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El Sarape

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1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
610-239-9466
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good upscale Mexican food

Used a Groupon tonite at the small upscale Mexican restaurant. Margaritas were very good. The menu is not extensive and the portion sizes are perfect. Had the enchiladas with chicken and black bean soup/ very tasty. Flan for desert was excellent and garnished well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
John B
via mobile
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Used a Groupon tonite at the small upscale Mexican restaurant. Margaritas were very good. The menu is not extensive and the portion sizes are perfect. Had the enchiladas with chicken and black bean soup/ very tasty. Flan for desert was excellent and garnished well.

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Thank John B
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is really good upscale Mexican for a decent price. I had the shrimp fajitas with cheese quesadilla, rice, black beans and guac. There was a good amount of food, some came home with me and was just as good reheated the next day. They need to put more lighting in though as we and many guests around us were... More 

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Thank 112gayle13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff but we will not go back. Stopped in for happy hour. The drinks were good but the happy hour food portions were ridiculous for the price. We ordered the special meatballs and for $5.00 we got five tiny (and I mean tiny) pieces. The taste was that of a frozen meatball. The happy hour casadias,... More 

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Thank rusty1970
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great food - really cute restaurant inside. It's authentic Mexican, not tacos here. Marqueritas are terrific

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Thank cct208
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Every dish My husband and I have tried has been excellent. The selection is good and the service is great. The seating is limited but never have to wait long. There is also some outdoor seating. This is s great place and definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Christine B
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It had been quite awhile since I'd eaten at El Serape, and when someone suggested it my thought was Really? But a group of us went this week and had an excellent lunch. They have a lunch menu including lunch specials for $12.99 that include soup or salad, an entrée, and your coffee or soft drink. My friend and I... More 

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Thank Tamra P
Stuart, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Prompt service and presentation with reasonable prices remains constant along with clean and well organized environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Food and service was outstanding- we went with 9 people friends my office. Our waiter recommended great apps that weren't even on the menu, entrees were amazing and real Mexican. Drinks were really good

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Thank DaveThornbury
Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fair enough, everyone wants to go Mexican on Cinco De Mayo so you have to expect some delays but what they did here was way over my "acceptable" for a holiday standard. As a general rule I do not like to eat out on "special days" because quite often menus are curtailed and/or pricing reflects an up charge. El Sarape... More 

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Thank DMKANDOIT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. Great margaritas and an authentic Mexican menu that never disappoints. Attentive service and reliably excellent food. You cannot go wrong with this one!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: 610-239-9466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?