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el zarape

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Mexico Street #3450 | Between Oaxaca and Nayarit, La Paz, Mexico
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The restaurant has a lovely view if the bay, up a few stairs so you can see over the passing cars. I stopped in for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly service (The waiter spoke excellent English and went above and beyond in making sure the meal was to my liking) and delicious, well presented food.

Thank carolB9868KN
Kodiak, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

There was delicious food from wall to wall and on the sides too. Authentic and delicious. The staff was so very friendly and patient while you made your selections. The restaurant was very clean & beautifully decorated. There was an area for banquets & weddings.

Thank Alaskamaid
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Excellent food and friendly service. The facility is very clean and the food is fabulous! I highly recommend this place

Thank Veltrie D
Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

The food was excellent, although we arrived too early for the buffet, which we were told was outstanding. We ordered from the menu and received very good local cuisine. The ambience was incredible. We were there not long after El Dia de los Muertos, and much of the decoration were still there. Our waiter was also kind enough to show... More 

Thank PeripateticCanuck
Weiser, Idaho
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

We stopped here to eat because it was broadcasting the Superbowl and was on the malecon to see the Carnival parade. We had no idea that the food would be excellent, and the staff very friendly and helpful, even though they were very busy.

Thank anna7044
Rosarito, Mexico
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

We stumbled onto El Zarape after not being able to find a different place that was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying and this turned out to be a great find! We came here our first night in La Paz, and it seemed they were planning to close early due to it being new years day, but... More 

Thank seaexplorer
Loreto, Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

El Zarape is one of our favorite La Paz restaurants for one reason; Mexican buffet! There’s very little English spoken at El Zarape and, since my Spanish is not quite to the conversational level, I appreciate that there is usually one English-speaking waiter to explain what’s what. This is an opportunity to go beyond the usual Mexican menu and taste... More 

Thank TravelsWithCorgis
Chiloquin, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

Now open on el malecon. Had grilled tuna and chicken mole. Fish was excellent and the chicken unbelievably tender. Staff attentive. Highly recommended. We'll be back.

Thank Skip S
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we received top notch service from everyone there. We specifically went there for the buffet. The had typical Mexican breakfast fare plus the fruit, yogurt, cereal area. My GF loved everything, I was bit more selective. The food was good but not the best I've had. I guess I was comparing it to others I... More 

Thank AGMerlos
Walla Walla, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our first experience was a special evening and a surprise that was arranged by Baja Pirates on our 25th wedding anniversary on our first visit to La Paz. The restaurant is a traditional community location but their effort to make our visit there on a special night memorable for us was remarkable. They arranged special music, just for us, specially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mexico Street #3450 | Between Oaxaca and Nayarit, La Paz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: 122-25-20
Visit us and enjoy the best Mexican food in town, in a family-friendly place. Enjoy our delicious a la carte meals, from places all around Mexico

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?