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El Sarape Mexican Restaurant

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) #63 of 218 Restaurants in Hickory $$ - $$$ Mexican
3180 South NC Hwy 127, Hickory, NC
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
Apr 3, 2017
“Not bad”
Apr 12, 2017
“Excellent food and great attention”
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
3180 South NC Hwy 127, Hickory, NC
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Food is served quickly and servers are fast an efficient. I love the stuffed avocado and their salsas. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Mexican food in a real Mexican environment. I celebrated my birthday there and they brought me a dessert and...More

Reviewed April 6, 2017

My wife and I ate there for a late lunch. I had the lunch fajitas and my wife had the taco salad. My dish was very good and it was a large portion and my wife really enjoyed the taco salad. Service was swift and...More

Thank bhigh
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place to eat for lunch food was good and hot. Did not take too long to get it. The staff was friendly and polite and clean. Moderately priced. I'm not an authority on Mexican food but I thought it was pretty good

Thank jaynik123
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We were just passing through on our way to Charlotte, but it's definitely worth the short drive! The parking lot was packed at 5:30 so we knew it would be good. We didn't have to wait to be seated, and our waitress was right there...More

Thank robertak233
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We love eating here!! The entire community eats here! Great food every single time, greatest staff and service. The quality & prices of the meals are more than reasonable with big servings. The restaurant inside and out are always spotless. There is also outdoor dining...More

1  Thank Sam P
Reviewed March 18, 2016

My husband and I always see lots of people here for dinner, but that time doesn't work with our schedule, so we decided to try it for lunch. The service was extremely slow and we never got drink refills. Our lunch took us over an...More

Thank Athena M
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Just arrived from Texas, we were looking for a Mexican restaurant to become our favorite place in NC, just like we had one there. We enjoyed the food, the friendly staff and the atmosphere. Margaritas were not as good as the ones back in our...More

Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Samuel and staff always give great service and prepare wonderful authentic dishes. The Margaritas are pretty good. Free chips and salsa..we always ask for the hotter one. It's a neighborhood spot we always run into a friend at El Sarape.

1  Thank Jill J
Reviewed August 13, 2015

El Sarape is probably the best Mexican American restaurant in the Hickory area. It is a little off the beaten path for the mainstream but is worth the drive. Usually not overcrowded but always busy. Samuel and his staff do a superb job with service,...More

1  Thank Duke S
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good all around Mexican food; restaurant seems clean; staff is nice and friendly. We love the chips and queso. I always order the seafood chimichangas, which are fried and contain crab and shrimp with rice and refried beans on the side and if I'm lucky...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3180 South NC Hwy 127, Hickory, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
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