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El Sarape

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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
(781) 843-8005
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Today
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place for Food

i was recently there with friends and they loved the food. The service was good, parking at times can be tough. El Sarape is a fun place to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bill Z
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Braintree, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Braintree, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

i was recently there with friends and they loved the food. The service was good, parking at times can be tough. El Sarape is a fun place to go.

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Hull, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

6 of us went here with no reservation of the early side of this past Saturday night. Enjoyed the live music, the company, the service and the food. The place was packed between our snow storms. I notice questions about the service and it was perfect, sweet and fun. I have always found the menu consistently good and flavorful. We... More 

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boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Sorry, but I have never had bad service here! Maybe because I have been coming here for 26 years! Great food great people my favorite place to go for excellent Mexican food! Don't judge a place by their awning !

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Hingham, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have gone to El Sarape for over 10 years and it serves the best Mexican food on the South Shore. Service and price have been weak points we have overlooked in the past, but on this particular night we were very disappointed. We brought our children, who are older and have also been many times. As soon as we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This use to be my favorite Mexican restaurant in Boston and on the South Shore. I haved lived in Mexico for a few years and am always asked where is the best place to eat in the Boston area and, of course, I always recommend el Sarape. Upon arriving yesterday, we noticed the sign and the outside of the restaurant... More 

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I went to El Sarape to celebrate our nieces 12th birthday on a Saturday night. We had made reservations so our party was seated right away in the back area away from the noise of the bar. The restaurant is authentic Mexican from the food all the way to the décor. They even had a Mexican band... More 

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Rockland, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went there with my hubby intending on getting Mexican food but I got a chicken dish that I wish I had written the name down. It was the best dish ever. The drinks were great and we went early on Valentines Day and by the time we are and were leaving the line was outside around the block.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For years El Serape has been turning out the best Mexican food in the Braintree/Quincy/Weymouth area. If you can't get there early you are destined to wait to be seated. Staff are very well trained and service is outstanding. The food is authentic Mexican, well prepared, attractively plated and delivered quickly. Over the years I've never had an unpleasant experience... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Met an old friend for drinks and dinner on Saturday night. The restaurant and bar were hopping, with lots of people waiting for a table. We were seated within 15 minutes. We ordered the chips and salsa with a side of guacamole (which was fresh and delicious). Our waitress with friendly and went out of her way to explain menu... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

but seriously....EL Sarape is good food......charos are awesome and staff very polite and fast.Ive been there several times and never had bad experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: (781) 843-8005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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