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“Delicious but not worth a very long wait”
Review of Elote Cafe

Elote Cafe
Ranked #5 of 195 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Bend, Oregon
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427 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Delicious but not worth a very long wait”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I ate here on Halloween night. Got there about 5:30. We were told the wait would be about 45 minutes but it was only about 30 minutes! It was not as crowded "as usual" we were told because it was Halloween... people staying home to feed the kids, we guess.

That said, the food was delicious but not so delicious that a wait of over an hour would be worth it. There are not very many entrees to choose from and the highly-recommended shrimp dish was not available. We had the Carne Asada -- wonderful, and the Goat Cheese Enchilada, spicier that I wanted. The waiter did warn me it was "a bit" spicy... more than a bit. Service was great - fast but not rushed.

Visited October 2013
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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“wonderful south west cuisine”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our friends recommended Elote and we were not disappointed. The lamb shanks were delicious. The service was excellent. Do not be put off by reservation policy, Elote is worth the wait.

  • Visited November 2013
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Virgin Prickly Pear Margarita”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Traveled with hubby and children. Everyone loved what they ordered. Authentic, and yummy! I wonder if they have anything that's not good on the menu. And such professional staff. Living in a tourist town ourselves, we can be quite spoiled with highly competitive restaurants. Elote did not disappoint. If you go give the staff extra smiles or tips as they seem to put up with allot especially due to their wait times. If you want in for some authentic chef owned restaurant food, go early-like five!

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane
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“A must visit for dinner”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Food was great, waiter was great, and the signature Ellte dish a must have. This place was highly recommended by the plave we stayed and was truely a great dinning experience. Will eat there again when next in town.

  • Visited October 2013
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nj
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“Everyone should try Elote...and make sure you get the Elote!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Great food, great service, great waiter....the best Elote! This was our first time in Sedona and we only had one night so I checked out the reviews on Tripadvisor and Elote it was. We were NOT disappointed. We got there around 7:40 on a Tuesday. We put our name in with the hostess and were told it would be about 45 minutes. We grabbed a cocktail and a bowl of popcorn (complimentary) and headed to the heated patio. Once seated, our waiter was not only pleasant but informative! We asked for his recommendations and we were NOT disappointed. You MUST have the Elote appetizer...I have had versions of this in NYC and nothing compares to what we were served in Sedona. It is large enough to share...but I could have easily eaten the entire thing myself. My husband had the pork cheeks (waiter recommended) and licked his plate clean! I had the fish special and it too was divine! We saved room for dessert and were glad we did because they had pumpkin flan on the menu. The toasted pumpkin seeds and strawberry compote were out of this world. If you live in Sedona or are visiting (even for one night) you MUST try Elote!

  • Visited October 2013
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