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All 16 Tubac Restaurants


2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We always stop here when we are in Tubac. Note that when you order an entree they offer a $.50 shot of tequila- you have to ask- used to be offered. Server told me that had changed and you need to ask. I thought it was pretty unique. Good house margaritas.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The food, the ambience (the ceilings are gorgeous!) at lunch time was terrific - some traditional moles, some with a twist - I had forkfuls of several. I consider myself a bit of a mole afficionado & they were spot on with the flavour. The place evokes the feel of Elvira's in Nogales, back in the day ... it is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We went to Elvira's twice during our stay in Tubac. The first evening we had house margaritas and queso fun-dido in the bar. We did on the rocks and they were great, but you can have frozen ones if you prefer. The melted cheese was served with choice of tortillas and there was enough there for 4-6 people. The next... More 

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St Paul MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This established Mexican restaurant has all the usual foods (including great guacamole) but has some I've never, ever heard of. We tried a seasonal dish: Chiles en Nogada--giant poblano pepper, stuffed with peaches, apples, nuts, beef, spices, and mystery things, served with a walnut sauce--and it was awesome! The wait staff provided lots of details, and seemed pleased we were... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited Elvira’s while shopping in Tubac, AZ. The place has a nice atmosphere and a very tasty margarita, but upon perusing the menu, it was clear this was going to be a quite expensive lunch. There were four of us, and while three of us were fairly satisfied with our food, it was too expensive for what it was.... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went on a busy Saturday night. We waited an hour to get a table. The hostess didn't seem to know what was going on-she was very scattered. When we finally got a table, we placed our order and it took another hour to get the food. The waiter was apologetic and several times came to our table to say... More 

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Rio Rico, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Have been there 3 times so far; we do like the food. Margaritas are good. So far no disappointments in the atmosphere, food and servers.

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Tucson, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Someone recommended this restaurant to us for lunch so we asked a gallery owner what she thought as a backup and she said "it's exquisite!". We all found her comment amusing until we ate there and sure enough - she was right. There really isn't a better word for it. All four of our meals were perfectly prepared and absolutely... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you ever find yourself down by Tubac, AZ, you have got to stop in at Elvira's. This is the most eclectic and truly authentic Mexican cuisine you'll find north of the border. There isn't a Taco or Burrito to be found on the menu. Instead, it's a collection of simply delicious dishes which all escalate Mexican cuisine as high... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ( son, girlfriend and I) had lunch today at Elvira's. What a delight - from the decor which is colorful and imaginative to the excellent food. Don't expect a cheap mexican meal ( these are good too) but the food is wonderful. We had chicken poblano mole, green chicken enchiladas and quesadillas poblanos which are not at all a... More 

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Additional Information about Elvira's

Address: 2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
Phone Number: 520-398-9421
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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