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Elote Cafe

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771 State Route 179, Arabella Hotel, Sedona, AZ 86336-6209
+1 928-203-0105
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, the good. The corn appetizer lived up to its billing. Very good. Now the poor. The Smoked Brisket Enchiladas were just plain bad. The meat was tough and tough to find. Way too much breading, not much meat. Just plain bad. I was hoping for more. Did I mention they were tough? The margarita's were tasteless. I had two... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 7:30pm and were seated by 8:30pm, which is what we were quoted. Cucumber lime margaritas and popcorn helped pass the time, and the cornhole and blankets near the heaters kept us warm. Don't pass up the Elote corn. We also split the brisket enchiladas and empanadas and were blown away by the complex flavors. After a week... More 

Thank Kate M
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been forewarned that Elote Café does not take reservations and that people start lining up as early as 4 PM for the 5 o'clock first seating. We wanted to go there anyway and were very pleasantly surprised to discover that even the wait is a positive experience. Once you reach the front of the line, you are given... More 

Thank Marilyn J
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get there early at 4:30PM to line up so you can be assured of getting a seat at the 1st seating at 5PM. There are no reservations taken, first come, first served. Elote is only open for Dinner 5PM-9PM, Tuesday-Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Located next to the Arabella Hotel; Elote operates independently. I recommend the basic house margarita,... More 

Thank Bruce M
Regina, Canada
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Margaritas, empanadas and carne asada were delicious. This was our second trip to Elotes and both times it was terrific. Our waiter was attentive, professional and gave us good recommendations. The pastel de elote for dessert was incredible.

Thank Raydayle
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing atmosphere and food. No reservations so you have to wait it out. But they have a bar line that will pour you a fantastic shot of tequila while you wait. Once inside, it goes quickly. The menu is excellent - not too much. The house speciality, a corn dish, is amazing. The corn chips are divine. Each dish we... More 

Thank littleguyprod
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the elote corn, lamb shank and chicken enchilada. Food was okay - a bit overrated and overpriced. The drinks were great. The service and bartender were also great. I don't think I'll visit again. But judging by the amount of time people are willing to wait and then wait again in the drink line (such a inefficient process),... More 

Thank rabtyoung
Boca Raton, Florida
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Elote is a great restaurant. I highly recommend eating here if you are in Sedona. Get the Elote. Do not think twice about it.

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Glendale, Arizona
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To sum this up on our visit at Elote last Friday, phenominal food! Our taste buds can't thank the chef enough for serving us and sharing his culinary skills on the dishes he has on the menu! A must go to anytime you are in Sedona for dinner.

Thank Mike M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a treat. Wonderful sauces with great flavor but not too spicy. Everything is great. Jeff's margarita is to die for. Elote appetizer is terrific. Entrees rock. Sea bass, lamb, pork cheeks etc. Worth the wait.

Thank Michael Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 State Route 179, Arabella Hotel, Sedona, AZ 86336-6209
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-203-0105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?