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El Zarape

#584 of 3,766 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
+1 619-692-1652
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a classic hole in the wall joint. If you base your dining decision on the cleanliness of the bathroom, don't even try it. If you are looking for a big menu of reasonably priced Mexican food, it might be worth a shot. Be aware, the burritos can be a little rough on the stomach.

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Weston, Florida
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The food was absolutely delicious. I highly highly recommend having the Molé (sorry if its spelled incorrectly). Our server Federico was awesome, superb customer service and spot on recommendations. It was comforting seeing the owner of the restaurant busting his butt in the kitchen, his hard work shows as the food was delicious. I highly recommend eating here when in... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Filthy and need cleaning place was full of flies cover missing on the salsa bar AC broken and floor and furniture are gross!

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. It's around the corner from my moms house and have been going here for years. The food is consistently good. The portion sizes have shrunk a little since I first starting coming here in 2005... Fish tacos are delicious. Although my favorite has to be the Aloha Burrito! Sweet and savory oh it's the best.

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Thank willielockhart619
Greeley, Colorado
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for local and different. El Zarape hit the mark. Unlike the chain burrito joints Qdoba or Chipotle the choices are immense. The facility is a little worn down but who cares? The food is great. It usually works that way. It is located in University Heights, a short drive from the airport or downtown. The prices are... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Food was really good. Street parking was tough guy eventually we found a spot. Restaurant is small inside so seating was limited. Burrito, and fish tacos were really tasty.

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Thank calb797
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Although small and usually jam packed, the burritos here are amazing! the california burrito has the best seasoned french fries I've ever had in a cali burrito (and trust me I've had plenty). You can't beat $1 fish tacos and their rolled tacos (potato, beef, or chicken) are all amazing. I usually order mine without the frills (no cheese or... More 

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Thank EatmoreTacos
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

I loved the calamari burrito. I will go back there in my next visit. Recommended by a Mexican friend! Must try if looking for real deal.

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Thank Sudhir_Traveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

They have very tasty burritos. I come to San Diego just to eat here. Decently priced, must park on road, didn't notice any other parking, but it's well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

It was excellent. Really really really really really really good for a breakfast burrito. I'll bet there other food is good too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-1652

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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?