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elvira's mexican restaurant

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1520 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ
4809829916
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just OK!

The restaurant is bright and cheery, the wait staff seems overworked, like short-handed. The food is only so-so, but the beer is super cold. Last two times visiting, there's always some sort of mix-up on a bill!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
sizlnpat
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is bright and cheery, the wait staff seems overworked, like short-handed. The food is only so-so, but the beer is super cold. Last two times visiting, there's always some sort of mix-up on a bill!

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Thank sizlnpat
Apache Junction, Arizona
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurant several times, just this last Saturday in fact. The food is good (not the best Mexican we've had, but good, convenient). The problem is, every time we are in, there is a problem with the wait staff - understaffed, too new, or just bad. When we were there, there were open tables, but they... More 

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Thank Mark L
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to wait to be seated, waited a long time to get water, chips and order taken. Never got tea that was charged for but never received. The food finally came after 45 minutes, the plates were hot but the food was cold. Portions extremely small for the price. Had to ask twice for clean silverware. My suggestion is go... More 

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Thank DianaWyoming
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to dinner tonight meal was very plain ...do not feel it was authentic Mexican would not go back

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Thank Wendy O
Pendleton, Oregon
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My meal was fantastic; however, my husband though his was way too salty. The server was more than accommodating but the manager not so much. I think it was just an off meal - end of the evening sort of thing. I'd go back if we're in the area. The atmosphere was cute and it looks like there's an outdoor... More 

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Thank Christina H
Highland Park
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elvira's doesn't look like much from the Trail, but give it a chance. Inside it's bright, clean, and well-run. Service is friendly. There's a large well-lit parking lot out back. The menu is pretty standard with all the expected Mexican choices. The salsa is delivered in two varieties - one mild and one quite hot - be sure to ask... More 

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Thank Joel M
Sturgis, South Dakota
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is super cute, nicely decorated, clean and has a full menu. Service, food and drinks were great!

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Thank Dakotapeach
Apache Junction
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We arrived at Elvira's and there was a large party of snowbirds that had called ahead. They arrived at the same time. They stood in the middle of the entrance way until one of them herded the others to a seating area so other patron could go by. The staff was not prepared for the group despite they had reservations... More 

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Thank Loretta A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were looking for a place with Great Margs and food!! We found it!! The waitress brought us a sample of the different meat fillings so we could decide just what we wanted to eat. The interior is bright and custom made. They offer a patio, so if it is Sunny and nice you can look at the mountain and... More 

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Thank 11Granny
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Britni D. couldn't seem to remember what she was there for. Couldn't seem to bring water, forgot to put in margarita order and blamed the bartender saying she 'couldn't find him.' Well, duh, if you go into the bar, that's probably where he is! The bill was dropped on the table without a single word being spoken. This chick needs... More 

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Thank jim r

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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
  • Phone Number: 4809829916

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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