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El Zarape

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694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
+1 520-287-3920
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu full of mexican favorites, generous portions, excellent service. Truly a local secret. The menudo is the best around, but a little stingy on the tripe.

Thank bajaarizonat
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

just driving by saw a lot of cars... big mistake, food just passable no chips to go with the below average salsa, no picodegallo and no guacamole ! meat in fajitas was bland but tender beans were good......no return visit to be sure. service very slow and disorganized prices on the high side

Thank Bliss G
Dover, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

After a strong recommendation for this family run restaurant, I was a bit disappointed. My first dish of enchiladas was inedible, I couldn't cut through the enchilada! The replacement dish was sub-par. I've had better Mexican food in New Hampshire. Be forwarned, they have no liquor license and had no Guacamole while I was there. I will not be going... More 

Thank NHGlobeTrotter
Rio Rico, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Six of us had the pleasure of dining in this establishment. We opted for Italian cuisine and we were not disappointed in the food. It was delizioso. We are diffently coming back.

Thank christyaz1
Nogales, Mexico
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

It's hard to find that authentic Mexican zing in the US, somehow the ingredients just don't cut it, but at El Zarape you will feel that you are eating your "abuelita's" rice and beans. The lunch specials are an exceptional value and the prices are very fair.

Thank Stormaggedon
Sun City, Arizona
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249 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The food was average for Mexican in a place so close to the border. The tortillas were great but the chili rellenos I had were too greasy and the refried beans very runny. We were disappointed because we had been given rave reviews about this place. No chips and salsa served either, aren't those a staple in any Mexican restaurant?... More 

Thank NancyBirk
Sandy, Oregon
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

We have wanted to go to this restaurant for some time, but parking can be a problem with a big pick -up. Had lunch there today and were disappointed. The food was fresh & well served, but the flavor was very average. I had the tostados & my husband had the daily special. A soup was served with both meals,... More 

Thank mkemmw
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating here for years. There are 3 generations in the kitchen. The Nana and Mother cook while the children serve. The menudo is very clean and delicious! All the food is made fresh, daily. Highly recommended

Thank Dholman65
Kathmandu, Nepal
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187 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

Outstanding, local restaurant for breakfast. Generous portions, reasonably priced, excellent service, and outstanding food. I have the Huevos ala Mexicana with homemade tortillas. Will return.

Thank Joseph S
Nogales, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great food, family run, some of the best that Nogales has to offer. This is a book by its cover place. Hope you enjoy!

Thank Antony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Nogales
  • Phone Number: +1 520-287-3920

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