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El Zarape

4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
+1 619-692-1652
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (29 reviews)
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Every neighborhood should have a taco shop. It’s very important for city planners to include a local taco shop within a reasonable walking distance (like the elementary schools) so anyone can get a quick taco. At El Zarape the menu is extensive, but it’s basically...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank groupwww
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I loved that I heard lots of Spanish while eating here. The small interior was quaint. I liked my meal (#5) and the menu seemed to go on forever!!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sarahnutmeg
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

They have good fish tacos. I like that they have a variety of seafood on the menu from shrimp, scallops, lobster and fish. It was very authentic Mexican food. Good prices too. We had a variety of bowls, burritos and tacos and everyone liked their...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kim E
Reviewed December 13, 2017

I travelled through southern California on vacation, and turned the trip into a tour of fish tacos. When I heard about $1 fish tacos at El Zarape, my dinner decision was made. The place is truly a hole in the wall. We arrived past dinner...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank callmekatie
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The lobster burrito was very good and cost $10. It is not the largest but it is lobster. The fish tacos also good & at $1 they are hard to beat. The shrimp tacos are $4 but are worth the money in flavor as well...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Linehand11
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Recipes just like mom makes back home in Ensenada! I felt at home with the decorations of Virgen Maria de Guadalupe and the cozy candle lit atmosphere. The escabeche was on point!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank OVilla10
Reviewed July 27, 2017

PROs They have a very extensive menu including lobster tacos. Price is reasonable for the amount of food. The food is really good Cons Parking may be tough (metered) Limited outdoor seating (only 2 small tables) Inside decor is not nice at all...flies buzzing around,...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank david a
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Enjoyed the 99 cent fish tacos, as well as a house burrito, quesadilla, and calamari burrito. As we were take out, got some of each of the three salsas to go. None were really "knock your socks off" hot, though two of the three had...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank CeeCeeVee
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Hole in the wall Mexican cuisine with limited seating and no marargitas (do have beer). Service good. Food a bit bland without added sauce. Interesting local area. Try out the coffee house down the street after dining.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank trvlx
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

My family and I had an ok meal at El Zarape. I had a chicken Fajita plate and the chicken was dry . My husband had a calamari burrito which he enjoyed . Other family members gave it an ok review . Not great ....More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank simcher123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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 92116-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-1652
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