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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
(781) 843-8005
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Ranked #8 of 130 Restaurants in Braintree
Price range: $10 - $15
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
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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
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
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168 reviews 168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Best Mexican food around. Authentic recipes offering meat, fish and poultry dishes. Delicious, authentic and reasonably price. The complimentary chips and salsa are homemade and the Margaritas are not some chemical concoction most of the chain restaurants use. We have been visiting for many years and will continue to do so. Music (acoustic guitar) on the weekends adds to a... More 

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Ewing NJ
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104 reviews 104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Not bad, but not wow! The chip were no fresh, but the salsa was good. The appetizer was mediocre, but the shrimp dinner special was good. Serve was friendly, but a bit slow. A small glass of ice tea was $2.00 without and complimentary refills. Good Mexican food is normally a good value with brilliant flavors. I can not say... More 

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Additional Information about El Sarape

Address: 5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
Phone Number: (781) 843-8005
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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