Aunt Chiladas Squaw Peak
7330 N Dreamy Draw Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 456-5040
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Sales Meetings, Banquets, Corporate Meetings, Tournaments, Company Meetings, Dances & Parties, Training Seminars, Celebrations, Business Meetings, Family Functions
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: Yes
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02/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I haven't eaten there too much in the past because as a vegetarian, they haven't had too much I could choose from. But I went recently and found out that they had some new items on the menu that were vegan/vegetarian friendly.
As with most times when meat eaters try to do veggie items, there will be hits and misses. The Black Beans are wonderful - smooth, spicy and yummy. I would order a quart of the beans just to take home. The vegan tacos are a good attempt, - lettuce used as the tortilla shell, but I miss regular corn tortillas which are usually made with some sort of vegetable oil. Maybe they use something else for theirs. The vegetarian burros are good, but better if you put the black beans in. I would have liked to have it enchilada-style with green sauce, but they use chicken stock in the green sauce. Personally, I think if they used vegetable stock in the green sauce, it wouldn't make that much difference in the flavor to the meat eaters and it would be another option for us vegetarians...
I think there is a bit of a way to go, but I'm giving them an A++ on the Black Beans, A on the veggie-burro with the Black Beans added, a B or C for the vegan tacos and an F on the green sauce with chicken stock, for an overall 4 stars! Thank you for thinking of us.
Aunt Chilada's has been a house hold name for me since growing up on the mountain next to it and it's been a while since I have been there, until recently. We just started going there regularly. The staff is friendly and helps make the experience every time. If fact I think that most of them were there when I was a kid.
You can get a burrito or a taco anywhere so we tried one of their house specials...as a matter of fact we try something new every time and we are always happy with the result. The house specials are unique and the ambiance can't be beat. The first night we went there a few weeks ago we were fat and happy and on our way out and ran into the regular Tuesday Bocce Ball tournament. It was starting, and we had some time, so we decided to stick around and play. We ended up winning a one night stay in Rocky Point that night. Needless to say we go back now about once a week, if not for Tuesday Bocce, we try to hit the Friday happy hour and the live band. After the first couple of times we started recognizing faces and by week three or four everyone knew our names and welcomed us into the so called Aunt Chiladas Lifestyle. If you are looking for a great Margarita or some awesome food, or just a place to hang out, I would highly recommend AC's (as we call it) to anyone for a Phoenix mexican experience.
This place is infamous! How can they afford to do a free happy hour buffet every day and never charge for live music? I guess I don't need to know. I was there for the first time a couple months ago and it is now the local watering hole for me and all my girlfriends! We love the outdoor bar and the bocce ball court. There are so many drink specials every day, and the food is not just good its free. We were there last night for the season premier of Zane Lamprey's new show Drinking Made Easy, and once again the Travel Channel found the best hideout in Phoenix. I hope my secret ""hotspot"" doesn't turn into the epicenter of where to get discovered in Phoenix. Between the chef's stint on Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen, The Travel Channel's Zane Lamprey, and the new Will Farrel movie being filmed there, I am afraid Hollywood may sweep them away!
07/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have NO CLUE why these other reviews are bad...I have been to the ""other Aunt's"" on Baseline and have had TERRIBLE FOOD AND SERVICE. Call me a glutten for punishment, but I wanted to see if there was a diiference between the two so...I made reservations. I was pleasantly suprised at how un-similar the 2 really are. We were promptly greeted and seated by a very friendly and cute hostess. OMFG The chips & salsa were so warm and fresh (they have amazing flour chips) I almost filled up on them alone. The menu was very reasonably priced for the portion sizes. Talk about a big o plate of yummy. I ordered the Chipotle cream chicken w/ a side of sliced avocados. The plate was served w/ a dish of sliced chicken breast, drownding in a sea of delicious chipotle cream sauce served w/ rice and beans. It had a lil spice to it but not too much. My bf ordered the Jalapeno Steak Fajitas, juicey sliced steak sauteed w/ fresh spicey jalapenos, which also came w/ sliced avocado, rice-beans, and corn tortillas. Talk about amazing. We ordered the ""Millionaire Margarita"" which was a little splurgey but hey- go big or go home. It came in a really cool glass that we got to take home w/ us. Our server Luby was so sweet and very attentive. VERY DIFFERENT from the Baseline aunts. When I told my server that I had bad service at the other one, she told me that the two were in no way other than name affiliated. She said that a family owned the squaw peak location, and ran it themselves... Go figure. I will NEVER go to the other one again. No reason to. LOVE THIS PLACE-It's worth the xtra drive time.
03/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My headline is directed towards the two nasty reviews I just read. I have been dining at that restaurant for years and have never had a problem. The wait staff are all very friendly and courteous. In fact, with as many years as I have been a patron of this fine establishment I have yet to see a high turn over in staff. Many of the employees have worked there for quite a while. Can't call it ""terrible management"" apparently they're doing something right. i do agree with the patio not being ""high heel friendly"" however but it's not rocket science to watch where you walk- Common sense. The food is very authentic and can be pretty much tailor made to order. I LOVE the fresh chips and salsa! Nothing about the food is pre made or pre packaged- this is the real deal. i urge those who have had a negative experience to try it out again> i just can't see how anyone would not love this place! Live bands on friday nights- they ALWAYS have free food in lounge for happy hour.. Come on- get real. This place rocks!
03/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Servers, staff & management EXTREMELY RUDE! Servers have unrestrained hair (found hair in my food). Restrooms were filthy (garbage was falling out of trash cans)
FYI (Aunt Chilada's owners) --- This is WHY, as the saying goes, ""THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT"". Now if you could only teach that to your staff.