It all began in 1946 when Woody and Victoria Johnson opened their first restaurant, Woody’s El Nido in Phoenix, Arizona. That day, they established their commitment to quality ingredients served with a warm and friendly touch – a commitment that continues today as we celebrate our 70th anniversary!

The Johnson family has now grown Macayo’s into 11 Arizona locations and two in Las Vegas. Still family-owned and locally-operated, we serve traditional Mexican food with no compromises. Today, Macayo’s is run by the Johnson’s daughter, Sharisse, and their two sons, Gary and Stephen.

Here at Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen, we focus on community involvement and fresh Mexican cuisine, growing our own farm-fresh chiles, blending them into delicious signature recipes and delivering each meal with unequaled hospitality. You will taste the tradition at every table, in every dish, and within every savory ingredient! Every family has their secrets – ours just happen to be recipes.