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Elvira's

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2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-9421
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
From Mexico to Tubac

Having lived here in Tubac for many years Elvira's is the place to go for any occasion but especially that special occasion. Atmosphere is very cool, service outstanding and the food is very very good. Fresh dishes to please and palate. Not inexpensive, but worth the price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Frank P
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having lived here in Tubac for many years Elvira's is the place to go for any occasion but especially that special occasion. Atmosphere is very cool, service outstanding and the food is very very good. Fresh dishes to please and palate. Not inexpensive, but worth the price.

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BoxTurtleLady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

TERRIFIC FOOD. Fish never tasted better. Beautiful decor. Terrific service. Take a sweater...air conditioning very cold.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Innovative entree additions keep me returning to my favorite restaurant in Tubac and the Tucson area. Even though it is over an hours drive from my home I have taken great delight in eating my way thru Elvira's menu. While I liked some items better than others the variance was not caused by missteps in the kitchen nor service. It's... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were a large (7) group most of whom had never experienced the "high-end" menu provided by Elvira's. This is not a taco joint, they are serious about serving sophisticated cuisine with a Mexican flair. The service provided by Jose was impeccable and the food..........incredible. I had the Duck L'orange and was totally amazed at the quality and the presentation... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had lunch there with a good friend. Could've stayed in the lobby! There were so many things to look at. We loved the decor right off the bat. The margarita was very tasty and the lunch entrees were just right. Excellent presentation and seasoned just right. Can't wait to go back!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The décor is beautiful. The food very good. The portions were large. Although the prices were high, one order was enough to split or take home for another meal.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is tough to review Elvira's, especially living in So. Arizona now and having access to a plethora of good Mexican restaurants. First of all, the atmosphere is very attractive and funky but can be very loud on a busy night. If a label is necessary, then Elvira's would probably be classified as more high end, due to the setting... More 

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Waynesboro, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were shopping and relatives had recommended this restaurant for great Mexican cuisine. The restaurant décor is awesome unlike any other restaurant. The service was fine. The tequila was good. The disappointment was the food. It just wasn't anything special and we were a little disappointed. We probably would not go back, but it may have just been the items... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

loved my margaritas and grilled shrimp great location have been here before and always enjoyed the drinks and food will be back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Walk through the doors of Elvira's, and you are transported into a another world! (And thank goodness, this world has excellent air-conditioning, because, it was hot Out There!) The interior is done in various surreal themes. At reception, chubby cherubs dance above your head, then you are shown past various fanciful hanging lanterns into a large room with a ceiling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: 520-398-9421

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
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

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