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Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

We are visiting family in NC and my a Uncle took us out here for dinner. The restaurant was clean, table service prompt, homemade guacamole at your table was awesome. All 5 meals we raved about. I will harp on mine....shrimp & onions in a...light garlic sauce, served with rice, guacamole on shredded lettuce and flour tortillias. The portion was enough for 2 to share, as were the burritos, steak fajitas, chicken casadillia, and taco salad. Prices were great for the portions. Which were delicious as they were a lot of food. Our next visit with family here in NC, we will be back!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

Wonderful experience with both the taste of food, and with the service! Always take the time to help me to my car when I order takeout for our large family.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

We shopped all morning and need some lunch.we got the beef and chicken tacos. The chips and salsa were great.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Amazing service for our large take out order! Everything was correct and timely! Delicious seafood options!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We like coming here the food is great and easy on the pockets. I like the beef fajita and the wife likes the tacos. A great place to relax after walking the beach or the pier.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We stopped here for an early dinner. I ordered a "jumbo" margarita, on special for about $10. It was served in a massive goblet, but the actual drink wasn't much bigger than an average margarita anywhere else. It was weak in terms of flavor and...in terms of alcohol. Combination plate was average. I didn't care for their bland ranchero sauce and the quesadilla was very small. Very average.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Went Tues night and sat and sat and sat. No waitresses would even look our way. The restaurant was not overly crowded so I have not a clue what the problem was. If they don’t need my money fine with me, went to Plaza Mexico...down the street and had a super meal.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 15, 2018

If you are in the mood for Mexican, Tacobell just ain't cutting it, and you are looking for a good Mexican restaurant at a reasonable price, check out El Zarape, you will not be disappointed. My family has eaten at El Zarape on several different...occasions over the past few years. We have sampled both the lunch, and dinner menu, and we have visited both during tourist season and during the offseason. We have never had a bad meal at El Zarape and we have never had anything but the very best of fast, courteous, and very polite service. El Zarape offers a broad selection on its menu but the high point for me is the fresh tortilla chips, the house made guacamole, and the steak fajitas! I have visited Mexico several times and I have eaten true Mexican food. I mention this, not simply to brag, but rather because when I refer others to this restaurant, I like to tell them that El Zarape is a lot like a day trip to Tajuana, it's not exactly a true taste of Mexico, but it is a lot of fun, you get a lot for your money, and it's a heck of a lot more authentic than a trip to your local Tacobell. Go there, try the food, you will like this restaurant. Semper Fi - GunnyS.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Good food, good salsa and chips. Temperatures of food could have been a little better. Service was good for a party of 8.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Great for reasonably priced and fresh Mexican food. Good service and not too busy. Nice done home sort of place to chill out.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Yes, El Zarape offers takeout services.

Yes, El Zarape offers delivery services.

El Zarape is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5