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El Zarape

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694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
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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Sun City, Arizona
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200 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Sandy, Oregon
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We ate lunch here. It is a "local-local" cafe. Don't expect the frills you find in big name places but the food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank OregonTnC
Nampa, Idaho
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful little place with authentic Mexican cuisine. Little "Mom and Pop" place with a good menu! Daily lunch specials include homemade soup (such as Mexican cheese soup and albondigas). Combination plates come with homemade frijoles and rice. Generous servings, great service, pleasant waitresses! And takeout available! Open all day!

Thank Ruth G
Fraser, Colorado
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

I was wondering why there weren't any pics of the food and now know it's because it's so amazing you don't want to waste any time eating it. We both ordered combination platters and they brought out what I thought was a cheese and potato soup as an appetizer. I finished the whole bowl because it was so delicious and... More 

Thank Eater3041
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We went here around 6pm and we should of known when we walked in that this probably isn't going to be as good as the reviews say because there was only 1 customer. The 1 waitress was busy on her cell phone but nice enough when she wasn't on her phone, recommended a couple of dishes that we ordered. While... More 

Thank misakotravel
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was here for dinner and it wasn't crowded. Soup was included and served as an appetizer (which was not mentioned on the menu) and that night was lentil soup - homemade and very tasty. I had a combo plate with a taco, enchilada, and a chile relleno. The taco shell was obviously made from one of the restaurant's homemade... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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: 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?