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“Fabulous for the taste buds” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elote Cafe

Elote Cafe
Ranked #6 of 190 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
“Fabulous for the taste buds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Elote dip is the best! Get there early or late. You'll have to wait, otherwise. A must place for wonderful southwest cuisine.

Visited April 2014
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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
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“Take Out was Awesome, too!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

After reading all the reviews, I was determined to try it. Got there at 5pm, the line was so long (I missed that part of the review...). In order not to miss the sunset, we ordered to go (about 20 minutes wait). While waiting, we tried the Cucumber~Lime Margaritas, very addictive and refreshing!
We enjoyed the following yummy food right on the hotel balcony. It was quite perfect!

Elote (BEST THING!!) - Fire roasted corn with spicy mayo, lime and cotija cheese 7.50
Guacamole was great!
Smoked Chicken Enchiladas (SO GOOD!!!) - All natural house-smoked Chicken with salsa verde and chipotle crema 19.00

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, Ontario
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth the wait.........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food and service here are top notch. We arrived an hour before opening and were the only ones in line. Within 10 minutes the line was growing longer by the minute. Arrive early!
This allowed us to avoid the crunch of people who were waiting for tables as the lineup could have filled the restaurant twice!
We tried the corn dip appetizer and it was delicious. We shared the lamb and were glad we did. It was the best I've ever tasted and very large portion.
I've already recommended it to a friend who is going to Sedona. You won't be disappointed

Visited March 2014
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Las Vegas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What can I say?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been said in 1600+ reviews? The food was amazing. Don't miss the signature Elote appetizer. Part of the amazing experience was the wait and talking to so many interesting people. The white sangria helped too.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for a special occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

While visiting Sedona for two weeks, we ate at Elote for a belated anniversary dinner out. We wanted to go someplace special, and this is about as special as it gets. They do not take reservations, so get there early or be prepared to wait. We arrived at 4:35PM for their 5PM opening. There was already a line all the way down the ramp from the second floor entrance to the parking lot.

The chef here has found the secret to success, because whenever we visit Sedona, this place is always busy. Even when we were finished eating, there were lots of people waiting to be seated.

The emphasis of creative Mexican cuisine with fresh local ingredients, when possible, results in dishes you will not find elsewhere. I had Pollo en Mole Poblano - House smoked chicken in a puebla style mole, and my wife had Vegetable Relleno - Vegetable picadillo and nut stuffed poblano chile with oaxaca cheese, salsa verde, crema and pumpkinseed crusted goat cheese balls. Both were unique and delicious.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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