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El Sarape

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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
+1 781-843-8005
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Ketchikan, Alaska
2 reviews
Reviewed March 5, 2017

bland food, small helpings, way overpriced, cramped table space. the main dishes came with plain rice and a dollop of black beans, nothing special at all.

Thank joeltomolokai
Braintree, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great atmosphere, Waitress was a family member of the owner and super friendly. Food was great. I ordered the Pollo en Mole Poblano Chicken topped with our delicious homemade poblano sauce (mildly spicy). My daughter ordered the Gallo's Special Three shrimp tacos topped with pico de gallo (mildly spicy), shredded cabbage, avocado and your choice of tortilla.

Thank Maryama019
Braintree, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 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.

Thank NickyPastry
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

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.

Thank Wxe22
Bedford, New Hampshire
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107 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

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 

Thank Daniel B
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Nancy A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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222 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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.

Thank Felipe_US
Cohasset, MA, USA
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank CaptPete43
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Heather K
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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

Thank Mozinski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: +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?