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El Zarape

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4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
619-692-1652
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best Burritos in Town

This place was listen on Yelp as one of the best cheap eats. and WoW were they right!!! 99c fish tacos!!! and burritos for like 5-7$ Each and every item we had was splendid. I think we ended up ordering like 4 Burritos and 10 Tacos that day. Then a special mention to their Salsa. Makes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
fahym
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Edmonton, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Edmonton, Canada
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235 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place was listen on Yelp as one of the best cheap eats. and WoW were they right!!! 99c fish tacos!!! and burritos for like 5-7$ Each and every item we had was splendid. I think we ended up ordering like 4 Burritos and 10 Tacos that day. Then a special mention to their Salsa. Makes eating nachos worth it!... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were in San Diego for a National Home-brewer's conference and while visiting a great bar (next door to this place) we checked the reviews on local places to eat and we ended up here at El Zarape. WOW!!!! First of all they have a very long menu of great sounding burritos so If you don't find ONE that you... More 

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Lake Wylie, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Agree with previous reviews-little hole in the wall place(seen worse looking places), but good food. Always a line waiting to order. Not a whole lot of seating, so most people got order to go. Food made quickly. Self serve salsa bar. Tortillas were the freshest, softest tortillas we've ever tasted. Shredded beef in burrito was very moist & tender.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Open later for after a movie, play, out bar hopping. Great food at a cheap price. Just like being in Mexico.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you like "unusual" burritos - like soft shell crab, calamari, or lobster - this is the place to go in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood. I adore the calamari one - it's incredible! My husband had more varieties - but all of them were great too. El Zarape became our "go to" dinner spot - and often lunch too.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After reading some online reviews for Mexican food in the location near to our Sheraton Mission Valley my family to the short drive up to University Heights to order some take out from El Zarape and were not disappointed. It was our last night of a California family trip and we were craving something that wasn't room service or from... More 

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Barcelona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

very good Mexican restaurant! Incredible variety of tacos and burritos, including fish tacos and all kind of sea food burritos, besides the famous beef and chicken ones... I tried the wasabi burrito and it was delicious! The price is really good as well!

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Latham, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited recently while visiting my son who lives nearby. Agree with other reviewers who described it as "a whole in the wall" with little ambience and no table service. You order from a blackboard and then pick-up your food when called. Food was good and genuine Mexican at a good price. Clearly popular with locals, who line up and generally... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Maybe because of the Adams street fair the food was just okay. Service was good but food lacked flavor The chili rellano was just okay and the enchilada not so good. Shrimp appetizer tasted like frozen fast food, no shrimp taste at all. The dipping sauce was good though. Service was good. My phone said secure WiFi was available, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was taken here for lunch by family members, and a few hours later I went back with other family members. Decor (Mexican) very colorful, service exceptional, food great. Out of the way, so that you have to search.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-692-1652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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