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Pinata Nueva (Anthem)
Feb 9, 2004

Food Quality 3.0 Stars 3.0 Stars 3.0 Stars
Service 4.0 Stars 4.0 Stars 4.0 Stars 4.0 Stars
Menu Selection 3.0 Stars 3.0 Stars 3.0 Stars
Atmosphere 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars
Price 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars

Out of 5 possible stars.

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by Nick Coons

You probably wouldn't believe, since I live in the southeastern part of the valley, that I tend to end up in Anthem often, at least once a week it seems. I remember when Anthem was land marked only by a rest stop along I-17. But in the past few years it's grown quite a lot. In fact, there are now at least two restaurants there!

Okay, so it's mostly residential, but it's growing strong. And if you like homeowner's associations the size of entire cities (personally, I don't), then Anthem is right for you. And the first Mexican restaurant you should try would be Pinata Nueva. Our server, though a little absent-minded at times, was overly nice. But I have to admit, we are more demanding than most, as is the behavior required for a thorough review.

As usual, we request multiple varieties of salsa with our chips, drink refills about as fast as the fountain is capable of dispensing them, and, well, we can't give away all of our secrets. The atmosphere was a little less than comfortable (cheesy seating), though aesthetically pleasing. The food was about average, the price at a mid-range, and the standards were listed throughout the menu. The shining quality was the friendly and attentive service.

For your standard Sonoran-style Mexican dining in this area with great service, Pinata Nueva should be your first stop.

Pinata Nueva is located at 3655 W. Anthem Way in Anthem.

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