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Elvira's

2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-9421
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Even though they misspelled her name on their Chili Poblano "Frida Kalho" entree, I have a feeling she would approve anyway because the dish is spectacular. The Frida Kalho [sic] is a chili poblano stuffed with squash blossoms and roasted corn, topped with an amazing chipotle sauce (not too hot at all but very tasty) and small squares of queso... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just to the south of Tucson, there is the small town of Tubac. We always take visitors there to see local art and crafts. Elvira's is one of those standout eateries that you will never forget. The decor is an incredible mix of glass, tin lantern stars, etc. the colors and the sparkle are mesmerizing... You don't know where to... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great food, staff and atmosphere. Great drink selection. The menu has lots of good choices for Mexican food and steaks.

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Tucson
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food is fine enough but the margaritas, service and ambiance are spectacular. This restaurant is just off the main highway between Tucson and Nogales so with that in mind it is a excellent stop or reprieve from a drive between Mexico and the good ol USA. Highly recommend this restaurant for an experience if not quite as much for... More

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Green Valley, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First: Drinks. House margarita is $6.00. Order an extra shot for $.50 - makes it much better. Hubby says "delicious." Designer margaritas run up to $15.00 per. Wine: Expensive. Least costly by the glass, two offerings each of white and red for $9.00. I had the Malbec, which was delicious ($9.00). Everything else is 10, 11, 12 and above per... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went to Elvira's during a trip to Tubac in June. Eating establishments in Tubac are limited, and during the summer months, even more so. A local recommended Elvira's, so my friend and I gave it a try. From the moment you walk into Elvira's, you are transported to a wonderful dining experience. Although labelled as a Mexican restaurant, this... More

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Benson, Arizona, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is our second trip to Elvira's and we weren't disappointed. Elvira's has probably the best variety of Mole north of the border. My wife had the Mole Rojo Hazelnut,with chicken breast, and I again had the Beef Tongue Mole Poblano. Both came with rice & beans that were tasty, but the Mole,,,,,OMG, absolutely delicious. And huge servings! Mole is... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food choices in Tubac are limited. We stumbled upon Elvira's when our hunger had the best of us. After being out of town for a few days, we were in need of a decent salad. This place hit the spot. Our "Lite Spinach Salad" was very good and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, for such a small out-of-the-way town, the prices on... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For many years Elvira's was a mainstay in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, ably managed and run my a wonderful gentleman and his wife. We helped it grow from a small, humble establishment featuring Sonoran comfort food with Twinkies as dessert, to a rather large and quite sophisticated restaurant serving Sonoran Cuisine including a wonderful Sonoran Fajita in Mocholate Sauce. My very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While participating at a golf event at the Tubac Golf Resort, an hour South of Tucson, we were referred to Elvira's. The food was so outstanding that we had dinner there 3 out of 4 nights! The moles, steaks and enchilladas were particularly good. Staff were friendly and well informed. It's worth the drive from Tucson to go for dinner.

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