2013
2nd Place – Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge for Hemophilia Association
2nd Place – Restaurant Mild
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge for Hemophilia Association
1st Place – Restaurant Mild
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge for Hemophilia Association
2012
Best Mexican Food
Ahwatukee Foothills Magazine
IMPACT Award – Response to Adversity
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Achievement in Web Development
Meb Marketing Association for Ideas Collide Marketing and Communications
2011
Best Mexican Food
Ahwatukee Foothills Magazine
3rd Place – Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge for AZ Hemophilia Association
3rd Place – Restaurant Mild
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge for AZ Hemophilia Association
4th Place – Business Mild / Depot Cantina
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge for AZ Hemophilia Association
2010
3rd Place Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
1st Place Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
2009
Best Imitation of a Mayan Temple
Phoenix New Times
1st Place Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
2008
Best Salsa – Valley-wide
azcentral.com’s Best: Readers’ Choice – Dining & Food
2nd Place Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
1st Place Restaurant Mild
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
2007
1st Place Restaurant Hot
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
2006
Best Mexican Food Restaurant
Phoenix Magazine
2005
Arizona Corporate Excellence Award
Phoenix New Times
2004
Arizona Corporate Excellence Award
Phoenix Business Journal
Employer of the Year
Maricopa Workforce Connections
Best Mexican Restaurant: Reader’s Choice
Phoenix New Times
2003
Reed Johnson, Restaurateur of the Year
Arizona Restaurant Association
Best Dessert
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
1st Place Restaurant Mild
My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
2002
Best Chimichangas
Get Out Magazine
Best Mexican Restaurant
Ranking Arizona
Shining Star Level 1
Maricopa Workforce Connection
Best Salsa, Best Mexican Restaurant: Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
2001
One of 50 Best Hispanic Restaurants
Hispanic Magazine
Best Margarita Spot, Best Mexican Restaurant
Phoenix New Times
Shining Star
Maricopa Workforce Connection
Phoenix Picks’ Best Margarita
Phoenix Magazine
Best Mexican Restaurant
Ranking Arizona
2000
Best Margarita, Best Salsa: Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
One of 50 Best Hispanic Restaurants
Hispanic Magazine

1999
Best Happy Hour
The Rep’s Best, Arizona Republic
Best Salsa, Best Margarita: Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
One of 50 Best Hispanic Restaurants
Hispanic Magazine
Stephen Johnson, Restaurateur of the Year
Arizona Restaurant Association
1998
Best Happy Hour, Best Margarita, Best Mexican Restaurant-Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
1997
Best of The Picnic
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Macayo’s Depot Cantina—Best Happy Hour Spread, Best Happy Hour- Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
Best Mexican Restaurant, Best Margarita- Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
One of 50 Best Hispanic Restaurants
Hispanic Magazine
1996
Best Margarita & Chips and Salsa- Readers’ Choice, Best Authentic
Mexican Restaurant- Readers’ Choice, Best Enchilada- Readers’ Choice
Phoenix New Times
Macayo’s Depot Cantina—Best Happy Hour
Phoenix New Times
1994
Macayo’s Depot Cantina—Best Happy Hour
Phoenix New Times
1993
Stephen Johnson, Restaurateur of the Year
Arizona Restaurant Association