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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
(781) 843-8005
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Ranked #9 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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  • English first
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English first
Rockland, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 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
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 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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Scituate, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family and I always looked forward to going to El Sarape on a special occasion. The last time we went a few weeks ago everything changed from our previous experiences. The food quality had gone down considerably, the prices up, and the food quantity also down. We had been coming for 10 years and am now sorry to say... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When we arrived, they let us wait for six minutes before seating us, while several servers passed us without even looking at us. The staff was very impolite. Also, don't expect toenjoy your meal at El Sarape when you are vegetarian. It is vegetarian unfriendly. Even the rice is cooked with turkey broth! That leaves you with a sad looking... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is by far the best Mexican restaurant around. Authentic cuisine, phenomenal cocktails and great staff. If you are ever in the area you must give it a try!

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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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