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El Zarape

694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
+1 520-287-3920
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“tripe” (2 reviews)
“beef broth” (2 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
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694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We take most of our Nogales visiting international visitors to El Zarape for lunch for a true Mexican experience. The food is good, service is fast and parking is adequate.

Thank visitthemall
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great menu full of mexican favorites, generous portions, excellent service. Truly a local secret. The menudo is the best around, but a little stingy on the tripe.

Thank bajaarizonat
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

just driving by saw a lot of cars... big mistake, food just passable no chips to go with the below average salsa, no picodegallo and no guacamole ! meat in fajitas was bland but tender beans were good......no return visit to be sure. service very...More

Thank Bliss G
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

After a strong recommendation for this family run restaurant, I was a bit disappointed. My first dish of enchiladas was inedible, I couldn't cut through the enchilada! The replacement dish was sub-par. I've had better Mexican food in New Hampshire. Be forwarned, they have no...More

Thank NHGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Six of us had the pleasure of dining in this establishment. We opted for Italian cuisine and we were not disappointed in the food. It was delizioso. We are diffently coming back.

Thank christyaz1
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's hard to find that authentic Mexican zing in the US, somehow the ingredients just don't cut it, but at El Zarape you will feel that you are eating your "abuelita's" rice and beans. The lunch specials are an exceptional value and the prices are...More

Thank Stormaggedon
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The food was average for Mexican in a place so close to the border. The tortillas were great but the chili rellenos I had were too greasy and the refried beans very runny. We were disappointed because we had been given rave reviews about this...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We have wanted to go to this restaurant for some time, but parking can be a problem with a big pick -up. Had lunch there today and were disappointed. The food was fresh & well served, but the flavor was very average. I had the...More

Thank mkemmw
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I've been eating here for years. There are 3 generations in the kitchen. The Nana and Mother cook while the children serve. The menudo is very clean and delicious! All the food is made fresh, daily. Highly recommended

Thank Dholman65
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Outstanding, local restaurant for breakfast. Generous portions, reasonably priced, excellent service, and outstanding food. I have the Huevos ala Mexicana with homemade tortillas. Will return.

Thank Joseph S
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 20:00
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05:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621-2214
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Nogales
  • Phone Number: +1 520-287-3920
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