My wife and I went to Home Depot on S. Arizona Ave at Chandler last weekend. We spotted a new Mexican restarant called Kokopelli Fresh Mexican Grill at the corner of S. Arizona Ave and Ocotillo Rd. It was dinner time so we decided to try it out. We were glad we did. Their food was absolutely fabulous and great value. I had a grilled sirloin dinner which served an 8 oz. sirloin steak, a choice of brown or white rice, pinto or black beans, grilled vegetables, tortillas, and a side of chips and homemade salsa for under $10. What an incredible deal!! The steak was tender and delicious. My wife had a mahi mahi taco salad. The fish was grilled not fried. It was not greasy at all and was delicious. The salsa was homemade and taste great. Even better, since all beers and margaritas were only $2 on every Friday and Saturday, I had a mexican beer and my wife had a strawberry margarita with our dinner. That was a great dinner.
Kokopelli is supposed to be a fast casual Mexican restaurant, but they are different from other fast food restaurants. I actually like their concept. Like most fast food places, you get in line and order what you want. You watch them prepare it in front of you so you can basically customize what you want. Then you pay and bring your food to your table. In my case, they brought my food to my table since it took a little longer to prepare my steak dinner. They actually serve the food on a real dinner plate during dinner hours. They offer vast menu selection usually only found in full service Mexican restaurants (such as my steak dinner). They even have deserts, different kinds of beers, margaritas and other drinks. When we were there, they had just installed a big screen TV but was not hooked up at the time. It would be a great place to hang out with friends for good Mexican food and drinks and watch the games.