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El Sarape

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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
(781) 843-8005
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been over a year and a half since I last had a disppointing dinner at El Sarape. Prior to then, my wife and I frequented El Sarape monthly for over 10 years. Recently went on a Monday night. Not very busy, but it took nearly two hours to be seated and served. So, relative to the last visit, the... More 

1 Thank Mike B
Hull, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

One of the things I love is that it is not a chain. It is real authentic Mexican food. I haven't been there in awhile but have never been disappointed when I have gone. My Mother is Gluten Free and she is able to eat there which is a plus. Best Mexican small restaurant. They took over a small pizza... More 

Thank ahubbard130
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Good food, can be a bit loud in the restaurant. However always a decent meal and good margaritas. Salsa is authentic and staff is accommodating.

Thank sjy8526
Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Walked into this worn out dive bar with a side restaurant on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Not very clean, host/server was curt and not very friendly. Food was bad by true Mexican standards. Ordered the Carne Asada, yeah, no! Perhaps this way of cooking is catered to the local patronage palate, but this is NOT authentic Mexican food, which should... More 

1 Thank WI036
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

If you can't take a trip to Mexico to indulge in the authentic cuisine, take a special trip to this jewel! You cannot get a better Homemade Sangria and the Margarita's are spectacular! Everything is made from scratch. You can't find a better Queso Asado with delicious chorizo, or their Fajitas de Carni , Burritos, Enchiladas Verde, I could go... More 

Thank 412frenchie
Scituate, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This place has the real deal in Mexican food. One of the few Mexican rest I will eat at in the Boston area. the space is a bit on the small side but has a full bar and 20 tables for dinner.

Thank jbmorgs
South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great authentic Mexican Food in a cozy setting. Food is consistently good. The staff is very friendly and some nights there is music. The margaritas are fantastic as well.

Thank Alysa O
Boston, Ma.
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I've been eating here for over 20 years and have loved this place for so long. I hate to write a bad review, but they've just gotten lazy and sloppy. The food is consistently pretty good, but on our visit tonight (and several other times recently), there were too many negatives to overlook. Our waiter was truly awful, not a... More 

4 Thank Anne327
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The worst thing about this place is its location leaves it with not a lot of parking- but there is parking around back, and it's accessible by commuter rail. Since parking's the only bad thing I can say about El Sarape, I'll get into the good stuff. The service here is exceptional. True, we do know a lot of the... More 

Thank ExporeItAll
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This was a busy restaurant on a Saturday night. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but was very comfortable. The food was excellent, as was the service. The only thing lacking was the size of the margaritas. They were probably half the size of a drink elsewhere but the price wasn't. Our server was on top of things and obviously had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: (781) 843-8005

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