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El Sarape

1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
610-239-9466
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Ranked #10 of 43 Restaurants in Blue Bell
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Philadelphia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Fair Haven
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The service and food were simply outstanding! The portions were very generous, and the choice of foods and preparations were authentic. I felt like I was back in Mexico!

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