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elvira's mexican restaurant

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1520 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I've had way better Mexican food and way better service!

Expensive for what you get. Unfortunately, the food is bland. The food isn't real Mexican, nor is it American-Mexican. I was very disappointed. Very lackluster in flavor. The décor was pretty colorful. The waitress didn't even know what cocktails or beer they had available to serve patrons... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Stacy L
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Expensive for what you get. Unfortunately, the food is bland. The food isn't real Mexican, nor is it American-Mexican. I was very disappointed. Very lackluster in flavor. The décor was pretty colorful. The waitress didn't even know what cocktails or beer they had available to serve patrons. The server didn't check on us until our food was gone. Very disappointed.

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Gold Canyon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I eat here every Friday night, and have done so for several years. It's my favorite for Mexican food in the area. The decor is fun, and your server stays busy. Over the years, you get to know your servers, and they become your friends too. Sadly, several have left recently, but I don't begrudge that because... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was good, service acceptable, and decor most intriguing. Would recommend this Establishment to friends .

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Sarnia ont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been here several times the last two years and really enjoyed the experience.The satf are wonderful and professional.Very busy restaurant and sometimes you have to wait a few minutes to be seated but it is worth the wait.Once you been seated they bring you a large bowl of tortilla corn chips and two kinds of salsa one hot and one... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Pleasant service with cute décor. But skip this restaurant if you're coming for the food. My chicken taquitos needed spices, salsa...something. Even salt would've helped this meal. Ice water was good.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great food reasonably priced! Recommend the carnitas, red or green chillies, homemade guacamole, Salsa was splendid! 7 of us drank and ate for under $150. Would go back for sure!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Terrible experience! I ordered a regular burrito from the menu that was only supposed to have beans and cheese according to the description on the menu. When it came, it had steak inside the burrito. I am a vegetarian so I couldn't eat this. I also wouldn't have ordered it if I had known there was meat in the burrito.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had a terrific meal but had to wait twice as long as we were told. Arrive early and definitely not on a Friday night. Cute outdoor area with fireplace in the back. Delicious salsa!

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Service was really fast and the food was good. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get in, but once seated we were quickly served.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food was average. Not a lot of bursting Mexican flavor. The service was not good. Waited a long time to get asked what we were drinking and to get those drinks. Took forever for food and they were not busy. Not a lot on menu. Wouldn't go back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1520 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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