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El Zarape

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694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
520-287-3920
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5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food reasonable price

We ate lunch here. It is a "local-local" cafe. Don't expect the frills you find in big name places but the food is good and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch here. It is a "local-local" cafe. Don't expect the frills you find in big name places but the food is good and reasonably priced.

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful little place with authentic Mexican cuisine. Little "Mom and Pop" place with a good menu! Daily lunch specials include homemade soup (such as Mexican cheese soup and albondigas). Combination plates come with homemade frijoles and rice. Generous servings, great service, pleasant waitresses! And takeout available! Open all day!

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Fraser, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

I was wondering why there weren't any pics of the food and now know it's because it's so amazing you don't want to waste any time eating it. We both ordered combination platters and they brought out what I thought was a cheese and potato soup as an appetizer. I finished the whole bowl because it was so delicious and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We went here around 6pm and we should of known when we walked in that this probably isn't going to be as good as the reviews say because there was only 1 customer. The 1 waitress was busy on her cell phone but nice enough when she wasn't on her phone, recommended a couple of dishes that we ordered. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was here for dinner and it wasn't crowded. Soup was included and served as an appetizer (which was not mentioned on the menu) and that night was lentil soup - homemade and very tasty. I had a combo plate with a taco, enchilada, and a chile relleno. The taco shell was obviously made from one of the restaurant's homemade... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have gone to Zarape for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and always satisfied with the service and food. No matter what you pick you will be happy. The food is like your grandmas cooking(authentic Mexican food).

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

El Zarape serves Mexican food that I use to compare other Mexican food restaurants. Don't let the limited parking and the outside decor deter you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

El Zarape is as hometown as you can get. It is family owned and operated and all of the food is made fresh daily. The matriarch, Socorro, oversees it all and is quality control. The daily specials are delicious but it's hard to decide what to get because it is all great and served up fast and cheerfully. There is... More 

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Sanur, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Another Nogales favorite for both breakfast and lunch - car park always busy. Centrally located it becomes a meeting place for locals to do business. Food is home cooked with large portions - free refills on sodas. Friendly service though hesitant to offer suggestions -

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Nogales, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're into Menudo, that served at El Zarape is the very best! They have other offerings such as Tacos Dorados, refried beans, etc., but it is their Menudo that brings us back on a frequent basis. Parking is somewhat limited, so we often bring a gallon jug and take home the savory soup. What we don't eat right away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Nogales
  • Phone Number: 520-287-3920

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm

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