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El Zarape

#435 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank calb797
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank EatmoreTacos
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Sudhir_Traveller
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Christen C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Seanimal
Ventura, California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Exellent food & service. Wonderful eclectic ambiance enhences the experience - not hard to imagine you are in fine restaurant somewhere in Mexico. I am reviewing the El Zerape at 3201 Adams Ave in trendy Normal Heights. The system would not let me add it.

Thank Lindissima14
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I've never had a four star taco before. I was a skeptic. But after tasting the shrimp ( very generous - 4 or 5 per taco ) and the scallop ( 4 or 5 per taco ) and the lobster ( 4 or 5 generous fresh pieces ) I'm a believer The key is fresh ingredients and five star service.... More 

Thank worldtraveler224466
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My wife loved the food here. The restrooms are very clean. The service was moderate. I didn't enjoy my meal as much as my wife enjoyed hers but they were both very well prepared and it was easy to see that a lot of love went into it. Overall, I'd recommend trying this restaurant.

Thank Tony W
Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We travelled to this place because it was recommended as one of the places in San Diego for Mexican food. We all were really disappointed. Fish tacos were dry, guacamole tested like it was made from the powder and tortilla chips were oily. I would not recommend this place to anybody who likes Mexican food.

Thank Albina S
Atlanta, Georgia
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123 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A trip to San Diego is not complete without a visit to this neighborhood staple. The burritos are without match. Fresh, served quickly. No frills. Seafood burritos are the best here. Lots of fresh salsas. The perfect neighborhood burrito shop!

Thank PHXJeremy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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: 619-692-1652

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