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El Sarape

5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
(781) 843-8005
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Ranked #2 of 129 restaurants in Braintree
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Braintree
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have been going to El Sarape for 20+ years and have never had anything but an excellent meal. Not tex-mex but the real deal. The salsa is excellent and I love the enchiladas with the green and or mole sauce, beef tostada, and pollo cilantro. You would never guess that the food is this good by the "modest" appearance... More

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I've been to El Sarape dozens of times over the years and had the pleasure of dining there another time tonight. You wouldn't know it from either the outside appearance which is admittedly tired and worn or the somewhat dated & cheesy Mexican decor inside, BUT the food is why you came here, right? This is REAL Mexican, with a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Los mejores sabores! El Sarape is by-far one of my favorite restaurants in the South Shore. I cannot eat any other Mexican food without comparing it back to El Sarape! Authentic, fresh ingredients, and always consistent. Great ambiance and service. Highly recommend.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

El Sarape is a place that so good that, as you're leaving, you're looking forward to coming back--soon. We have eaten there on many occations with friends & family for just a good meal or to celebrate a birthday. Nachos are great and the beer is icy cold. The wait staff knows the menu and can recommend if you choose.... More

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Braintree, MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I love and crave Mexican food often, so it is great that I can walk to El Serape. My wife and I eat at El Serape at least once a week. Our first date was at El Serape so it has a sentimental place in my heart but it is also like hanging with family when we go there. Yes,... More

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boston ma
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On the South Shore ! Love the Chicken Mole but honestly all the food is excellent and the drinks are pretty good too.

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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Eating here is just delightful and has never let me down even after going here for many years! I almost always get the same thing and going here with friends is always fun. The staff are willing to accommodate for larger groups and its always fun!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The block and the restaurant were shabby and depressing and the food was just mediocre. The seasoning was bland, lacking complexity or spiciness.

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Boston
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113 reviews 113 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Actually, this is the place to be all year. The food is consistent here; it's authentic and the dishes are prepared with some style. On Cinco de Mayo, this place was packed...Go figure! But, we adjusted our 'waiting time' for the occasion and we weren't disappointed. In spite of the festive madness of the crowd, it was a lot of... More

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