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1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
610-239-9466
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Ranked #17 of 44 Restaurants in Blue Bell
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I took my husband to El Sarape for his birthday last night, as we're new to the area and have driven by a couple of times and our friend knows the owner. The place is small, dark, and was packed when we arrived around 7:45. We thought this was a good sign given that it was a Thursday. We ordered... More 

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Philadelphia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I loved this place, and have been dining there for years. Sadly, went there for dinner on Friday and it has gone downhill. For one, the house margarita had very little tequila. I usually get a buzz from one, and didn't get one this time. For $10, put some liquor in it! Secondly, the service has gone down, too. There... More 

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Cambridge
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is the real deal Mexican food. Quaint little restaurant. The fish is always fresh, the fundito brings back memories of many visits to Acapulco years ago. Margaritas to guacamole to flan...a good choice.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews 236 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We had driven past this restaurant for years and had always thought that we should stop here for dinner, but never did. Finally on a rainy Friday night be decided to do it and stopped by for dinner. We were warmly greeted by the lady at the front door who welcomed us and made us feel very comfortable. She nicely... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I've tried multiple menu items and found my favorite to be the chicken enchilada w/ mole sauce. I've read through some of the bad reviews because I was suprised, but really thought they had some points. If you get the spicier options, it's going to be spicey. I also agreed that the chips and salsa (w/out guac) are $5. Probably... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Authentic Mexican in a small quaint environment with limited outside seating during warmer months. Not inexpensive, but delicious. Don't expect tacos and refried beans!!

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We ate at El Serape several years ago and found the food a bit too hot. We returned this weekend and thought the food was pretty good; it wasn't too hot and was presented in an attractive manner by a pleasant and attentive waitress. There are not too many selections for vegetarians but the enchiladas were tasty and the portions... More 

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Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This is Blue Bell's best kept secret hidden in plain sight. El Sarape is on the corner of 202 and 73 and easy to miss because you wouldn't expect such a treat in that location. We've eaten there twice in the last three weeks and will continue to work our way through the creative and diverse menu. While small, El... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I've been to El Sarape twice and both times have found the menu to be way overpriced for what mostly amounts to average to good food. Most entrees are in the $28-$35 range. Most recently the hostess was very rude to our party upon leaving the restaurant. We won't be back. There are plenty of other great Mexican options in... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My wife and I both thought our food was over-spiced and over-cooked. She ordered the chicken and beef fajitas thinking it would a safe choice and it was completely over-cooked. I ordered the Camarones Culiacan and you could barely taste the shrimp or bacon because of the intense spices. It just didn't appeal to our tastes and we will not... More 

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Additional Information about El Sarape

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

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