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elvira's mexican restaurant

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1520 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ
Today
11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 10
    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
Great atmosphere, family-friendly

Staying at our winter home in Apache Junction, and wanted a comfy place for my son (who just turned 21) to order his first drink at a restaurant. We're no heavy drinkers, but I figured a daiquiri would be perfect for him. First impression: loved the funky interior, with painted tables and chairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
ElizP61
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Loudon, New Hampshire
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Loudon, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Staying at our winter home in Apache Junction, and wanted a comfy place for my son (who just turned 21) to order his first drink at a restaurant. We're no heavy drinkers, but I figured a daiquiri would be perfect for him. First impression: loved the funky interior, with painted tables and chairs, pottery chimeneias used as vases, and the... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a good meal with great service. Don't the let the outside of this place scare you off, the inside is decorated in bright colored furniture. We would definitely eat her again.

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Bremen, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I were out in Apache Junction, AZ this winter enjoying the beautiful weather. My husband loves Mexican food but I have never cared that much for it. Well anyway we saw Elvira's and he pulled in and looked at me and said: "I want Mexican food today. " Well I will tell you it was a wonderful... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is a fun place to visit, very colourful interior, sort of funky. The food is presented nice enough and prices are reasonable but it is at best Mexican food prepared for gringos . But that is the clientele they serve. We have lived in Mexico for several years and we are still looking for authentic Mexican food in the... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is my go to place for Mexican. Always fast, friendly service, but their food is really good. I love their Pozole soup & Albondiga, and get cravings when I haven't had my "fix" lately.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had been to this restaurant before in the past and it was nothing special to look at outside or inside but that has all changed now. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the décor is very special inside. All hand painted tables and chairs and pictures on the walls and booths. It is a fun place to... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The mexican food was the best I have had. The taco's were crunchy and the fillings were generous. Same applied to the chicken enchiladas. Simply the best.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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144 reviews 144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I haven't been in this restaurant in quite some time, but we decided to go in the other night. I had a taco salad and my wife had a combo dinner. Both were good but I remember the food seemed like it was much better years ago. I'm not sure if the owners maybe might have changed hands, service was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The door and web said they closed at nine, when we came in they said they actually closed at eight and weren't going to seat us fifteen minutes before closing. They acknowledged needing to change the sign, but we're not apologetic. We won't be going back. Ate there before and had dull food, but it's hard to be picky in... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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