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El Sarape

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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
+1 781-843-8005
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Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Braintree, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu selection. The chips were warm and the salsa homemade. Drinks were good and the owner was in the restaurant and very friendly.

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Thank NickyPastry
wellesley
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To my knowledge, the only authentic Mexican place in the Boston area. A local favorite that we have patronized for twenty years. Excellent food at reasonable prices. The Margueritas are outstanding.

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Thank Wxe22
Bedford, New Hampshire
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102 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard great things about this place but was very disappointed. We both had fajitas and they were not very hot, tasted like they had already been made. Not even served on a sizzling platter like most fajitas. The meat was tough. The beans and rice were lukewarm and nothing special. They charge you $4 extra for cheese, sour... More 

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Thank Daniel B
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We have been going to el sarapes for about 25 years. Have always found the food good, the service very friendly and we love the sangria though it is getting pricey. we have if you get in by 6:30pm you don't have a long wait and the overall experience is better than if you go later. Ultimately it is one... More 

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Thank Nancy A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

we loved our time at this gem restaurant, very nice margaritas and very good food. We had great time there.

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Thank Felipe_US
Cohasset, MA, USA
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Not Tex Mex. Not a chain owned by gringos. This is authentic Mexican food prepared by real Mexicans. Sometimes there is excellent live music.

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Thank CaptPete43
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here for lunch yesterday after reading great reviews about the place. My husband had bean burritos, I had chicken tacos, and our daughter had beef tacos. Overall everything was ok but nothing special. We have not found good Mexican food since moving to Massachusetts and had very high hopes for El Sarape.

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Thank Heather K
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Food was pretty flavorless, and I was disappointed that the waitress was pretty unhelpful or uninformative about the menu.

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Thank Mozinski
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

El Serape has has one of the best Mexican food menus on the South Shore of Boston. Excellent margaritas. It needs a serious makeover visually. From the outside you might pass it by. Don't do it it has a great dining experience, fro a food perspective.

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Thank Ken L
Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 781-843-8005

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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?