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Hal O Penos Mexican Cafe
4.6 stars (19 ratings)

(602) 841-4197

3575 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051

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February 9, 2014 @ 10:32 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
This restaurant is the Bomb they are back.
51st ave and Northern
April 16, 2013 @ 12:51 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from [email protected]
Hal O Penos Mexican Cafe has reopened on the NWC of 51st Ave and Northern. Best Mexican food on the West side is back. Sun thru Thurs 11am to 9pm; Friday thru Saturday 11am to 10pm.

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Avg Rating: 5  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 19

February 9, 2014 @ 10:32 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
This restaurant is the Bomb they are back.
51st ave and Northern
April 16, 2013 @ 12:51 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from [email protected]
Hal O Penos Mexican Cafe has reopened on the NWC of 51st Ave and Northern. Best Mexican food on the West side is back. Sun thru Thurs 11am to 9pm; Friday thru Saturday 11am to 10pm.
February 25, 2013 @ 9:08 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix Az
Please if anyone finds that they have relocated, post it here. I'd gone there for 17 years. No one has a better Pollo Fundito. The food and service were awesome
Hal's, please come back
January 26, 2013 @ 11:23 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
Hal's as we know it has closed as of 12/16/12.
I do underrstand the sign on the door said they hoped to relocate soon. Oh please, oh please reopen. I love this place. Been going there for 15 yrs or more. Nothing compares. The staff was great, service great and the food amazing.
August 27, 2012 @ 9:20 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from GLENDALE, ARIZONA 85301
MY WIFE & I LOVE THIS PLACE FOOD IS VERY GOOD CHIPS R OUTSTANDING GOTTA TRY THE GREEN CHILE PORK CHIMMI.YUM YUM.
January 30, 2012 @ 1:58 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Burnsville, MN
The food here is fabulous! They have the best Green Corn Tamales in Phoenix and a menu full of other great meals. Very casual, large satisfying portions and the best salsa and chips! Don't miss this one! We discovered Hal O Penos when we lived in the neighborhood 20 years ago. We now live in MN and get to Phoenix often. Eating at Hal o Penos is one of the things we most look forward to each time we visit!
August 22, 2010 @ 7:58 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix Arizona
Love this place!! jose is doing a great job with the place
June 21, 2010 @ 6:04 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Pagosa Springs, Colorado
I moved to the Phx area 20 years ago and Hal's has been my favorite place to go. I left the Phx area and now live in Colorado, but am coming back this week because Im craving the spinach enchilada with espinaca con caso sauce TO DIE FOR........ Hal here I come.
September 29, 2009 @ 7:20 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from tolleson, az
My family and I have been going there for 10 + years. We are all now grown and married and live scattered around the valley, but we all still go to Hal's. Salsa is unbeatable. Love FUNDIDO! Chips are delish. Great prices! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
July 22, 2009 @ 6:20 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from phoenix,az
Hal-o-penos restaurant is very friendly, clean and good service. Their waitresses are always friendly and their margaritas are delicious.
November 17, 2008 @ 10:04 AM
a diner from Phoenix, Arizona
It had been there for a very long time. They sold the business, kept the cook,the menu and pretty much the whole staff and became A Taste of Mexico. A short time later they reopened as Hal O Peno's. Food is excellent, our favorite place.
November 12, 2008 @ 12:33 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from phx
I went here a couple years ago, I live down the block from it as well, I haven't been in a while, just because I havent had the chance but it was great. I just wanted to say to [email protected], its been there for quite some time, I have lived here since 98, and its been there prob since then. So it has been there longer than a year.
October 28, 2008 @ 4:40 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from phoenix, az
ive been going there for years. over the last year the prices have gone up and the quality down. the new owner, jose, has his wife working as a hostess. she speaks no english and never smiles. god forbid if there is a complaint how would she be able to handle it? she can't speak to the customers! the services has gone down also. they used to have the best service in town not anymore. they let one go that had worked there for years. what happened to her? She gave the best service in the place.
October 22, 2008 @ 12:18 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from PHOENIX, AZ
well to the person b4 me... hal's has been open for years... i should know my uncle owned it and its be open sense i was born... IN 1989... WHEN MY UNCLE OWNED IT IT WAS IN TOP SHAPE.. NOW ANOTHER DUMB GUY OWNS IT AND THE FOOD ISNT AS GREAT BUT STILL VERY GOOD... MY MOM STILL MANAGES IT TOO..
September 19, 2008 @ 9:25 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, Arizona
This is more of a response geared towards the comments made by Ms. Ashley. The resturant is good but I find it hard to believe you have gone to it for years. I live a block away from it, and I can assure you, it has not been there for more than a year. Otherwise the food is great. Having lived in Southern Cali and Tucson I have had my fair share of Mexican food. The only item that is not worth it would be the fajitas. Not much flavor there. Otherwise it is a great place. Never have they messed up an order or been to lazy about a request. Give it a shot if you are in the neighborhood. Also, they have big TVs and always showcase the local teams or out of market games.
May 27, 2008 @ 12:51 PM
a diner from Phoenix, Arizona 85023
This is the best Mexican food I have ever tasted, I could eat their salsa by the pitchers. They are AWESOME!
March 24, 2008 @ 1:56 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
This has been a restaurant that me and my family have been going to for years. This is definately the best mexican food restaurant in Arizona. I always have nothing but good things to say about Hal O Penos!!! Everyone should go here. Also they have a fantastic catering service as well.

Hope to see you come here soon!!
July 28, 2007 @ 3:43 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Peoria, AZ
We love this place! We've been eating here for ten years, through three owners. Now that the chef owns it, Hal-O-Peno's is the best it has ever been and the food is still the same wonderful stuff. Don't miss the fundido style chimis or the enchiladas. All the sauces are great and their salsa cannot be beat! YUM-O!
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
the food is great but if you're in a hurry, this is not the place to dine. Service can be abit slow but that is Hal's only down fall.
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February 9, 2014 @ 10:32 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Phoenix, AZ
This restaurant is the Bomb they are back.
51st ave and Northern
April 16, 2013 @ 12:51 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from [email protected]
Hal O Penos Mexican Cafe has reopened on the NWC of 51st Ave and Northern. Best Mexican food on the West side is back. Sun thru Thurs 11am to 9pm; Friday thru Saturday 11am to 10pm.