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“They got a 1 because there is no zero” 1 of 5 stars
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Elvira's
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-9421
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Tubac
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Phoenix
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“They got a 1 because there is no zero”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Nice decorations but the good experience ended there. Mole was bad- tough stringy chicken and very hot (did not say hot on the menu on my Mole Negro). Waitress ignored my complaints and charged full price Snooty people. Very unpleasant. Pseudo Mexican restaurant. Really bad.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This place was recommended by several employees at the Tubac Golf Resort where we were staying. The restaurant is 5 minutes away from the resort and had an upscale menu w/ upscale prices and ambiance. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. The menu features mole and has a decent number of seafood dishes. My wife enjoyed her sea bass and I had the best lingua poblana mole that I've ever had. The decor is something that you might expect in San Francisco or LA w/ a Mexican theme.

Visited May 2013
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La Quinta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food in an amazing setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This restaurant is located in the midst of Tubac's historical area surrounded by art galleries and lots of shops. The decor is beautiful and eclectic and the southwest/Mexican food is fabulous! Love the menu!

Visited May 2013
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Green Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“More disappointment.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Had tasted food at Elvira's in Nogales, Mexico. When they opened up an upscale restaurant in Tubac, was really looking forward to it. Lousy food, lousy service, and real high prices. What more can you say.

Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Seven of us ate dinner here, two visiting from Boston, and all I can say is wow, great atmosphere incredible mole dishes wonderful wait staff . We will definitely be back

Visited April 2013
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