Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Goodyear

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The west valley community loves to celebrate the holiday with parades, parties, and generous portions of delicious Mexican food!
Below is a list of the top five Mexican restaurants in Goodyear and all less than 10 miles away from Estrella, one of Arizona’s largest active master-planned communities. Top of the list is an Estrella gem, The Cantina at Presidio. Famous for classic margaritas, slow-cooked taco meats and addictive fresh chips and salsa, The Cantina has quickly become a west valley Mexican food favorite.

  • The Cantina at Presidio
    Located in the Presidio Residents Club at Estrella, you can indulge in your Cinco de Mayo favorites during lunch, dinner, or take-out, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Enjoy the magical views of the Sonoran Desert while dining on street tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, or delicious diablo beef, a spicy, slowly-braised shredded beef. Serves fajitas, burros, chimichangas, bowls, salads, draft beer, wine and so much more. Meet your family, friends, and neighbors for Cinco de Mayo at The Cantina.
    Location: 18209 W. Calistoga Drive, Goodyear
    Cost: $$

  • Macayo’s Mexican Food
    Ideal for a quick lunch break or a casual dinner, this location also boasts an expansive bar and patio dining perfect for happy hour drinks and bites with co-workers and friends. Macayo’s original chimichanga is always a favorite and catering is available. Also serves vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
    Location: 1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, 8 miles from Estrella
    Cost: $$

  • Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
    Grab your amigos and enjoy good food, good prices and good service. Try the pork carnitas, rice and beans and maybe a refreshing margarita. It’s so delicious you might want to take home a family style six pack to go. Manuel’s has been a Valley favorite for years.
    Location: 13319 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, 9 miles from Estrella
    Cost: $$

  • Que Pasa Mexican Food
    Begin with some mini chimis, try out the tamales, enchiladas, burritos and tacos, then maybe finish up with deep-fried ice cream or an apple chimi. Choose from a variety of delicious combinations to make your Cinco de Mayo a pleasure! Also offers kids’ menu and breakfast plates as well.
    Location: 3730 S. Estrella Pkwy, Suite 203, Goodyear, 3 miles from Estrella
    Cost: $$

  • Cantina Gueros
    Enticing menu that includes ceviche, nachos, quesadillas, and taco options that include carne asada, barbacoa, al pastor and diablo shrimp. Order a delicious horchata capirotada (bread pudding) with almonds, raisins, and better pecan ice cream for dessert. Amazing cocktail menu with beer, wine and sangria offerings as well, plus non-alcoholic options such as horchata and Mexican soda frescas. Delivery and pick-up available too.
    Location: 15375 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, about 8 miles from Estrella
    Cost: $$

Find your new home at and discover why 7,600 families already call this diverse, welcoming West Valley master-planned community home. Located in Goodyear, Arizona amongst pristine mountains and a dramatic desert landscape, Estrella amenities include multiple Residents’ Clubs, resort-style pools and a waterpark, 72 acres of lakes, 65-plus miles of paths and trails, the Yacht Club of Estrella, the award-winning Nicklaus Design course at the Golf Club of Estrella, community welcome center, and more than 50 neighborhood parks.