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694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
520-287-3920
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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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5 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Super brunch last Sunday at El Zarape. Authentic Mexican Eggs Ranchero, Menudo, and Chorizo. All served by he friendliest staff and a family run restaurant to boot. Reasonable prices and Sonoran atmosphere, but get here early as the tables fill up fast!

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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Whenever we are in Nogales, Az. we have to stop here. We've been eating here since they opened in 1993. My favorite meal there is breakfast, but this time it was lunch. It is the best authentic food you can get without crossing the border. The flour tortillas are delicious, and you can even purchase them by the pack to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The seafood here is worthy. Call ahead to see if they are open; we have arrived during what we thought were dinner hours, and found the place closed.

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Trapper Creek, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our favorite lunch spot in Nogales. This is a busy, little place with great Mexican taste abounding. I have been there many times and never had cold food. It always seems fresh, authentic, and appealing to us. There are no frills in decor or presentation, but you get more than your money's worth. Ask about the daily special which is... More 

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Additional Information about El Zarape

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

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