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El Sarape

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1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
610-239-9466
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and staff were attentive and knowledgeable. I have been in Mexico many times and the food was even better then over there. Small place but cozy. Definitely go back on my next visit> Excellent job Sarape!!!!!

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Thank lmarin66
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Hopes run high when you see the menu and the ambiance but almost every menu item was a let down. For $20ish dollars an entree you are hoping for at least pretty good but the food and service was mediocre at best.

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Thank Katherine D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is slated as a authentic mexican restaurant. The food is ok not that exceptional. The drinks are good but are expensive. The cost for the food being served is a little too expensive than other Mexican restaurants which serve the same type of food.

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Thank Mitul29
Huntley, Illinois
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Have visited this place since it opened in early 2000's but moved to Chicago in 2006. Got back to PA for a wedding and our friends organized a dinner of 16 knowing we LOVE this place. Luis did not let us down, food and service was great! So happy this is still going and hope to go back again when... More 

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Thank Kathy M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Mediocre place. Not a great value for the price. Friendly staff but food is not great. Vegetarian selection is very limited. They charged me even for the extra hot sauce that i ordered.

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Thank RajHaribhakti
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Despite the construction seemingly on all sides of this small but wonderful restaurant, we went in for a return visit. Eating on the front porch on a gorgeous Friday evening, we ignored the traffic and settled in. The staff is super courteous and anxious to please. We started with Margaritas - generous in size, appropriately strong, and wonderful. Next we... More 

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Thank Food_Snob_PA
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Used a Groupon tonite at the small upscale Mexican restaurant. Margaritas were very good. The menu is not extensive and the portion sizes are perfect. Had the enchiladas with chicken and black bean soup/ very tasty. Flan for desert was excellent and garnished well.

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Thank John B
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is really good upscale Mexican for a decent price. I had the shrimp fajitas with cheese quesadilla, rice, black beans and guac. There was a good amount of food, some came home with me and was just as good reheated the next day. They need to put more lighting in though as we and many guests around us were... More 

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Thank 112gayle13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff but we will not go back. Stopped in for happy hour. The drinks were good but the happy hour food portions were ridiculous for the price. We ordered the special meatballs and for $5.00 we got five tiny (and I mean tiny) pieces. The taste was that of a frozen meatball. The happy hour casadias,... More 

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Thank rusty1970
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great food - really cute restaurant inside. It's authentic Mexican, not tacos here. Marqueritas are terrific

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: 610-239-9466

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