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“Excellent food & drinks!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zarape Mexican Restaurant

Zarape Mexican Restaurant
33 Maple St, Marlborough, MA 01752-2904
508-485-5502
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Ranked #6 of 129 Restaurants in Marlborough
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food & drinks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This place is a hidden gem. The food is really delicious! They have a big menu and their food is always tasty. The place seems clean and has a nice atmosphere. The service is good as well.
I also dined recently here on Cinco De Mayo. The place was festively decorated and they gave us sombreros and some corona swag. I look forward to eating here again.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Genuine Mexican as in Mexican not Tex Mex”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Great choices, home made and a great ballanced taste. Meals are large and delicious. Great Margaritas also. The staff takes great care of you and the owner-chef knows his customers. Go there, relax, enjoy

Visited June 2012
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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
343 reviews 343 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 155 cities Reviews in 155 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“The best Mexican restaurant in the area, but you have to find it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Tucked away on the part of Maple street which is bypassed by state route 85, this authentic Mexican restaurant is worth finding. Not fancy, but it's family run by people who are obviously proud of their restaurant and want to provide fresh food, good quality, and good value. Speaking of value, a dinner for two (2 of their "trio" Mexican dinners), 2 beers, and dessert was less than $40! You can't beat that!

You'll need a good map, or your GPS, but it's worth the search!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“average mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

just average. nothing special. drinks were good. everything considered, this place is comparable to other townie mexican places in the northeast. slow service, decent drinks, ok food. a 3, maybe a 4 on a scale from 1 to 5.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Marlborough, MA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Pretty Decor but American Mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

First of all the place is done very nice inside. The tables, chairs and furnishing are all very tasteful and it is clean. The food, to our standards, was typical New England Mexican and similar to any of the chain restaurants. The sauces were not hot at all and did not have any depth of flavor. The beans were just not good and tasted like they came right out of a can and the rice was lacking flavor too. I had a fajita which was cooked very well but the boring sides were a big negative. My DH had a burrito with a green sauce that needed a boost in flavor. The salsa that they served with the chips was as mild as mild could be.

So, if you are looking for good New England Mexican food with not a lot of spice then this is the place for you. It is cute, clean, big portions and friendly staff.

Visited January 2012
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