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Mexico Street #3450 | Between Oaxaca and Nayarit, La Paz, Mexico
122-25-20
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Buffet
Description: Visit us and enjoy the best Mexican food in town, in a family-friendly...
Visit us and enjoy the best Mexican food in town, in a family-friendly place. Enjoy our delicious a la carte meals, from places all around Mexico
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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 13
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome buffet

Went here for a lunch buffet and was extremely satisfied with the variety of "real" authentic Mexican food. I will be returning many more times in the future Lie live entertainment was very pleasant as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
Bernerboy
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Large groups
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went here for a lunch buffet and was extremely satisfied with the variety of "real" authentic Mexican food. I will be returning many more times in the future Lie live entertainment was very pleasant as well.

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Readington, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed many an authentic Mexican lunch / dinner here - particularly good seafood! Very friendly service and comfortable family atmosphere. We however missed out on the good music and had to sit through a very noisy band one time, but the food and friendly service made it all worthwhile.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Six of us enjoyed wonderful Oaxaquenos food at El Zarape, along with great service and terrific dancers. The mole is superb, as is the Oaxaca mezcal! If you are an adventurous diner, try the complimentary crickets and ants. Not for everyone, but interesting.

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montana
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

As part of a large group we were able to sample an amazing number of dishes from all over Mexico. We were all impressed with the quality and quantity of the dishes. They also had a lovely couple preforming dances from around the country in appropriate dress.

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La Paz, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

You feel like you have been transported back in time. As you enter the restaurant you see very festive decorations. The food is produced with local and organic ingredients.The owner treats you like family. The food is amazing, Every dish is treated and presented as the house specialty. The little bit of work you do finding this gem is well... More 

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South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Good food, great atmosphere. With the buffet, it allowed me to try some traditional Mexican dishes that I may not otherwise have tried. The restaurant is colorful and fun, and is a great place for parties and large groups.

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Rainbow Lake, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Have eaten here a number of times in the past few years. Always great. We told the owner we had family visiting from Canada and they put on a huge spread of traditional foods for us all to enjoy. From food to drinks it was amazing. The food just keep coming. The restaurant its self is very unique in its... More 

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La Paz
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My mother went faithfully to El Zarape ever since the day they opened and until the day she died- every Sunday without fail. They waited on her hand and foot, the reward for being faithful. The food is original, unique and changes with the holiday seasons. Yes, it has been a while since I was last there, but the owner... More 

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La Paz, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The restaurant is nice enough and the people are friendly and courteous. The food seemed over priced for what you got. There are a lot of restaurants in town that have better food and much better prices.

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Torrance, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Wonderful traditional food, all sourced locally. The owner is very gracious and delighted to chat and so enthusiastic about Mexico and her restaurant. The Frieda gallery is pretty neat too. The servings are very large so we took some home and it was a lovely treat for lunch on the veranda of our condo rental overlooking the marina the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mexico Street #3450 | Between Oaxaca and Nayarit, La Paz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: 122-25-20

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Visit us and enjoy the best Mexican food in town, in a family-friendly place. Enjoy our delicious a la carte meals, from places all around Mexico
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?