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  • Love their chicken and shrimp tacos! I ordered mine with no cheese and doused it with their red salsa. Perfect amount of sweet and spicy since the shrimp tacos come w/ pineapple mango salsa on it. Their tortilla chips are not that impressive or I'd give 5 stars.

    (4)
  • Noticed a new Mexican food restaurant close to my house so I figured I'd try it.... Called in my order and was told 10 minutes. Wasn't ready when I came to pick it up and the staff seemed kind of discombobulated (possibly due to being a new restaurant??) Food was okay, but my glass mexican coke had this awful metallic aftertaste - throw up in my mouth status... Honestly couldn't even take more than one sip bc it was that disgusting!

    (3)
  • WARNING: If using a buy one, get one 1/2 off entree coupon: Don't expect to get your margaritas for the happy hour price. Order water instead. You cannot use a coupon and get your happy hour drink prices. Not sure what one has to do with the other but there's a loophole you need to be aware of. We won't be back. Food is good so too bad.

    (2)
  • Some how we have become regulars to this place because it's so good. This place has the best Mexican breakfast. The Chorizo Omelet is delicious, as well as the French Toast. Dinner is really good. I recommend the beef tacos. The chips and salsa are perfection. Always great service and food.

    (5)
  • They offer chips and salsa with different salsas. Ordered a quesadilla and it was bomb.com . Food is good and priced reasonable.

    (4)
  • I love this place, I mean it rocks the taste. My gripe is the bean sauce (which is extremely addictive) so no issues there either. So this review is really about the bean dip. OK, so they charge .99 cents for each additional refill in the small cup, what bothers me is that you can place an order (that would come with bean dip in the dining area) but will not give you ANY bean dip if your order is to go. I find this a bit cheap on their part and was given no real explanation as to why. So I spend the same amount of money but no bean dip. Kind of feel like I am being penalized for taking an order to go. I will go back, the food is awesome but I will not spend any money on orders to go as I do not like lack of accommodation with my full combination meal. They know who I am and I love them all to death but this is a bit of a letdown. I bordered on a 3 star review but opted for the four.

    (4)
  • Thanks for coming back to gilbert!! I barely made it through those couple of years without my shrimp tacos! My only suggestion-- change from pepsi to coke products!

    (5)
  • Very good food, great green chillies in the burrito, the shrimp mango quasiddia is very good.

    (4)
  • Love this place! They have a great menu and delicious food. I love the Chicken Mango Quesadilla and Lettuce Wrap Tacos

    (5)
  • It REALLY bums me out when a restaurants food is ruined my horrible customer service. Sadly, this restaurant isn't even on my "I'll just get the food because I like it and expect the service to suck" lists. Not even worth it. I called in an order to go and I was told 15 minutes or less. I arrive around 15 minutes later when it should be ready and the girl at the counter 1. Didn't acknowledge me, 2. Was in the way of everyone else who was busy doing their jobs 3. Was preoccupied with standing at the counter texting on her cell phone. I mean, really? I'm actually surprised none of the other employees told her to get off the phone and work because I could tell they were having to pick up some of her slack. I finally get her attention and say that I have an order for pick up and she says "you'll need to wait." Just like that, with a bad attitude and an extremely unwelcoming facial expression at that. So I take a seat next to the counter to wait. Mind you the place isn't busy. There's one couple waiting for a booth to open but there were many places to be seated. After waiting for about 10 minutes I stand up next to the counter and again, not acknowledged. I ask her if she could check to see if my order was ready (she didn't even ask my name when I originally arrived) and STILL texting on her phone says to herself "oh I didn't check you out." A woman who seemed to be the manager asks me what I ordered, told me it was ready and gave my bag of food to the cashier. As I was grabbing my money she got back on her phone texting AGAIN. Her being young and society's technology is no excuse. I can't believe she wasn't coached on proper customer service etiquette and extremely surprised that the management staff allows you to be on your phone while dealing with customers. Needless to say, this was extremely irritating. Didn't get an apology from anyone and the cashier didn't even thank me after I had paid. Sheesh, be warned. Can't stand the hassle of poor service even if the food is good!

    (1)
  • We were in the area as my husband likes to play WH 40K at a local game store there and hunger struck. So, I got out my trusty Yelp and found this gem which was less than a block away. Upon entering we were greeted by really friendly faces. Seated immediately we smelled good things in the air that whetted our appetite. The waitress was adorable and clearly loved the food there as after hearing we were first timers there was joyfully telling us her favorites on the menu and why. I love it when waiters do that cuz sometimes I don't have any pre-set food decisions. She brought us our drinks with some chips and red and green salsa with an additional bean dip (Yum!) while we looked over the menu. I decided on their street Tacos with their Mixta (grilled pork and beef mix) plate which gave 3 perfect sized street tacos and a side of both Spanish rice and refrained beans. The meat was really delicious and had plenty browned crusty bits of fat and meat and though it wasn't fall apart tender it was quite delicious. Pared with the onion, cilantro, and cabbage. Yum! Their smokey salsa they serve with it added just enough heat that it made me happy. The rice was also quite flavorful - i liked it a lot. My husband had their Chicken Tacos and he ate them up, yum! He said the chicken was moist and packed great flavor, the lettuce was crisp and the flavors blended perfectly. I know he will definitely make this a regular spot to grab a bit when he is at the game store. We live in Scottsdale so I will only get to enjoy it when I tag along - but now I have a great reason to do it - so I can eat the street tacos here! All this combined with the reasonable prices makes this a fantastic spot. Thank you for a great lunch and a fantastic first impression.

    (5)
  • Went in today with great expectations per prior reveiws. Eh mediocre food. Chicken in taco was dry and bland. Service was so so. Won't be returning. sorry.

    (2)
  • Good American Mexican food. Good salsas and service has always been good. Just all around solid place to go. Only go during lunch..

    (4)
  • I love Gecko Grill, my family and I don't go out to eat much, but when we do Gecko Grill is one of the top choices. I've tried lots of things on the menu over the years and am convinced that anything I order would be good. I recommend the Chicken Mango Quesadilla!

    (5)
  • I gave their old location a 1 star due to customer service. The new location is like night and day compared to the old. Much better layout and customer service was great. The food is fantastic! My favorite is the crispy beef and chicken tacos, Ariba used to be our favorite now it's the new Gecko Grill!!! We usually call our order in so as to avoid the wait many others have complained about.

    (4)
  • My girlfriend and I came with our friend. The service was very nice. The order didn't come out right the first time but they fixed it rather quickly.

    (3)
  • Went here with a really good friend to eat and catch up on our lives. This is a new location, but have never been here to try their food...always wanted to. It is definitely an "American style" Mexican place...so don't read too much into this place. Anyway, my friend and I liked the food we ordered and this could be our "hey, let's catch up" place. It's hot at this time in AZ (July) and usually we would sit inside with the a/c, but it was really cold and we opted to go out to the patio area under the shades and misters. It's funny how it reminded us being on the jungle ride at Disneyland, lol! My friend ordered the spinach enchilada (had a bite and it was really tasty, especially with the spinach cream sauce). I ordered the seafood enchilada and that was good too. The next time I order that, I will ask them to put the pineapple "cream cheese" sauce on the side because it was a little too much, but tasty otherwise. I took home half of it because it was filling, so it was 1st dibs whoever wanted the leftovers when I got home (hubby won!). We both totally loved the chips and the warm bean dip, what a plus to serve with alongside their salsa. I want to go back for the breakfasts the next time. Thanks, Gecko!

    (3)
  • Had wanted to try them again since they re-opened, but sadly disappointed! Walked in at 8:30pm and they said they were closed. Then they said they could do take out. Really?!! You have an open sign out that says you don't close until 9:00pm and instead of taking customers you turn them away?! We can't seat you, BUT we can still make the food and take your money if you take it and leave. No apology or explanation or come back and we'll give you a free dessert- anything? Again 8:30PM not 8:55pm- Needless to say we won't be back. There are too many other options with better service and the food is just a cheaper copy cat of Tia Rosa's around the corner. I'll pay more for some place that actually cares about customer service.

    (1)
  • My husband and I were at sportsman warehouse and decided to grab lunch before heading back to tempe. I had been wanting Mexican food we decided to try it. We stopped in on a Saturday morning around 10:30 it took a couple of minutes to acknowledge us before someone greeted us and offered to seat us. The outdoor patio looked really cute but there was not an open table so we choose inside. We looked over the lunch menus and sat for several minutes before being greeted. We order water and my husband asked about breakfast. He was brought a breakfast menu to look at. A few more minutes passed and we ordered our food and was brought a basket of chips and two salsas. The chips were slightly warm and had good flavor. The salsa was ok at best. After 10 or so minutes we were checked on and we asked for more water. Our food took about 20 minutes to get. We were seated outside the kitchen and it sounded a bit unorganized. We were brought our food and then left. Husband had pancakes and strawberries which he said was pretty good. Ordered a crab relleno with rice and beans. The releno was small but not greasy like most. Inside was just lots of imitation crab. The rice and beans were okay but nothing special. No one checked on us until we were finished with our meals. And then we were just given the check no offer for desert or anything. We were in a hurry at this point as we had an appt. to make. The tab was almost 17.00. Not wanting to wait any longer I left a 20.00 and we left. Would I go back again? Probably not. Perhaps if I was in the area and not in a hurry? The food was pretty decent the service lackluster and overall atmosphere just ok.

    (3)
  • Love their food, the only reason I gave 4 stars was because when they moved to the new location they stopped serving their wings which were my favorite dish.

    (4)
  • Way overrated! I had been to the previous location years ago and didn't care for it then. Decided to give it another go at it's new spot, and it's still ranks the same for me. The salsas are very runny, almost too runny, the bean dip was nearly tasteless. I ordered asada street tacos and wasn't impressed with them. The meat had no flavor. Overall I think this place is lacking that authentic Mexican flavor. I will not be going back. There are too many other Mexican food places on AZ that deliver much more.

    (2)
  • New Location---- so glad it has finally opened and is now closer to us again! Starting with chips that are not greasy or over-filling, crisp and thin, served with their Gecko bean dip, green and red salsa on the side! Try and eat just one...We adore the chicken enchilada - never had them so delishly simple and tasty; I don't know how they prepare their chicken but it is consistently moist, tender, flavorful. The green sauce served over is just yummy and the cherry on top! Such amazing value... The service has always been great, and tonight was not any different. Attentive, eye contact, sense of service and sense of humor. So appreciated on a Sunday evening with my family. Looking forward to the liquor license coming next month! Cheers and congrats! p.s.- this is what food from scratch tastes like when someone cares!

    (5)
  • My wife and I came here for a late breakfast. They let us choose between either the breakfast menu or the regular menu. Even though it was breakfast, they started us off with chips and salsa. They all tasted fresh and home made. The chips were just right and, although not spicy, the two slasas were also good. They brought a red salsa and a sweet green salsa. We starte with horchata to drink. My wife ordered a breakfast burrito with chorizo, which was bigger than she expected. She said it was really good. I got the machaca plate (shredded beef with peppers and eggs mixed in.) It came with a side of hash browns and a side of refried beans and fresh tortillas. It was all very good. There was a minor issue with one of the tortillas, but they handled it well and the owner/manager came to our table and apologized and gave us a discount, which was unnecessary, but very appreciated. We both appreciated how clean and new everything felt and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back here. I am looking forward to trying the lunch or dinner menu next time.

    (4)
  • Best bean dip ever! I love the great easy going setting and delicious food! They also moved closer to my house. Which is awesome!

    (5)
  • 2nd time lunching at Gecko Grill, great food, great service, great lunch

    (4)
  • I have been going to here since the cook from Tia Rosa's stole the recipes and opened gecko... cause I thought their service was better and it used to be... NOT any more... two times ago the waitress tried to extort a 50% tip by asking me 3 times if I "really needed change, really" and this last time I went for pick up and they failed to add the Salsa to my bag (the only reason I like their food in the first place and I'm to lazy to make the salsa myself - recipe to follow)... I called and let them know and my wife drove all the way back to get it and they accused her of lying... Seriously??? like I would go there (5 miles) and then go all the way back to steal 6 oz of green salsa??? So here is the Green salsa Recipe- 3 cans of La Costena Tomatillos drain one and dump all three into a blender, 2-3 de-seeded Jalapenos, 1-1.5 bunch of cilantro, 4-5 fresh garlic cloves and about 2 tble spoons of sugar (to taste) . Blend for about a minute and enjoy not having to be accused of lying...

    (1)
  • HOLY YUM! What a beautiful place and what FANTASTIC food. My co-workers and I met for breakfast and WOW....impressed with the look, taste and price of it ALL. The Egg-chiladas were AH-mazing and the French toast was perfectly spiced and cooked. Waitress is friendly and the owner came over to say hello. It's apparent they're proud and it shows. Can't wait to come back for dinner on their awesome patio! So happy they opened here in Gilbert, just a few blocks from my house.

    (5)
  • Love this place! Gecko Grill is one of our favorite places to eat. Love the salsa and bean dip. The Crabby burrito covered with the southwest cheese sauce....is the best!! Must try! Also try the salmon enchiladas. Very good. Oh can't forget about the menudo. You better be hungry when you order the big bowl.

    (5)
  • The food is fabulous (I love the Gecko Burro and Pollo Fundido...and the strawberries and cream--one word-- AMAZING), the service and location are awesome and their involvement in the community is so great! I love supporting a great business like this!

    (5)
  • Very clean , good + service, very good menu. So far all the food has been very good to excellent. Two salsas , one is a sweet mango the other is a classic mild red. I wish they had a real hot sauce to offer . Carna Asada is one of the better ones around. We will be back

    (4)
  • Tried Gecko for the first time today. Yelp info informed us it was not waiter service, but really was. The outside area was nice,roomy & shady. We were a little confused as to why a party of 10 or 12 was being seated for us ( a party of two ). The server seemed a little in la la land. We asked for a beer list... And he responded with... "Uhh what's that?".. You know a list of beers that you guys carry. We kind of laughed it off tho. They seemed to be a bit new as they didn't know which tables had been care of already or not. We had 3 people at our table at one pt. ..Frank ( who wasn't our server ) refilled our drinks & checked on us, was a great help & was very friendly. The food was so so but prices were very inexpensive. Free chips / salsa & bean dip & good horchata!

    (3)
  • How does the food taste? I wouldn't know. We waited an hour and a half before walking out. Everyone else on the patio was served but our party of eight. Eight! How did you miss us?

    (1)
  • I love this place for breakfast . I'm sorry to post this that I will shoot myself in the foot by this place is going be packed for MY BREAKFAST Time. The food is american with a Mexican twist. Plan on putting in some sit down time to talk to your people, the service is a little slow but it is worth the time. On a big party, good luck and have patience. The food is Great, Don't play around with the cooks. Plus to and to this, Great job to the COOKS

    (5)
  • I absolutely love gecko grill. Their chips with bean dip and choice of salsas are amazing. I had the enchiladas (one chicken, one pork) with the green sauce and was very impressed. Our server was charming and funny and kept the chips coming. Every employee who walked by checked on us (Not always talking to us, but clearly checking to see if we were in need). I will be a regular here.

    (5)
  • I thought they had closed for good! I didn't realize that they moved! What a relief! This is one of my favorite Mexican Restaurants in the Valley and was really disappointed when they disappeared from the Gilbert and Guadalupe location they had been in for over 10 years! I usually skip the refried beans at most Mexican food restaurants because they bore me, but Gecko Grill's beans have a special smokey flavor and are lighter, almost fluffy. Their Fiesta Chicken is the best marinated and grilled chicken anywhere and I absolutely LOVE their Crab Relleno with their crabby sauce which is the most amazing sauce I've had on Mexican food. My wife loves their Pollo Grande (Pollo Fundido) and I love their seafood version, it's slightly sweet because all their seafood is cooked with fruity salsas which go perfectly with shrimp and fish. I am utterly ecstatic that they are back in business and will be making a trip there soon! UPDATE: I just ate lunch at this new location and am happy to report that my favorite menu items are still on the menu, along with some new things to try. The recipes seem to be the same, but you can tell they are being made by different cooks. Everything was still good though. They are still getting their feet wet with this new restaurant, but they were extremely busy and there was a wait for lunch at 12:30 on a Thursday! I'm glad they are getting the business. However, they ran out of high-chairs when we got there and so the nephew we were baby-sitting had to sit on our laps until one became available. Also, the food seemed to take awhile to come out, but it was worth the wait. I'm sure they'll get into their groove soon, but until then I had to reduce my review to 4 stars.

    (4)
  • The food was good but the service was not that great. I cannot decide whether I like it or not. I will give it another try eventually but if the service sucks again I would give it two stars instead of three. It took a while for someone to bring our drinks and take our order. We were served chips with two types of salsa and a bean dip. When they refilled our chips and salsa they did not give us bean dip. When I asked for more bean dip I was told it would be an additional 99 cents. WTF over! Unbelievable.

    (3)
  • I try to go here at least once a week. They have expanded and have additional tables as well as out side patio. They food continues to be great, especially their strawberries and cream, a dessert to die for. You cannot miss going here. Give it a try and enjoy.

    (5)
  • Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff. I've been going to Gecko for years and they are just as good today as they've ever been!

    (4)
  • Excellent food! We have finally found a place in our neighborhood for awesome Mexican food. We are quickly becoming regulars for breakfast and lunch. Give them a try :)

    (5)
  • Great Mexican food and generally a short wait. We have come here multiple times since this location opened. We have enjoyed the food and like to sit on the balcony when the weather isn't too bad. The wait staff is young but attentive. We will continue to come here frequently.

    (5)
  • New to this area and tried Gecko Grill out because I always see a line outside! We've gone for breakfast and dinner; both were delicious. The place is very small and very busy so get there early and expect a wait. The wait is worth it though!

    (4)
  • Great food, outstanding breakfast, dog friendly patio! Their food and service and been consistent for years. Their Greenfield/baseline location has recently opened. They have been serving Gilbert/Mesa area for years.

    (5)
  • Had my first experience with this popular spot today. Unfortunately, our waitress was on her third day on the job so service was poor. She and the manager even apologized for that. But, everyone is new to a job at least once and, as a former restaurant worker, I tend to be quite forgiving. Whenever I go to a new "ethnic" restaurant I usually order one of the "baseline dishes," because if these dishes are good the rest of the menu items are also usually good. Here I did a taco and a cheese enchilada combo. First, I couldn't get ground beef even though the waitress told me ground beef was an option, instead I got big chucks of shredded beef in the taco. The pieces were dry and tough, so as I bit into the taco shell I ended up with a huge hunk of beef hanging out of my mouth with a little piece of shell. Not at all good. Most disappointing, though, was the complete lack of "zing" in any of the food I had. Everything was bland, bland, bland, even the salsas served at the beginning of the meal were lackluster! I could not taste any cilantro or jalapeno in anything! Mexican food is supposed to have a little kick in it, but not here. Even Taco Bell has more spice and flavor than Gecko Grill. My wife ordered a Seafood Grande with the sauce on the side as she is extremely sensitive to any level of spicy food. Turned out there was no sauce in this dish but the burro was covered with melted pepperjack cheese because that's too hot for her. She sent it back and ordered a shredded beef chimi. The staff did get that out fairly rapidly. While my wife liked this dish, she did admit that the chucks of shredded beef were very dry and not until she poured some of the liquidy bean dip on the meat was she satisfied with it. I tasted some of the beef and it was very dry, just as in my taco. Also, she got a little cup of salsa fresca with her chimi but thought it was more like pico de gallo. I tasted it and it was so oniony that I actually spit it out into my napkin. YUK! The onions tasted as if they had been soaking in the pico de gallo for several days. I'm not able to recommend this place to anyone unless you want to pretend you are eating Mexican food and are satisfied with the "gringo" blandness that permeates their menu.

    (2)
  • We came here on a very strong recommendation of a friend and loved it! The chips came with two salsas and a bean dip, all were very good. I ordered the fish taco plate, one battered, the other grilled, both fresh and flavorful. My husband ordered the tamales, one corn and one beef and loved them both. The rice and beans were no nonsense and very tasty too. Friendly service and the prices were more than reasonable. Will return for sure.

    (5)
  • New location and still great food, but the wait and service is still working out the kinks. Hopefully it can only get better. To there defense I was there the week they opened. Plenty of helpful happy staff it just took forever and they were out of items. Shrimp Burrito is awesome.

    (4)
  • I really enjoyed our food, except for the fish tacos which were nothing to write home about. I also had the arroz con pollo and the chicken was cooked perfectly although someone who enjoys onions would have enjoyed it more. Eric was a fantastic server and had no problems keeping up with my busy family. I give it 4 stars because I felt that the price was a little high. We paid $45 for two adults and 2 kids. Not ridiculously high but I would have expected a better meal for the price.

    (4)
  • Awesome place! Just heard about it's re-opening on Facebook and had to check it out! When I arrived I noticed that I wasn't the only one who must have heard about them re-opening. The place was packed! It was well worth the wait. The service and staff were very friendly and prompt. Had the Crab Relleno and was loving every bite of it. Their bean dip and green salsa is also awesome! Was so impressed with the food that night I went back 2 days later to indulge again. Will definitely be coming here often.

    (5)
  • Best tasting Mexican food. I've never ordered anything less than delicious! Service is great too! I wish they had more locations.

    (5)
  • Very addicting! I go there every chance I can! Clean, open space, great service! Amazing food!

    (5)
  • Salsa and dips are runny, look and taste bad. Not sure how a place with mex food this bad can stay in business. Go somewhere better, why eat crappy food?

    (2)
  • Love this place. So glad it came back. Cannot beat their Vegetarian Burrito, Chimichanga and Enchilada style! Cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Portions are more than enough. I always leave with leftovers or an (over)stuffed belly. Plus, they give you bean dip with the chips. Yum!

    (5)
  • This is probably the worst Mexican Restaurant I have ever been to. Went there with the kids for Father's Day. Service was slow and they hardly ever came around to fill our drinks. We ran out of chips and salsa and had to ask for more. Salsa had no taste and all and we had very few chips for four of us and had to wait for the bean dip. We were told that they were making more salsa. Come on folks, what's with that??? You are a Mexican Restaurant and don't have your salsa made prior to opening? I had the Quesadilla and it was lousy. No cheese, or very little and lacking meat and flavor. Have had better at Taco Bell! My husband had the Fiesta Burro and it lacked taste and chicken was dry. Not served with any rice or beans like most Mexican Restaurants. One word to you, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY TO EAT HERE!!! Will never come back there as there are many better Mexican Restaurants than this one. If you want real Mexican, try Nando's, it beats this place hands down.

    (1)
  • Overpriced, small portions. They need to increase the size to make it work or lower the price. The food is good, but not when you can get a nicer meal for a better price elsewhere.

    (2)
  • The salsa was good, but it went down hill from there. The service needs improvement. Things were OK, but nothing to go back for, Taco Bell is actually better. We had such high hopes. The search goes on :(

    (1)
  • After Christmas shopping one night I decided to stop by this restaurant. I pass by there on a daily basis and it is always crowded. When I arrived I noticed it was an awfully busy place. I even asked one of the customers about this restaurant she said they are regulars, so I felt pretty confident in her opinion not having been there before. The staff appeared friendly, and the customers were being seated promptly. I did order my food to go. When I arrived home my family and I sat down to eat our food. I noticed their salsa was very sweet, the pico de gallo was dried out, the tomatoes were shriveled. I ordered a green chili chimichanga with pork and beans, which I was charged extra for the beans, and the meat since it wasn't shredded. As I was finishing my chimi something in it looked awfully weird. As I picked this foreign object apart I realized that there was a paper of some sort, it resembled a half sheet of a paper towel. I immediately phoned the restaurant. I spoke with the manager who was really nice offered me a credit towards my next meal. I opted out and wanted my money back. I had to again go to the restaurant to receive my credit for only the chimi. I was discouraged that my whole order was not credited since my whole family was grossed out at that point. Unfortunately with that kind of an experience I will not be returning. I actually took a picture of this foreign object. I would post the picture if I knew how to attach it.

    (1)
  • First visit to Gecko Grill was quite pleasing to the tummy. I saw this place en route to another highly Yelp rated business (Two Wheel Jones). My wife had the Chicken Sopes combination platter with rice and refried beans. She enjoyed the flavors of the Sopes and the refried beans. I had the Taco and Burrito combination with Carne Asada. The thing that struck me was that the Carne Asada was cut quite small but I could taste the flavors. The other thing is how attentive the staff is. There was one waitress (Heidi) who went to each customer to ensure they were satisfied. For us, that spoke volumes. Our server, Halee, was also attentive and professional. No doubt that we will return.

    (5)
  • My son C was disappointed with last nights visit to Chipotle, I told him we could try another place tonight. I Yelped Mexican and found Gecko Grill. I was suprised by how large the place was. Dining on both sides of the door as you walk in plus a good sized patio. The hostess sat us at a 4 top & we almost immediately asked her if we could move to a duece next to the stone wall. She oblidged. It took awhile for our server Francisco to show up so after he took our drink order & started to leave I told him we were ready to order. I wasn't sure when we would see him again. A busser eventually brought us the chips, salsa duo & bean dip. Both salsas were very good as was the bean dip. C wasn't overly impressed with the burrito he had last night so we tried again. C ordered the Carne Burrito, $5.99, with Carne Asada, cheese instead of beans, salsa fresca on the side. He loved it. It was just what he was looking for. The steak is grilled & chopped really small. Not overly seasoned so don't expect much spice. C loved it though. I ordered the Tejano Burro with adobada pork. $7.19. It was fine, nothing special. Of all the ingredients inside the burro; pork, anaheim green chile, cheese, beans, guacamole and salsa fresca, the guacamole had the strongest flavor. Francisco was m.i.a. most of the meal but eventually he brought our bill. M.i.a.again, it took another 5 min or so for him to run the c.c. and bring it back to our table. Really good chips & salsa, good food, slow server. 3 Stars.

    (3)
  • Went here today and I thought that the chicken tacos were pretty good. They were great on bringing out chips and salsa as well. Not the best salsa but decent. Didn't even have to wait long for a party of 9 which I'd rare. The wait staff were very friendly as well! Most of my favorite mexican restaurants are closed on Sundays so I'm glad there's a decent one I can go to lol.

    (4)
  • The 4 of us went there one evening for dinner as we were told that it was good Mexican food. The wait was only about 10 minutes. The restaurant is loud with lots of people having fun. But the talking seems to bounce off the walls. Not bothersome too much but just be prepared that it won't be quiet atmosphere. The server was super nice but I can't seem to remember her name. Felicia maybe? not sure that is right. Oh well, but she was super attentive and friendly. The margaritas are good but not heavy on the alcohol at all so for the price of them I would next time decline. The food was superb. I had the spinach enchiladas and they were really good. The burrito a friend had was super large and looked yummy.

    (4)
  • I'll be short and quick. This is our second time here the first time food was amazing customer service was ok we were please that we decided to go back with the thought of getting delicious meals, but nop. I order nachos I had the craving for them and my wife order a veggie burrito . I'm sorry to say but the nachos were super horrible greasy blunt nothing there , circle k has better nachos for half the price they were gross my wife veggie burrito was also bad just no flavor nothing to be amaze . Very disappointing. Our waiter said that food comes out differently sometimes because depends on the cook who's making the food . No consistency at all in meals. Our waiter could care less. We eat almost nothing of our food just plane gross !! I'm going to have think twice about giving them my business . That's what happens when you try to support local businesses.

    (2)
  • I come here once in a while with my in laws, as they love it and get the same burrito each time. If you are a creature of habit and order the same thing every time because you liked it the first time you got it, this place will work with you if you get lucky with what you order. But I like to order something different every time and get disappointed a lot. I ordered a salad the last time I went and it was made with the cheap iceberg lettuce and wasn't very fresh. I have ordered the lettuce wrap taco before and that had been my favorite dish yet. My husband ordered the spinach enchiladas with the spinach cheese sauce and could hardly finish one enchilada because the sauce was too overpowering. My mother in law got the same thing but with the green sauce and loved it. They do have nice bean dip and green salsa with the free appetizer chips though, so I can usually try to fill up on those.

    (3)
  • Meh. It's ok. We wanted Mexican food and this popped up in the search. It's highly mediocre, and filled a hole in my tummy. Not very creative with the recipes, though. I can make what they served me at home. There are too many other places to try. I probably won't be back.

    (2)
  • We love this local Mexican food restaurant. We frequent it often. I struggled between 3 and 4 stars because the food is typically very good. However, on almost every occasion the service is slow and very poor. For my first time ever, on my last visit, I left no tip. Service was just poor. They seem to hire servers either with no experience or servers that no one else would hire. Management needs to step up and train or hire better servers. Or hire better managers. This last experience was also the first time the quality of the food was not up to standard. Keep your food standards high and train your servers.

    (3)
  • This some of the best fish Mexican food, I love the tacos - salmon is my favorite- Awesome!

    (5)
  • This is the best place to go when you are starving. They start you off with free chips, bean dip and salsa. The bean dip is awesome and the salsas are pretty great as well. I've only ordered the pollo fundido because what else would you order when you can get a burrito smothered in cheese and cream sauce.

    (5)
  • This has been a family favorite since they were at their old location on Gilbert road. My favorite is the chicken enchilada with green sauce! It is delicious chicken breast perfectly shredded and never has any fat in it!! Another delicious item is the chicken fajita burrito! The only thing I wish was that they would give a larger bean dip with your chips instead charging you.

    (5)
  • I have been eating at Gecko Grill since 2000. My favorite thing to get there is the Southwest Shrimp Burrito. I always ask for an extra cup of green sauce to pour on top of it to make it even better. Doing that will make it a little sweeter but it is real good. The chips and bean dip are really good to. The service has been really good for me there too. No complaints that I can think of.

    (5)
  • We had been sitting here on this beautiful patio for at least 20 minutes when my boyfriend, who has a booming radio DJ voice, yelled across other diners to someone else's waitperson like a Wall Street trader doing a long shot purchase "EXCUSE ME, WE ARE READY TO ORDER!" The salsa could use some heat and waaaaay less salt. They didn't bring little plates for the chips and salsa and they have those wrought iron mesh tables that you can see through, so of course the salsa is falling through the table onto our legs! All they had were these tiny cheap napkins! We overheard the family next to us as they were eating their shrimp cocktails say "we don't have time to wait for our meals could you please cancel our order?" They had obviously been waiting to place their order as long or longer than we had. Our order finally came and while the food was good it was extremely bland. I asked if they had a spicier hot sauce or salsa and she said yes and brought me something equally as bland as the first two. So if you're looking for a nice atmosphere bland food and the worst service ever this is the place for you!

    (2)
  • My husband and I went on a friday night ...busy wait was 15 minutes not bad. We both already knew what we wanted reviewed the menu while waiting. The waitress was nice. Very busy place ...long wait for food. Ordered chimichangas and street tacos plate. My tacos were so salty one taco was cold wierd ! Although the food wasnt perfect i probably wont return due to not feeling well after eating here!

    (2)
  • It's clean and the waitress was good and pleasant, the food not so much. Fish tacos were just awful. I just don't like sweet fish or soggy corn tortillas. The fish was dark not nice and white. For the price they should use a better fish. Chips were good and so was the bean dip. I may go back and try something simpler. But only if I'm in the area Won't go out of my way.

    (2)
  • This time we went for lunch to sample their lunch/dinner entrees. We are looking for a "go to" Mexican restaurant close to our home that we can frequent whenever the desire for Mexican food hits us. Today we tried their carne asada and cheese enchilada plate, that comes with rice and beans, and two muffin sized tortilla cups of pico de gallo and guacamole. It was very good so now we have a new "go to" place!

    (4)
  • Usually I like Gecko Grill but as of lately it's been hit or miss. Sometimes my food comes out right away and tastes great. Other times the food is bland and take forever to arrive. The service is usually not that great. It has taken up to half an hour before a server ever stopped by our table to take our order. Then another 45 minute wait for the food to arrive... Don't go there if you are hungry and want to eat anytime soon.

    (3)
  • Was pleasantly surprised by this place. Got the Sonora hot dog and the carne asada caramello. The dog was very good. Comparable to some of the better sonoran dog carts out in West phoenix. The caramello was good sized and tasty. They have a nice patio as well.

    (5)
  • Better than I thought it would be. The decor is underwhelming. It was good food well made. Not greasy like a lot of other places. I noticed another review talking about bad service, It was fine when we were there, but it wasn't overly busy. It is telling that we live close and have not been there often. Not sure what they need to do to take this restaurant to the next level.

    (3)
  • Genuinely the best authentic taste profile for Mexican food at an affordable price in the East Valley. Humble environment where the owner still comes out to greet its Patrons. Nice decor, clean and quality minded Staff. Traditional tasting food that reminds me of my mom cooking dinner (that Good). Nice portions and they will even cook a variation of there Menu for you. I have egg Sopes every Saturday with Enchilada Sauce on top!

    (5)
  • I've only tried a very few items here at the Gecko Grill. But I usually personally rate a authentic Mexican Restaurant on trying these few items. Depending if they turn out great determines whether I try something new next time. So here it goes! I usually first always get the Chimichanga at any new Mexican restaurant that I try. And theirs is pretty amazing! I always get shredded beef Chimichanga's usually on the first order of any restaurant and theirs top the list. It's just what it should be deep fried, large amount, and delicious. It's nice if you can get a side of their Jalapeno Cream Cheese to go with it! It is too die for! Next their refried beans are crap! They taste like they came out of a can. Bland! Don't waste your time and so that means their refried bean burritos are not going to be any better. Their Burro Grand and Gecko Burro are ok. And the only thing that makes the Bean Mini Chimis ok is the jalapeno cream cheese. I've never been one to mix Seafood with Mexican Food. Disgusting! Yuk! It never seems authentic Mexican Food when I see fish tacos and the such on a Mexican Food Menu. So I believe your best bet would be to get the Chimichanga any way you want it with a side Jalapeno Cream Cheese. And this would be a very safe bet and delicious!

    (3)
  • Hooray! It re-opened. Shrimp/mango quesadillas are as good as ever, and most impressively, they use real tortillas. The old place didn't serve alcohol, and the new one does, which is a tremendous improvement. Service was on the slow side, especially given that the place was mostly empty, but the food was worth the wait. I love the fact that you get bean dip, green salsa, AND red salsa with the chips!

    (4)
  • Service was very good and so was the Food. Loved the green chili burro. Their been dip tastes wonderful.

    (5)
  • Great breakfast! lots of traditional Mex items to choose from but got the chiliqueas (can't spell:) w/green sauce. Was Not disappointed. Had lunch a while back but can't remember what it was:) But it was good enough to warrant coming back for.

    (4)
  • We love it! Stopped in for lunch today after golf and were seated immediately. Drinks arrived promptly, along with chips, red & green salsa and bean dip. All delicious and fresh. I had the fiesta burro & my bf ordered the pick two. Scrumptious! We were very impressed. We have no complaints, and it is clear they all take pride in this restaurant.

    (5)
  • We love the quality of food as well as the nice ambience of Gecko Grill. However, their customer service is seriously lacking. We have been there during the day when it was not crowded at all and during the dinner rush and you get the same service. I am really sad that they cannot get it together and appreciate there Customers.

    (2)
  • I love Gecko Grill. I have been coming here since they were in their other location. The special Chimi (beef) is the best. I miss their beef tri tips, but maybe we will see them again. The staff is nice. Food has always been awesome. Love this place. Here is what you need to remember: Beef special chimi, all you can eat chips and GREEN salsa. Yum!

    (5)
  • I am sorry to report that my mom and I had the worst Mexican meals we've ever had last night at Gecko Grill. I had already been a guest once with my husband and that meal, over a year ago, was not impressive (I had ordered a chimichanga and it tasted very plain and he didn't even finish his meal because it was so poor), however, I wanted to give the place one more chance as maybe they were having an off day. My mom ordered two chargrilled fish tacos ($4.69/each) and I ordered the Gecko Quesadilla Grande ($10.99). Our server was pleasant if not super quite but no biggie there. Our food came out fairly quickly and I immediately knew why. My mom's tacos looked like soggy, plain fish tacos and my "grande" quesadilla was....you guys, I'm seriously APPALLED at what was on my plate for $10.99. This was two store bought tortillas crisped so much that it didn't even look like a tortilla was the actual ingredient. If you've have canned chicken before, you KNOW the taste and that was indeed canned chicken in my "quesadilla". There was barely any guacamole (not that I was wanting a lot but I think I maybe got one or two tastes out of the 2 triangles I ate), and if their jalapeño cream cheese exists, it didn't make it for my particular quesadilla. I cannot believe that someone has the ability to run a restaurant using prepackaged, microwaveable food. I see all of these positive reviews and I'm sure there have been great visits but, guys, when we are talking Mexican food-the quality-you can not all be so thrilled with this restaurant. If you are, then I believe you need to go try real Mexican food. I can name, on both hands, other restaurants in the vicinity that server FAR better meals for the same amount of money. That is the real kicker here. I wouldn't even pay $6.99 for that quesadilla item. I can go to Nando's, Tia Rosa's, Serrano's, and even Mi Amigo's and Someburro and get a plate for a similar price and have to take home the extras as the portions are generous. The plate presentation of this quesadilla at GG was amateur at best. I could make that quesadilla AND those fish tacos in my kitchen with FLAVOR and then I bet it would be worth $10.99. I will not be returning and I WILL be spreading the word. Terrible food, terrible prices.

    (1)
  • Food was yummy, service was excellent. I got the "camarones al mojo ajo" it was very buttery, but I liked it. My hubs got "southwestern shrimp burrito" it was super creamy and heavy, but also very good. Our server was amazing! He was attentive, polite, but also gave us our space. I look forwArd to going back. Their mango shrimp quesadilla is legendary. It's my favorite things on the menu so far.

    (4)
  • Really our new favorite last minute dinner out place. The food is very good, not the best we have ever had but very good, always hot and fresh. Love the green sauce! Casual enough for after practice for our family, nice atmosphere. Servers have always been attentive and quick. Definitely will be regular customers here.

    (4)
  • I work in the same shopping center as Gecko and am a frequent customer. My favorite is the gecko salad with chicken, its really tasty. The staff is nice as well. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're craving some authentic Mexican cuisine.

    (4)
  • We waited 35 minutes on a Friday night to be seated out on the patio. The furniture on the patio could be a little bit more comfortable ..but it was okay. This is our second time that we have visited and my husband and I feel that the food is okay..not the best or amazingly good, but the servers are attentive and we did not mind the food that we ate.

    (3)
  • Our new favorite breakfast and lunch spot. We had almost given up on finding a great authentic Mexican restaurant and we finally found one in our own neighborhood. Breakfast are excellent! We get the chorizo plate( best Chorizo we've ever had), Menudo, and the breakfast quesadilla. All are fresh, homemade and delicious! Staff is always friendly and attentive.

    (4)
  • Chips and salsa are great. Too bad the bean dip serving is tiny with payment for refills. Overall yummy food, good service and very reasonable prices.

    (4)
  • Best Mexican food ever! I have been going to this restaurant for years and i love the new location. The food tastes just the same and I wish I could go every day. I always get the chicken mango quesadilla. It is very popular for a reason ;)

    (5)
  • Its just an OK place with OK food. Nothing special but nothing bad.

    (3)
  • Thoroughly unimpressed. Very weak salsa selection. The red salsa reminded me of Taco Bell. The strawberry margarita was AWFUL!!! Definitely won't be back. Want some good Mexican food? Come up to Pinetop and go to Los Corrales.

    (1)
  • This place is, average. It used to be my favorite Mexican food place, but their prices have increased for no apparent reason. My last visit was a bit disappointing which has earned it the 3 stars. The food was mediocre and the service did not exceed my expectations. If I have to find you for more chips and salsa, there's a problem.

    (3)
  • Gecko Grill is good, but not great. The service was okay, because the bussers were more helpful than our waiter. The food is, what I call, "Gringo Mexican." Everything was under seasoned/marinated and loaded with cheese. Everyone loves cheese, so I think that's where all the great reviews came from. I don't want to bash this place, because there was nothing necessarily wrong, it just wasn't real Mexican food. I probably wont go back.

    (3)
  • First off the place has a home style vibe. Outside has a little patio with heaters for when it's cold. The prices are super cheap and worth it. Bean dip is awesome with the chips. Service was good and fast. I got the #11 which was cheese enchiladas with a tamale and my gf got the #1 which was these cheese enchilada a hard taco. Both were good. I would def come back

    (5)
  • Very disappointed in this restaurant. We came here after a friends' recommendation. The restaurant itself is in a strip mall which that in itself takes away a bit of the ambiance. The outdoor seating is much nicer though. Our waiter was very awkward and second guessed every word he spoke. He seemed really shy....kinda felt bad for him. I ordered a blended Margarita....and it was terrible. It tasted like a very cheap mix, and the blender didn't even blend all of it. As for the chips and salsa....the bean dip they give us was salty, and the salsa had no spice. The green salsa is actually sweet. Onto the food, I ordered the special chimichanga with Carne Asada. It was covered in a gross (cheese sauce?) That was supposed to be spinach cream sauce. The meat was so salty I could barely stomach it, and the meat was all I could find in the chimi. So plain but they just salted the crap out of it to make up for it. All in all I will never return here.....taco bell is better....and cheaper.

    (1)
  • First time here. It was pretty busy, but the wait was short. Staff was very courteous and friendly. Food was good. Split the combo fajitas w/my BF and found the chicken, steak & shrimp to be delicious! Kids had a veggie burrito & an enchilada combo.. Both enjoyed. Only one, teeny, tiny suggestion.. Ordered 2 Pacificos (bottles) that could have been much colder. Asked for cold glasses that weren't that much colder. An ICE cold Mexican beer is always a plus with some yummy Mexican food :)

    (3)
  • Wow Gecko grill has a unique and sweet taste on to their meals. Mango Sweet Shrimp Quesadilla is what I had...... MANGO.....Who thought of that? Put mango in a Quesadilla or anything else!! Very Very tasty. My experience here was great, our waitress Alexis did a wonderful job. Made sure our cups were always full and brought us chips and salsa prior to our main course arriving to our table. Very clean place and environment. All the workers are all friendly and acknowledges you once you walk in. I highly recommend one of their chimichangas or burritos. Definitely will be seeing me here.

    (4)
  • The food here is great! I always get the mini chimis and love them. The salsas and bean dip are always really good. The only thing that kinda turns me off is how everytime I walk in I'm not greeted. I always end up standing there while the employees are either walking by or looking over at us. Kinda awkward. But besides that the staff is friendly!

    (3)
  • Good food. Fresh. Some items seem a little pricey shrimp mango quesadilla is really good

    (4)
  • I come to this place all the time and I do love the food. The service however, could use some work. My friend and I walked in and stood there for a little while before being told to wait. There was no greeting at all. They have a lot of employees, but I feel as though some are not well trained. I always have a very different experience every time I go. I will continue to come here, but I hope they do a better job next time.

    (3)
  • Great place for breakfast, good food, friendly staff. Enjoy Moreno's omelette and sitting outside in the covered patio. Quick lunch, great servers... We ordered a "holiday" appetizer platter for our friends, great reviews by all.

    (4)
  • Talk about a good meal for the price, this place is outstanding. It is clean and the service has always been good. Dollar for dollar, this place rocks.

    (5)
  • Love all the beans and veggies. The food type in general is healthy. It is delicious. But it's not the highest quality. The service is a little lower than average. We ordered a meal and it came out to be significantly less than we expected. When we asked them why it was so sub par they just said that was the price. We were just surprised they weren't accommodating or at least embarrassed to serve something with only 2 ingredients. So we sent it back. The saving grace is the dips. Best bean dip, best salsa. So definitely start the meal with the free chips and dip.

    (2)
  • My daughter and I were heading to another place for lunch when I spotted this little gem in a mostly empty strip mall. The name sounded familiar, so we decided to stop here instead. There were a few other patrons waiting for tables inside so we opted to sit on the patio where we could be seated right away. The whole restaurant is really clean and the patio is no exception (although once a large party with multiple kids who were sitting on the patio left, it took them awhile to clean up). Once we were seated I quickly looked up what other yelpers had to say and it looks like this location is pretty new. I ordered a simple bean and cheese burrito, enchilada style and and iced tea for myself, and my daughter got the kids chicken strips with fries and a chocolate milk. The food came out pretty quickly. As we were waiting, the server who was bringing out the food came to our table a couple times to ask if other orders were ours. I also noticed that a couple of the servers were unsure of who another table belonged to so it seems like there might not be a system for the patio yet. This didn't bother me, but the ladies at the table next to us were annoyed because they were in a rush. My burrito was alright, great tortilla, filling was hot and stayed warm, but the enchilada sauce was a little too thin for my liking. The chicken strips were warm but not steaming lava hot like they always seem to be everywhere else (this is a good thing because they were for a starving five year old). My daughter said the chocolate milk wasn't chocolatey and asked for water instead. My iced tea was okay but tasted a little dirty. The price was okay...our bill came to just over $14. I don't have much of an incentive to come back (Dos Gringos is across the street and kids eat free all the time there), but the place is cute and since they are new, I would give them another shot.

    (3)
  • Suprisingly good. Went here with my pops the other day for breakfast. I had the breakfast quesadilla and it was actually really good. They did make me pay for some sour cream but thats okay. Our server was nice but nothing to cry home about. I would go here again!

    (4)
  • This place is like the IHOP of Mexican food. Interesting variety. Kind of a standardized feel to the food/menu. Get a lot of food for what you pay. Pretty good above average. Got the Egg chiladas and chilaquiles. A plus that I got chips and salsa when ordering breakfast. Love me some chips and salsa! Liked the bean dip

    (4)
  • This was a great choice for me tonight! I had been to the Moreno's on Arizona Ave. and thought it was good so I checked out their website and found this place. When I got there the place was very busy. I was eating alone so it didn't take all that long to get seated. I had a nice convo with a guy was there with his significant other. That passed the time very well. I looked at the menu and asked my very friendly server his opinion. After consultations were finished I settled on the Arroz Con Pollo. It was so good! My only complaint was there wasn't enough of it. The only legitimate problem I had was I couldn't access the Wi-Fi. My guess is there had been too many users before me and it needed resetting. I'm definitely going back!!

    (4)
  • I moved to Arizona 3 years ago after living in California near the Mexico border my entire life. It's been very difficult to find a good Mexican place similar to what I'm used to. This is the closest I've found. The breakfast is great, as is the menudo. I really enjoy the "flautas", although they are more like taquitos. The staff is always great and you can't beat the prices. I highly recommend this place.

    (5)
  • I was so excited to see that this restaurant re-opened... Unfortunately that was short lived :-( Took our family of 5 there tonight for dinner. Service was very poor, I think we actually offended our waitress by asking for drink refills! Food was was too salty and we all left with stomach aches. The salsa's were good... But they charged 1.89 for about 2 tbsp of mango salsa :-O. After they nickel and dimed us we left disappointed .. And will not return

    (2)
  • Very nice and friendly staff. Food is excellent and authentic, their street tacos are exactly like the ones I've had anywhere in Mexico. Their red menudo is always a cooking and it's always great! The large bowl is muy mas, stick with the regular bowl, it's plenty. Excellent menu, bottled cervesas, and a couple of great margaritas. Good times and friendly atmosphere. Family will be regulars at this place!

    (4)
  • I really didn't like the food here. I came here as people told me this was really good Mexican. Honestly, it's more like tex-mex. I thought food was bland, dry, boring. I've had way better elsewhere with bigger portions for the same price. If I wanted tex-mex I would rather go to Nando's.

    (2)
  • Our new favorite breakfast and lunch spot. We had almost given up on finding a great authentic Mexican restaurant and we finally found one in our own neighborhood. Breakfast are excellent! We get the chorizo plate( best Chorizo we've ever had), Menudo, and the breakfast quesadilla. All are fresh, homemade and delicious! Staff is always friendly and attentive.

    (4)
  • Chips and salsa are great. Too bad the bean dip serving is tiny with payment for refills. Overall yummy food, good service and very reasonable prices.

    (4)
  • Better than I thought it would be. The decor is underwhelming. It was good food well made. Not greasy like a lot of other places. I noticed another review talking about bad service, It was fine when we were there, but it wasn't overly busy. It is telling that we live close and have not been there often. Not sure what they need to do to take this restaurant to the next level.

    (3)
  • Genuinely the best authentic taste profile for Mexican food at an affordable price in the East Valley. Humble environment where the owner still comes out to greet its Patrons. Nice decor, clean and quality minded Staff. Traditional tasting food that reminds me of my mom cooking dinner (that Good). Nice portions and they will even cook a variation of there Menu for you. I have egg Sopes every Saturday with Enchilada Sauce on top!

    (5)
  • We waited 35 minutes on a Friday night to be seated out on the patio. The furniture on the patio could be a little bit more comfortable ..but it was okay. This is our second time that we have visited and my husband and I feel that the food is okay..not the best or amazingly good, but the servers are attentive and we did not mind the food that we ate.

    (3)
  • First visit to Gecko Grill was quite pleasing to the tummy. I saw this place en route to another highly Yelp rated business (Two Wheel Jones). My wife had the Chicken Sopes combination platter with rice and refried beans. She enjoyed the flavors of the Sopes and the refried beans. I had the Taco and Burrito combination with Carne Asada. The thing that struck me was that the Carne Asada was cut quite small but I could taste the flavors. The other thing is how attentive the staff is. There was one waitress (Heidi) who went to each customer to ensure they were satisfied. For us, that spoke volumes. Our server, Halee, was also attentive and professional. No doubt that we will return.

    (5)
  • My son C was disappointed with last nights visit to Chipotle, I told him we could try another place tonight. I Yelped Mexican and found Gecko Grill. I was suprised by how large the place was. Dining on both sides of the door as you walk in plus a good sized patio. The hostess sat us at a 4 top & we almost immediately asked her if we could move to a duece next to the stone wall. She oblidged. It took awhile for our server Francisco to show up so after he took our drink order & started to leave I told him we were ready to order. I wasn't sure when we would see him again. A busser eventually brought us the chips, salsa duo & bean dip. Both salsas were very good as was the bean dip. C wasn't overly impressed with the burrito he had last night so we tried again. C ordered the Carne Burrito, $5.99, with Carne Asada, cheese instead of beans, salsa fresca on the side. He loved it. It was just what he was looking for. The steak is grilled & chopped really small. Not overly seasoned so don't expect much spice. C loved it though. I ordered the Tejano Burro with adobada pork. $7.19. It was fine, nothing special. Of all the ingredients inside the burro; pork, anaheim green chile, cheese, beans, guacamole and salsa fresca, the guacamole had the strongest flavor. Francisco was m.i.a. most of the meal but eventually he brought our bill. M.i.a.again, it took another 5 min or so for him to run the c.c. and bring it back to our table. Really good chips & salsa, good food, slow server. 3 Stars.

    (3)
  • Went here today and I thought that the chicken tacos were pretty good. They were great on bringing out chips and salsa as well. Not the best salsa but decent. Didn't even have to wait long for a party of 9 which I'd rare. The wait staff were very friendly as well! Most of my favorite mexican restaurants are closed on Sundays so I'm glad there's a decent one I can go to lol.

    (4)
  • The 4 of us went there one evening for dinner as we were told that it was good Mexican food. The wait was only about 10 minutes. The restaurant is loud with lots of people having fun. But the talking seems to bounce off the walls. Not bothersome too much but just be prepared that it won't be quiet atmosphere. The server was super nice but I can't seem to remember her name. Felicia maybe? not sure that is right. Oh well, but she was super attentive and friendly. The margaritas are good but not heavy on the alcohol at all so for the price of them I would next time decline. The food was superb. I had the spinach enchiladas and they were really good. The burrito a friend had was super large and looked yummy.

    (4)
  • I'll be short and quick. This is our second time here the first time food was amazing customer service was ok we were please that we decided to go back with the thought of getting delicious meals, but nop. I order nachos I had the craving for them and my wife order a veggie burrito . I'm sorry to say but the nachos were super horrible greasy blunt nothing there , circle k has better nachos for half the price they were gross my wife veggie burrito was also bad just no flavor nothing to be amaze . Very disappointing. Our waiter said that food comes out differently sometimes because depends on the cook who's making the food . No consistency at all in meals. Our waiter could care less. We eat almost nothing of our food just plane gross !! I'm going to have think twice about giving them my business . That's what happens when you try to support local businesses.

    (2)
  • I come here once in a while with my in laws, as they love it and get the same burrito each time. If you are a creature of habit and order the same thing every time because you liked it the first time you got it, this place will work with you if you get lucky with what you order. But I like to order something different every time and get disappointed a lot. I ordered a salad the last time I went and it was made with the cheap iceberg lettuce and wasn't very fresh. I have ordered the lettuce wrap taco before and that had been my favorite dish yet. My husband ordered the spinach enchiladas with the spinach cheese sauce and could hardly finish one enchilada because the sauce was too overpowering. My mother in law got the same thing but with the green sauce and loved it. They do have nice bean dip and green salsa with the free appetizer chips though, so I can usually try to fill up on those.

    (3)
  • Meh. It's ok. We wanted Mexican food and this popped up in the search. It's highly mediocre, and filled a hole in my tummy. Not very creative with the recipes, though. I can make what they served me at home. There are too many other places to try. I probably won't be back.

    (2)
  • We love this local Mexican food restaurant. We frequent it often. I struggled between 3 and 4 stars because the food is typically very good. However, on almost every occasion the service is slow and very poor. For my first time ever, on my last visit, I left no tip. Service was just poor. They seem to hire servers either with no experience or servers that no one else would hire. Management needs to step up and train or hire better servers. Or hire better managers. This last experience was also the first time the quality of the food was not up to standard. Keep your food standards high and train your servers.

    (3)
  • This some of the best fish Mexican food, I love the tacos - salmon is my favorite- Awesome!

    (5)
  • This is the best place to go when you are starving. They start you off with free chips, bean dip and salsa. The bean dip is awesome and the salsas are pretty great as well. I've only ordered the pollo fundido because what else would you order when you can get a burrito smothered in cheese and cream sauce.

    (5)
  • This has been a family favorite since they were at their old location on Gilbert road. My favorite is the chicken enchilada with green sauce! It is delicious chicken breast perfectly shredded and never has any fat in it!! Another delicious item is the chicken fajita burrito! The only thing I wish was that they would give a larger bean dip with your chips instead charging you.

    (5)
  • I have been eating at Gecko Grill since 2000. My favorite thing to get there is the Southwest Shrimp Burrito. I always ask for an extra cup of green sauce to pour on top of it to make it even better. Doing that will make it a little sweeter but it is real good. The chips and bean dip are really good to. The service has been really good for me there too. No complaints that I can think of.

    (5)
  • We had been sitting here on this beautiful patio for at least 20 minutes when my boyfriend, who has a booming radio DJ voice, yelled across other diners to someone else's waitperson like a Wall Street trader doing a long shot purchase "EXCUSE ME, WE ARE READY TO ORDER!" The salsa could use some heat and waaaaay less salt. They didn't bring little plates for the chips and salsa and they have those wrought iron mesh tables that you can see through, so of course the salsa is falling through the table onto our legs! All they had were these tiny cheap napkins! We overheard the family next to us as they were eating their shrimp cocktails say "we don't have time to wait for our meals could you please cancel our order?" They had obviously been waiting to place their order as long or longer than we had. Our order finally came and while the food was good it was extremely bland. I asked if they had a spicier hot sauce or salsa and she said yes and brought me something equally as bland as the first two. So if you're looking for a nice atmosphere bland food and the worst service ever this is the place for you!

    (2)
  • My husband and I went on a friday night ...busy wait was 15 minutes not bad. We both already knew what we wanted reviewed the menu while waiting. The waitress was nice. Very busy place ...long wait for food. Ordered chimichangas and street tacos plate. My tacos were so salty one taco was cold wierd ! Although the food wasnt perfect i probably wont return due to not feeling well after eating here!

    (2)
  • It's clean and the waitress was good and pleasant, the food not so much. Fish tacos were just awful. I just don't like sweet fish or soggy corn tortillas. The fish was dark not nice and white. For the price they should use a better fish. Chips were good and so was the bean dip. I may go back and try something simpler. But only if I'm in the area Won't go out of my way.

    (2)
  • This time we went for lunch to sample their lunch/dinner entrees. We are looking for a "go to" Mexican restaurant close to our home that we can frequent whenever the desire for Mexican food hits us. Today we tried their carne asada and cheese enchilada plate, that comes with rice and beans, and two muffin sized tortilla cups of pico de gallo and guacamole. It was very good so now we have a new "go to" place!

    (4)
  • Usually I like Gecko Grill but as of lately it's been hit or miss. Sometimes my food comes out right away and tastes great. Other times the food is bland and take forever to arrive. The service is usually not that great. It has taken up to half an hour before a server ever stopped by our table to take our order. Then another 45 minute wait for the food to arrive... Don't go there if you are hungry and want to eat anytime soon.

    (3)
  • Was pleasantly surprised by this place. Got the Sonora hot dog and the carne asada caramello. The dog was very good. Comparable to some of the better sonoran dog carts out in West phoenix. The caramello was good sized and tasty. They have a nice patio as well.

    (5)
  • I've only tried a very few items here at the Gecko Grill. But I usually personally rate a authentic Mexican Restaurant on trying these few items. Depending if they turn out great determines whether I try something new next time. So here it goes! I usually first always get the Chimichanga at any new Mexican restaurant that I try. And theirs is pretty amazing! I always get shredded beef Chimichanga's usually on the first order of any restaurant and theirs top the list. It's just what it should be deep fried, large amount, and delicious. It's nice if you can get a side of their Jalapeno Cream Cheese to go with it! It is too die for! Next their refried beans are crap! They taste like they came out of a can. Bland! Don't waste your time and so that means their refried bean burritos are not going to be any better. Their Burro Grand and Gecko Burro are ok. And the only thing that makes the Bean Mini Chimis ok is the jalapeno cream cheese. I've never been one to mix Seafood with Mexican Food. Disgusting! Yuk! It never seems authentic Mexican Food when I see fish tacos and the such on a Mexican Food Menu. So I believe your best bet would be to get the Chimichanga any way you want it with a side Jalapeno Cream Cheese. And this would be a very safe bet and delicious!

    (3)
  • Hooray! It re-opened. Shrimp/mango quesadillas are as good as ever, and most impressively, they use real tortillas. The old place didn't serve alcohol, and the new one does, which is a tremendous improvement. Service was on the slow side, especially given that the place was mostly empty, but the food was worth the wait. I love the fact that you get bean dip, green salsa, AND red salsa with the chips!

    (4)
  • Service was very good and so was the Food. Loved the green chili burro. Their been dip tastes wonderful.

    (5)
  • Great breakfast! lots of traditional Mex items to choose from but got the chiliqueas (can't spell:) w/green sauce. Was Not disappointed. Had lunch a while back but can't remember what it was:) But it was good enough to warrant coming back for.

    (4)
  • We love it! Stopped in for lunch today after golf and were seated immediately. Drinks arrived promptly, along with chips, red & green salsa and bean dip. All delicious and fresh. I had the fiesta burro & my bf ordered the pick two. Scrumptious! We were very impressed. We have no complaints, and it is clear they all take pride in this restaurant.

    (5)
  • We love the quality of food as well as the nice ambience of Gecko Grill. However, their customer service is seriously lacking. We have been there during the day when it was not crowded at all and during the dinner rush and you get the same service. I am really sad that they cannot get it together and appreciate there Customers.

    (2)
  • I love Gecko Grill. I have been coming here since they were in their other location. The special Chimi (beef) is the best. I miss their beef tri tips, but maybe we will see them again. The staff is nice. Food has always been awesome. Love this place. Here is what you need to remember: Beef special chimi, all you can eat chips and GREEN salsa. Yum!

    (5)
  • I am sorry to report that my mom and I had the worst Mexican meals we've ever had last night at Gecko Grill. I had already been a guest once with my husband and that meal, over a year ago, was not impressive (I had ordered a chimichanga and it tasted very plain and he didn't even finish his meal because it was so poor), however, I wanted to give the place one more chance as maybe they were having an off day. My mom ordered two chargrilled fish tacos ($4.69/each) and I ordered the Gecko Quesadilla Grande ($10.99). Our server was pleasant if not super quite but no biggie there. Our food came out fairly quickly and I immediately knew why. My mom's tacos looked like soggy, plain fish tacos and my "grande" quesadilla was....you guys, I'm seriously APPALLED at what was on my plate for $10.99. This was two store bought tortillas crisped so much that it didn't even look like a tortilla was the actual ingredient. If you've have canned chicken before, you KNOW the taste and that was indeed canned chicken in my "quesadilla". There was barely any guacamole (not that I was wanting a lot but I think I maybe got one or two tastes out of the 2 triangles I ate), and if their jalapeño cream cheese exists, it didn't make it for my particular quesadilla. I cannot believe that someone has the ability to run a restaurant using prepackaged, microwaveable food. I see all of these positive reviews and I'm sure there have been great visits but, guys, when we are talking Mexican food-the quality-you can not all be so thrilled with this restaurant. If you are, then I believe you need to go try real Mexican food. I can name, on both hands, other restaurants in the vicinity that server FAR better meals for the same amount of money. That is the real kicker here. I wouldn't even pay $6.99 for that quesadilla item. I can go to Nando's, Tia Rosa's, Serrano's, and even Mi Amigo's and Someburro and get a plate for a similar price and have to take home the extras as the portions are generous. The plate presentation of this quesadilla at GG was amateur at best. I could make that quesadilla AND those fish tacos in my kitchen with FLAVOR and then I bet it would be worth $10.99. I will not be returning and I WILL be spreading the word. Terrible food, terrible prices.

    (1)
  • Food was yummy, service was excellent. I got the "camarones al mojo ajo" it was very buttery, but I liked it. My hubs got "southwestern shrimp burrito" it was super creamy and heavy, but also very good. Our server was amazing! He was attentive, polite, but also gave us our space. I look forwArd to going back. Their mango shrimp quesadilla is legendary. It's my favorite things on the menu so far.

    (4)
  • Really our new favorite last minute dinner out place. The food is very good, not the best we have ever had but very good, always hot and fresh. Love the green sauce! Casual enough for after practice for our family, nice atmosphere. Servers have always been attentive and quick. Definitely will be regular customers here.

    (4)
  • I work in the same shopping center as Gecko and am a frequent customer. My favorite is the gecko salad with chicken, its really tasty. The staff is nice as well. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're craving some authentic Mexican cuisine.

    (4)
  • Best Mexican food ever! I have been going to this restaurant for years and i love the new location. The food tastes just the same and I wish I could go every day. I always get the chicken mango quesadilla. It is very popular for a reason ;)

    (5)
  • Its just an OK place with OK food. Nothing special but nothing bad.

    (3)
  • Thoroughly unimpressed. Very weak salsa selection. The red salsa reminded me of Taco Bell. The strawberry margarita was AWFUL!!! Definitely won't be back. Want some good Mexican food? Come up to Pinetop and go to Los Corrales.

    (1)
  • This place is, average. It used to be my favorite Mexican food place, but their prices have increased for no apparent reason. My last visit was a bit disappointing which has earned it the 3 stars. The food was mediocre and the service did not exceed my expectations. If I have to find you for more chips and salsa, there's a problem.

    (3)
  • Gecko Grill is good, but not great. The service was okay, because the bussers were more helpful than our waiter. The food is, what I call, "Gringo Mexican." Everything was under seasoned/marinated and loaded with cheese. Everyone loves cheese, so I think that's where all the great reviews came from. I don't want to bash this place, because there was nothing necessarily wrong, it just wasn't real Mexican food. I probably wont go back.

    (3)
  • First off the place has a home style vibe. Outside has a little patio with heaters for when it's cold. The prices are super cheap and worth it. Bean dip is awesome with the chips. Service was good and fast. I got the #11 which was cheese enchiladas with a tamale and my gf got the #1 which was these cheese enchilada a hard taco. Both were good. I would def come back

    (5)
  • Very disappointed in this restaurant. We came here after a friends' recommendation. The restaurant itself is in a strip mall which that in itself takes away a bit of the ambiance. The outdoor seating is much nicer though. Our waiter was very awkward and second guessed every word he spoke. He seemed really shy....kinda felt bad for him. I ordered a blended Margarita....and it was terrible. It tasted like a very cheap mix, and the blender didn't even blend all of it. As for the chips and salsa....the bean dip they give us was salty, and the salsa had no spice. The green salsa is actually sweet. Onto the food, I ordered the special chimichanga with Carne Asada. It was covered in a gross (cheese sauce?) That was supposed to be spinach cream sauce. The meat was so salty I could barely stomach it, and the meat was all I could find in the chimi. So plain but they just salted the crap out of it to make up for it. All in all I will never return here.....taco bell is better....and cheaper.

    (1)
  • First time here. It was pretty busy, but the wait was short. Staff was very courteous and friendly. Food was good. Split the combo fajitas w/my BF and found the chicken, steak & shrimp to be delicious! Kids had a veggie burrito & an enchilada combo.. Both enjoyed. Only one, teeny, tiny suggestion.. Ordered 2 Pacificos (bottles) that could have been much colder. Asked for cold glasses that weren't that much colder. An ICE cold Mexican beer is always a plus with some yummy Mexican food :)

    (3)
  • Wow Gecko grill has a unique and sweet taste on to their meals. Mango Sweet Shrimp Quesadilla is what I had...... MANGO.....Who thought of that? Put mango in a Quesadilla or anything else!! Very Very tasty. My experience here was great, our waitress Alexis did a wonderful job. Made sure our cups were always full and brought us chips and salsa prior to our main course arriving to our table. Very clean place and environment. All the workers are all friendly and acknowledges you once you walk in. I highly recommend one of their chimichangas or burritos. Definitely will be seeing me here.

    (4)
  • The food here is great! I always get the mini chimis and love them. The salsas and bean dip are always really good. The only thing that kinda turns me off is how everytime I walk in I'm not greeted. I always end up standing there while the employees are either walking by or looking over at us. Kinda awkward. But besides that the staff is friendly!

    (3)
  • Good food. Fresh. Some items seem a little pricey shrimp mango quesadilla is really good

    (4)
  • I come to this place all the time and I do love the food. The service however, could use some work. My friend and I walked in and stood there for a little while before being told to wait. There was no greeting at all. They have a lot of employees, but I feel as though some are not well trained. I always have a very different experience every time I go. I will continue to come here, but I hope they do a better job next time.

    (3)
  • Great place for breakfast, good food, friendly staff. Enjoy Moreno's omelette and sitting outside in the covered patio. Quick lunch, great servers... We ordered a "holiday" appetizer platter for our friends, great reviews by all.

    (4)
  • Talk about a good meal for the price, this place is outstanding. It is clean and the service has always been good. Dollar for dollar, this place rocks.

    (5)
  • Love all the beans and veggies. The food type in general is healthy. It is delicious. But it's not the highest quality. The service is a little lower than average. We ordered a meal and it came out to be significantly less than we expected. When we asked them why it was so sub par they just said that was the price. We were just surprised they weren't accommodating or at least embarrassed to serve something with only 2 ingredients. So we sent it back. The saving grace is the dips. Best bean dip, best salsa. So definitely start the meal with the free chips and dip.

    (2)
  • My daughter and I were heading to another place for lunch when I spotted this little gem in a mostly empty strip mall. The name sounded familiar, so we decided to stop here instead. There were a few other patrons waiting for tables inside so we opted to sit on the patio where we could be seated right away. The whole restaurant is really clean and the patio is no exception (although once a large party with multiple kids who were sitting on the patio left, it took them awhile to clean up). Once we were seated I quickly looked up what other yelpers had to say and it looks like this location is pretty new. I ordered a simple bean and cheese burrito, enchilada style and and iced tea for myself, and my daughter got the kids chicken strips with fries and a chocolate milk. The food came out pretty quickly. As we were waiting, the server who was bringing out the food came to our table a couple times to ask if other orders were ours. I also noticed that a couple of the servers were unsure of who another table belonged to so it seems like there might not be a system for the patio yet. This didn't bother me, but the ladies at the table next to us were annoyed because they were in a rush. My burrito was alright, great tortilla, filling was hot and stayed warm, but the enchilada sauce was a little too thin for my liking. The chicken strips were warm but not steaming lava hot like they always seem to be everywhere else (this is a good thing because they were for a starving five year old). My daughter said the chocolate milk wasn't chocolatey and asked for water instead. My iced tea was okay but tasted a little dirty. The price was okay...our bill came to just over $14. I don't have much of an incentive to come back (Dos Gringos is across the street and kids eat free all the time there), but the place is cute and since they are new, I would give them another shot.

    (3)
  • Suprisingly good. Went here with my pops the other day for breakfast. I had the breakfast quesadilla and it was actually really good. They did make me pay for some sour cream but thats okay. Our server was nice but nothing to cry home about. I would go here again!

    (4)
  • This place is like the IHOP of Mexican food. Interesting variety. Kind of a standardized feel to the food/menu. Get a lot of food for what you pay. Pretty good above average. Got the Egg chiladas and chilaquiles. A plus that I got chips and salsa when ordering breakfast. Love me some chips and salsa! Liked the bean dip

    (4)
  • This was a great choice for me tonight! I had been to the Moreno's on Arizona Ave. and thought it was good so I checked out their website and found this place. When I got there the place was very busy. I was eating alone so it didn't take all that long to get seated. I had a nice convo with a guy was there with his significant other. That passed the time very well. I looked at the menu and asked my very friendly server his opinion. After consultations were finished I settled on the Arroz Con Pollo. It was so good! My only complaint was there wasn't enough of it. The only legitimate problem I had was I couldn't access the Wi-Fi. My guess is there had been too many users before me and it needed resetting. I'm definitely going back!!

    (4)
  • I moved to Arizona 3 years ago after living in California near the Mexico border my entire life. It's been very difficult to find a good Mexican place similar to what I'm used to. This is the closest I've found. The breakfast is great, as is the menudo. I really enjoy the "flautas", although they are more like taquitos. The staff is always great and you can't beat the prices. I highly recommend this place.

    (5)
  • I was so excited to see that this restaurant re-opened... Unfortunately that was short lived :-( Took our family of 5 there tonight for dinner. Service was very poor, I think we actually offended our waitress by asking for drink refills! Food was was too salty and we all left with stomach aches. The salsa's were good... But they charged 1.89 for about 2 tbsp of mango salsa :-O. After they nickel and dimed us we left disappointed .. And will not return

    (2)
  • Very nice and friendly staff. Food is excellent and authentic, their street tacos are exactly like the ones I've had anywhere in Mexico. Their red menudo is always a cooking and it's always great! The large bowl is muy mas, stick with the regular bowl, it's plenty. Excellent menu, bottled cervesas, and a couple of great margaritas. Good times and friendly atmosphere. Family will be regulars at this place!

    (4)
  • I really didn't like the food here. I came here as people told me this was really good Mexican. Honestly, it's more like tex-mex. I thought food was bland, dry, boring. I've had way better elsewhere with bigger portions for the same price. If I wanted tex-mex I would rather go to Nando's.

    (2)
  • Love their chicken and shrimp tacos! I ordered mine with no cheese and doused it with their red salsa. Perfect amount of sweet and spicy since the shrimp tacos come w/ pineapple mango salsa on it. Their tortilla chips are not that impressive or I'd give 5 stars.

    (4)
  • Noticed a new Mexican food restaurant close to my house so I figured I'd try it.... Called in my order and was told 10 minutes. Wasn't ready when I came to pick it up and the staff seemed kind of discombobulated (possibly due to being a new restaurant??) Food was okay, but my glass mexican coke had this awful metallic aftertaste - throw up in my mouth status... Honestly couldn't even take more than one sip bc it was that disgusting!

    (3)
  • WARNING: If using a buy one, get one 1/2 off entree coupon: Don't expect to get your margaritas for the happy hour price. Order water instead. You cannot use a coupon and get your happy hour drink prices. Not sure what one has to do with the other but there's a loophole you need to be aware of. We won't be back. Food is good so too bad.

    (2)
  • Some how we have become regulars to this place because it's so good. This place has the best Mexican breakfast. The Chorizo Omelet is delicious, as well as the French Toast. Dinner is really good. I recommend the beef tacos. The chips and salsa are perfection. Always great service and food.

    (5)
  • They offer chips and salsa with different salsas. Ordered a quesadilla and it was bomb.com . Food is good and priced reasonable.

    (4)
  • I love this place, I mean it rocks the taste. My gripe is the bean sauce (which is extremely addictive) so no issues there either. So this review is really about the bean dip. OK, so they charge .99 cents for each additional refill in the small cup, what bothers me is that you can place an order (that would come with bean dip in the dining area) but will not give you ANY bean dip if your order is to go. I find this a bit cheap on their part and was given no real explanation as to why. So I spend the same amount of money but no bean dip. Kind of feel like I am being penalized for taking an order to go. I will go back, the food is awesome but I will not spend any money on orders to go as I do not like lack of accommodation with my full combination meal. They know who I am and I love them all to death but this is a bit of a letdown. I bordered on a 3 star review but opted for the four.

    (4)
  • Thanks for coming back to gilbert!! I barely made it through those couple of years without my shrimp tacos! My only suggestion-- change from pepsi to coke products!

    (5)
  • Very good food, great green chillies in the burrito, the shrimp mango quasiddia is very good.

    (4)
  • Love this place! They have a great menu and delicious food. I love the Chicken Mango Quesadilla and Lettuce Wrap Tacos

    (5)
  • It REALLY bums me out when a restaurants food is ruined my horrible customer service. Sadly, this restaurant isn't even on my "I'll just get the food because I like it and expect the service to suck" lists. Not even worth it. I called in an order to go and I was told 15 minutes or less. I arrive around 15 minutes later when it should be ready and the girl at the counter 1. Didn't acknowledge me, 2. Was in the way of everyone else who was busy doing their jobs 3. Was preoccupied with standing at the counter texting on her cell phone. I mean, really? I'm actually surprised none of the other employees told her to get off the phone and work because I could tell they were having to pick up some of her slack. I finally get her attention and say that I have an order for pick up and she says "you'll need to wait." Just like that, with a bad attitude and an extremely unwelcoming facial expression at that. So I take a seat next to the counter to wait. Mind you the place isn't busy. There's one couple waiting for a booth to open but there were many places to be seated. After waiting for about 10 minutes I stand up next to the counter and again, not acknowledged. I ask her if she could check to see if my order was ready (she didn't even ask my name when I originally arrived) and STILL texting on her phone says to herself "oh I didn't check you out." A woman who seemed to be the manager asks me what I ordered, told me it was ready and gave my bag of food to the cashier. As I was grabbing my money she got back on her phone texting AGAIN. Her being young and society's technology is no excuse. I can't believe she wasn't coached on proper customer service etiquette and extremely surprised that the management staff allows you to be on your phone while dealing with customers. Needless to say, this was extremely irritating. Didn't get an apology from anyone and the cashier didn't even thank me after I had paid. Sheesh, be warned. Can't stand the hassle of poor service even if the food is good!

    (1)
  • We were in the area as my husband likes to play WH 40K at a local game store there and hunger struck. So, I got out my trusty Yelp and found this gem which was less than a block away. Upon entering we were greeted by really friendly faces. Seated immediately we smelled good things in the air that whetted our appetite. The waitress was adorable and clearly loved the food there as after hearing we were first timers there was joyfully telling us her favorites on the menu and why. I love it when waiters do that cuz sometimes I don't have any pre-set food decisions. She brought us our drinks with some chips and red and green salsa with an additional bean dip (Yum!) while we looked over the menu. I decided on their street Tacos with their Mixta (grilled pork and beef mix) plate which gave 3 perfect sized street tacos and a side of both Spanish rice and refrained beans. The meat was really delicious and had plenty browned crusty bits of fat and meat and though it wasn't fall apart tender it was quite delicious. Pared with the onion, cilantro, and cabbage. Yum! Their smokey salsa they serve with it added just enough heat that it made me happy. The rice was also quite flavorful - i liked it a lot. My husband had their Chicken Tacos and he ate them up, yum! He said the chicken was moist and packed great flavor, the lettuce was crisp and the flavors blended perfectly. I know he will definitely make this a regular spot to grab a bit when he is at the game store. We live in Scottsdale so I will only get to enjoy it when I tag along - but now I have a great reason to do it - so I can eat the street tacos here! All this combined with the reasonable prices makes this a fantastic spot. Thank you for a great lunch and a fantastic first impression.

    (5)
  • Went in today with great expectations per prior reveiws. Eh mediocre food. Chicken in taco was dry and bland. Service was so so. Won't be returning. sorry.

    (2)
  • Good American Mexican food. Good salsas and service has always been good. Just all around solid place to go. Only go during lunch..

    (4)
  • I love Gecko Grill, my family and I don't go out to eat much, but when we do Gecko Grill is one of the top choices. I've tried lots of things on the menu over the years and am convinced that anything I order would be good. I recommend the Chicken Mango Quesadilla!

    (5)
  • I gave their old location a 1 star due to customer service. The new location is like night and day compared to the old. Much better layout and customer service was great. The food is fantastic! My favorite is the crispy beef and chicken tacos, Ariba used to be our favorite now it's the new Gecko Grill!!! We usually call our order in so as to avoid the wait many others have complained about.

    (4)
  • My girlfriend and I came with our friend. The service was very nice. The order didn't come out right the first time but they fixed it rather quickly.

    (3)
  • Went here with a really good friend to eat and catch up on our lives. This is a new location, but have never been here to try their food...always wanted to. It is definitely an "American style" Mexican place...so don't read too much into this place. Anyway, my friend and I liked the food we ordered and this could be our "hey, let's catch up" place. It's hot at this time in AZ (July) and usually we would sit inside with the a/c, but it was really cold and we opted to go out to the patio area under the shades and misters. It's funny how it reminded us being on the jungle ride at Disneyland, lol! My friend ordered the spinach enchilada (had a bite and it was really tasty, especially with the spinach cream sauce). I ordered the seafood enchilada and that was good too. The next time I order that, I will ask them to put the pineapple "cream cheese" sauce on the side because it was a little too much, but tasty otherwise. I took home half of it because it was filling, so it was 1st dibs whoever wanted the leftovers when I got home (hubby won!). We both totally loved the chips and the warm bean dip, what a plus to serve with alongside their salsa. I want to go back for the breakfasts the next time. Thanks, Gecko!

    (3)
  • Had wanted to try them again since they re-opened, but sadly disappointed! Walked in at 8:30pm and they said they were closed. Then they said they could do take out. Really?!! You have an open sign out that says you don't close until 9:00pm and instead of taking customers you turn them away?! We can't seat you, BUT we can still make the food and take your money if you take it and leave. No apology or explanation or come back and we'll give you a free dessert- anything? Again 8:30PM not 8:55pm- Needless to say we won't be back. There are too many other options with better service and the food is just a cheaper copy cat of Tia Rosa's around the corner. I'll pay more for some place that actually cares about customer service.

    (1)
  • My husband and I were at sportsman warehouse and decided to grab lunch before heading back to tempe. I had been wanting Mexican food we decided to try it. We stopped in on a Saturday morning around 10:30 it took a couple of minutes to acknowledge us before someone greeted us and offered to seat us. The outdoor patio looked really cute but there was not an open table so we choose inside. We looked over the lunch menus and sat for several minutes before being greeted. We order water and my husband asked about breakfast. He was brought a breakfast menu to look at. A few more minutes passed and we ordered our food and was brought a basket of chips and two salsas. The chips were slightly warm and had good flavor. The salsa was ok at best. After 10 or so minutes we were checked on and we asked for more water. Our food took about 20 minutes to get. We were seated outside the kitchen and it sounded a bit unorganized. We were brought our food and then left. Husband had pancakes and strawberries which he said was pretty good. Ordered a crab relleno with rice and beans. The releno was small but not greasy like most. Inside was just lots of imitation crab. The rice and beans were okay but nothing special. No one checked on us until we were finished with our meals. And then we were just given the check no offer for desert or anything. We were in a hurry at this point as we had an appt. to make. The tab was almost 17.00. Not wanting to wait any longer I left a 20.00 and we left. Would I go back again? Probably not. Perhaps if I was in the area and not in a hurry? The food was pretty decent the service lackluster and overall atmosphere just ok.

    (3)
  • Love their food, the only reason I gave 4 stars was because when they moved to the new location they stopped serving their wings which were my favorite dish.

    (4)
  • Way overrated! I had been to the previous location years ago and didn't care for it then. Decided to give it another go at it's new spot, and it's still ranks the same for me. The salsas are very runny, almost too runny, the bean dip was nearly tasteless. I ordered asada street tacos and wasn't impressed with them. The meat had no flavor. Overall I think this place is lacking that authentic Mexican flavor. I will not be going back. There are too many other Mexican food places on AZ that deliver much more.

    (2)
  • New Location---- so glad it has finally opened and is now closer to us again! Starting with chips that are not greasy or over-filling, crisp and thin, served with their Gecko bean dip, green and red salsa on the side! Try and eat just one...We adore the chicken enchilada - never had them so delishly simple and tasty; I don't know how they prepare their chicken but it is consistently moist, tender, flavorful. The green sauce served over is just yummy and the cherry on top! Such amazing value... The service has always been great, and tonight was not any different. Attentive, eye contact, sense of service and sense of humor. So appreciated on a Sunday evening with my family. Looking forward to the liquor license coming next month! Cheers and congrats! p.s.- this is what food from scratch tastes like when someone cares!

    (5)
  • My wife and I came here for a late breakfast. They let us choose between either the breakfast menu or the regular menu. Even though it was breakfast, they started us off with chips and salsa. They all tasted fresh and home made. The chips were just right and, although not spicy, the two slasas were also good. They brought a red salsa and a sweet green salsa. We starte with horchata to drink. My wife ordered a breakfast burrito with chorizo, which was bigger than she expected. She said it was really good. I got the machaca plate (shredded beef with peppers and eggs mixed in.) It came with a side of hash browns and a side of refried beans and fresh tortillas. It was all very good. There was a minor issue with one of the tortillas, but they handled it well and the owner/manager came to our table and apologized and gave us a discount, which was unnecessary, but very appreciated. We both appreciated how clean and new everything felt and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back here. I am looking forward to trying the lunch or dinner menu next time.

    (4)
  • I have been going to here since the cook from Tia Rosa's stole the recipes and opened gecko... cause I thought their service was better and it used to be... NOT any more... two times ago the waitress tried to extort a 50% tip by asking me 3 times if I "really needed change, really" and this last time I went for pick up and they failed to add the Salsa to my bag (the only reason I like their food in the first place and I'm to lazy to make the salsa myself - recipe to follow)... I called and let them know and my wife drove all the way back to get it and they accused her of lying... Seriously??? like I would go there (5 miles) and then go all the way back to steal 6 oz of green salsa??? So here is the Green salsa Recipe- 3 cans of La Costena Tomatillos drain one and dump all three into a blender, 2-3 de-seeded Jalapenos, 1-1.5 bunch of cilantro, 4-5 fresh garlic cloves and about 2 tble spoons of sugar (to taste) . Blend for about a minute and enjoy not having to be accused of lying...

    (1)
  • HOLY YUM! What a beautiful place and what FANTASTIC food. My co-workers and I met for breakfast and WOW....impressed with the look, taste and price of it ALL. The Egg-chiladas were AH-mazing and the French toast was perfectly spiced and cooked. Waitress is friendly and the owner came over to say hello. It's apparent they're proud and it shows. Can't wait to come back for dinner on their awesome patio! So happy they opened here in Gilbert, just a few blocks from my house.

    (5)
  • Love this place! Gecko Grill is one of our favorite places to eat. Love the salsa and bean dip. The Crabby burrito covered with the southwest cheese sauce....is the best!! Must try! Also try the salmon enchiladas. Very good. Oh can't forget about the menudo. You better be hungry when you order the big bowl.

    (5)
  • The food is fabulous (I love the Gecko Burro and Pollo Fundido...and the strawberries and cream--one word-- AMAZING), the service and location are awesome and their involvement in the community is so great! I love supporting a great business like this!

    (5)
  • Very clean , good + service, very good menu. So far all the food has been very good to excellent. Two salsas , one is a sweet mango the other is a classic mild red. I wish they had a real hot sauce to offer . Carna Asada is one of the better ones around. We will be back

    (4)
  • Tried Gecko for the first time today. Yelp info informed us it was not waiter service, but really was. The outside area was nice,roomy & shady. We were a little confused as to why a party of 10 or 12 was being seated for us ( a party of two ). The server seemed a little in la la land. We asked for a beer list... And he responded with... "Uhh what's that?".. You know a list of beers that you guys carry. We kind of laughed it off tho. They seemed to be a bit new as they didn't know which tables had been care of already or not. We had 3 people at our table at one pt. ..Frank ( who wasn't our server ) refilled our drinks & checked on us, was a great help & was very friendly. The food was so so but prices were very inexpensive. Free chips / salsa & bean dip & good horchata!

    (3)
  • How does the food taste? I wouldn't know. We waited an hour and a half before walking out. Everyone else on the patio was served but our party of eight. Eight! How did you miss us?

    (1)
  • Best bean dip ever! I love the great easy going setting and delicious food! They also moved closer to my house. Which is awesome!

    (5)
  • 2nd time lunching at Gecko Grill, great food, great service, great lunch

    (4)
  • I love this place for breakfast . I'm sorry to post this that I will shoot myself in the foot by this place is going be packed for MY BREAKFAST Time. The food is american with a Mexican twist. Plan on putting in some sit down time to talk to your people, the service is a little slow but it is worth the time. On a big party, good luck and have patience. The food is Great, Don't play around with the cooks. Plus to and to this, Great job to the COOKS

    (5)
  • I absolutely love gecko grill. Their chips with bean dip and choice of salsas are amazing. I had the enchiladas (one chicken, one pork) with the green sauce and was very impressed. Our server was charming and funny and kept the chips coming. Every employee who walked by checked on us (Not always talking to us, but clearly checking to see if we were in need). I will be a regular here.

    (5)
  • New to this area and tried Gecko Grill out because I always see a line outside! We've gone for breakfast and dinner; both were delicious. The place is very small and very busy so get there early and expect a wait. The wait is worth it though!

    (4)
  • Great food, outstanding breakfast, dog friendly patio! Their food and service and been consistent for years. Their Greenfield/baseline location has recently opened. They have been serving Gilbert/Mesa area for years.

    (5)
  • I thought they had closed for good! I didn't realize that they moved! What a relief! This is one of my favorite Mexican Restaurants in the Valley and was really disappointed when they disappeared from the Gilbert and Guadalupe location they had been in for over 10 years! I usually skip the refried beans at most Mexican food restaurants because they bore me, but Gecko Grill's beans have a special smokey flavor and are lighter, almost fluffy. Their Fiesta Chicken is the best marinated and grilled chicken anywhere and I absolutely LOVE their Crab Relleno with their crabby sauce which is the most amazing sauce I've had on Mexican food. My wife loves their Pollo Grande (Pollo Fundido) and I love their seafood version, it's slightly sweet because all their seafood is cooked with fruity salsas which go perfectly with shrimp and fish. I am utterly ecstatic that they are back in business and will be making a trip there soon! UPDATE: I just ate lunch at this new location and am happy to report that my favorite menu items are still on the menu, along with some new things to try. The recipes seem to be the same, but you can tell they are being made by different cooks. Everything was still good though. They are still getting their feet wet with this new restaurant, but they were extremely busy and there was a wait for lunch at 12:30 on a Thursday! I'm glad they are getting the business. However, they ran out of high-chairs when we got there and so the nephew we were baby-sitting had to sit on our laps until one became available. Also, the food seemed to take awhile to come out, but it was worth the wait. I'm sure they'll get into their groove soon, but until then I had to reduce my review to 4 stars.

    (4)
  • The food was good but the service was not that great. I cannot decide whether I like it or not. I will give it another try eventually but if the service sucks again I would give it two stars instead of three. It took a while for someone to bring our drinks and take our order. We were served chips with two types of salsa and a bean dip. When they refilled our chips and salsa they did not give us bean dip. When I asked for more bean dip I was told it would be an additional 99 cents. WTF over! Unbelievable.

    (3)
  • I try to go here at least once a week. They have expanded and have additional tables as well as out side patio. They food continues to be great, especially their strawberries and cream, a dessert to die for. You cannot miss going here. Give it a try and enjoy.

    (5)
  • Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff. I've been going to Gecko for years and they are just as good today as they've ever been!

    (4)
  • Excellent food! We have finally found a place in our neighborhood for awesome Mexican food. We are quickly becoming regulars for breakfast and lunch. Give them a try :)

    (5)
  • Great Mexican food and generally a short wait. We have come here multiple times since this location opened. We have enjoyed the food and like to sit on the balcony when the weather isn't too bad. The wait staff is young but attentive. We will continue to come here frequently.

    (5)
  • Had my first experience with this popular spot today. Unfortunately, our waitress was on her third day on the job so service was poor. She and the manager even apologized for that. But, everyone is new to a job at least once and, as a former restaurant worker, I tend to be quite forgiving. Whenever I go to a new "ethnic" restaurant I usually order one of the "baseline dishes," because if these dishes are good the rest of the menu items are also usually good. Here I did a taco and a cheese enchilada combo. First, I couldn't get ground beef even though the waitress told me ground beef was an option, instead I got big chucks of shredded beef in the taco. The pieces were dry and tough, so as I bit into the taco shell I ended up with a huge hunk of beef hanging out of my mouth with a little piece of shell. Not at all good. Most disappointing, though, was the complete lack of "zing" in any of the food I had. Everything was bland, bland, bland, even the salsas served at the beginning of the meal were lackluster! I could not taste any cilantro or jalapeno in anything! Mexican food is supposed to have a little kick in it, but not here. Even Taco Bell has more spice and flavor than Gecko Grill. My wife ordered a Seafood Grande with the sauce on the side as she is extremely sensitive to any level of spicy food. Turned out there was no sauce in this dish but the burro was covered with melted pepperjack cheese because that's too hot for her. She sent it back and ordered a shredded beef chimi. The staff did get that out fairly rapidly. While my wife liked this dish, she did admit that the chucks of shredded beef were very dry and not until she poured some of the liquidy bean dip on the meat was she satisfied with it. I tasted some of the beef and it was very dry, just as in my taco. Also, she got a little cup of salsa fresca with her chimi but thought it was more like pico de gallo. I tasted it and it was so oniony that I actually spit it out into my napkin. YUK! The onions tasted as if they had been soaking in the pico de gallo for several days. I'm not able to recommend this place to anyone unless you want to pretend you are eating Mexican food and are satisfied with the "gringo" blandness that permeates their menu.

    (2)
  • We came here on a very strong recommendation of a friend and loved it! The chips came with two salsas and a bean dip, all were very good. I ordered the fish taco plate, one battered, the other grilled, both fresh and flavorful. My husband ordered the tamales, one corn and one beef and loved them both. The rice and beans were no nonsense and very tasty too. Friendly service and the prices were more than reasonable. Will return for sure.

    (5)
  • New location and still great food, but the wait and service is still working out the kinks. Hopefully it can only get better. To there defense I was there the week they opened. Plenty of helpful happy staff it just took forever and they were out of items. Shrimp Burrito is awesome.

    (4)
  • I really enjoyed our food, except for the fish tacos which were nothing to write home about. I also had the arroz con pollo and the chicken was cooked perfectly although someone who enjoys onions would have enjoyed it more. Eric was a fantastic server and had no problems keeping up with my busy family. I give it 4 stars because I felt that the price was a little high. We paid $45 for two adults and 2 kids. Not ridiculously high but I would have expected a better meal for the price.

    (4)
  • Awesome place! Just heard about it's re-opening on Facebook and had to check it out! When I arrived I noticed that I wasn't the only one who must have heard about them re-opening. The place was packed! It was well worth the wait. The service and staff were very friendly and prompt. Had the Crab Relleno and was loving every bite of it. Their bean dip and green salsa is also awesome! Was so impressed with the food that night I went back 2 days later to indulge again. Will definitely be coming here often.

    (5)
  • Best tasting Mexican food. I've never ordered anything less than delicious! Service is great too! I wish they had more locations.

    (5)
  • Very addicting! I go there every chance I can! Clean, open space, great service! Amazing food!

    (5)
  • Salsa and dips are runny, look and taste bad. Not sure how a place with mex food this bad can stay in business. Go somewhere better, why eat crappy food?

    (2)
  • Love this place. So glad it came back. Cannot beat their Vegetarian Burrito, Chimichanga and Enchilada style! Cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Portions are more than enough. I always leave with leftovers or an (over)stuffed belly. Plus, they give you bean dip with the chips. Yum!

    (5)
  • This is probably the worst Mexican Restaurant I have ever been to. Went there with the kids for Father's Day. Service was slow and they hardly ever came around to fill our drinks. We ran out of chips and salsa and had to ask for more. Salsa had no taste and all and we had very few chips for four of us and had to wait for the bean dip. We were told that they were making more salsa. Come on folks, what's with that??? You are a Mexican Restaurant and don't have your salsa made prior to opening? I had the Quesadilla and it was lousy. No cheese, or very little and lacking meat and flavor. Have had better at Taco Bell! My husband had the Fiesta Burro and it lacked taste and chicken was dry. Not served with any rice or beans like most Mexican Restaurants. One word to you, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY TO EAT HERE!!! Will never come back there as there are many better Mexican Restaurants than this one. If you want real Mexican, try Nando's, it beats this place hands down.

    (1)
  • Overpriced, small portions. They need to increase the size to make it work or lower the price. The food is good, but not when you can get a nicer meal for a better price elsewhere.

    (2)
  • The salsa was good, but it went down hill from there. The service needs improvement. Things were OK, but nothing to go back for, Taco Bell is actually better. We had such high hopes. The search goes on :(

    (1)
  • After Christmas shopping one night I decided to stop by this restaurant. I pass by there on a daily basis and it is always crowded. When I arrived I noticed it was an awfully busy place. I even asked one of the customers about this restaurant she said they are regulars, so I felt pretty confident in her opinion not having been there before. The staff appeared friendly, and the customers were being seated promptly. I did order my food to go. When I arrived home my family and I sat down to eat our food. I noticed their salsa was very sweet, the pico de gallo was dried out, the tomatoes were shriveled. I ordered a green chili chimichanga with pork and beans, which I was charged extra for the beans, and the meat since it wasn't shredded. As I was finishing my chimi something in it looked awfully weird. As I picked this foreign object apart I realized that there was a paper of some sort, it resembled a half sheet of a paper towel. I immediately phoned the restaurant. I spoke with the manager who was really nice offered me a credit towards my next meal. I opted out and wanted my money back. I had to again go to the restaurant to receive my credit for only the chimi. I was discouraged that my whole order was not credited since my whole family was grossed out at that point. Unfortunately with that kind of an experience I will not be returning. I actually took a picture of this foreign object. I would post the picture if I knew how to attach it.

    (1)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :8:00 am - 9:00pm

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : No
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Brunch
    Parking : Private Lot
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Average
    Alcohol : Beer & Wine Only
    Outdoor Seating : Yes
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : Yes
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

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Mexican Cuisine

If you enjoy Taco Tuesday, then you have officially fallen in love with the Mexican Food. The main grain of Mexican cuisine is maize. Also known as corn, maize is grown for the past 9000 years after the crop was discovered by the people in Mayan civilization. Mexican empire flourished when they started growing beans, tomatoes, chili pepper, sweet potato and cactus. Till this date these ingredients are used in cooking authentic Mexican dishes and drinks.

Great use of spices, fresh chili pepper dishes like fajitas, tortilla chips, corn chips, salsa, chimichangas, burritos, nachos and quesadillas are invented in America. But when you are looking for authentic Mexican food then you must find a restaurant in the city that serves Rajas con Queso, Garbanzo in a Guajillo Chile Sauce, Pork Filled Chiles Rellenos, Chiles en Nogada, Molcajete Salsa, Pico de Gallo and Frijoles de la Olla. An eye-opening fact – Mexican don't like their food hot. They use fresh chili and other spices to create a flavor that lingers in your mouth.

Mexican food is great for those who are Gluten Intolerant as they use Corn instead of wheat in most of their dishes. Also, you can easily find many beans based Mexican dishes. Another dish which didn't get similar glory as tacos or nachos is the Mexican hot chocolate. If you love something hot on a chilly day, then go for Mexican Hot Chocolate. On merry days, you can enjoy the authentic Mexican Drinks like Tequila, Mezcal, Tecuí, Sotol, Bacanora, Charanda, Posh O Pox, Puebla and Pulque. Mexican Cuisine is for people who enjoy strong drinks and hearty meals.

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