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Elote Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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771 State Route 179, Arabella Hotel, Sedona, AZ 86336-6209
+1 928-203-0105
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried to dine at Elote. They don't take reservations and the line ups are horrendous. They would be better off allowing some reservations and not making their patrons wait for an unreasonable amount of time. To me, a two hour wait is unreasonable. Sorry, I don't care how good your food is.

Thank ElisaWever
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually was going to the Mexican restaurant and then decided to go in. What a great place. Love the food and the staff. It's a must stop to eAt. And guess what, you can actually afford it fir Sedona

Thank celta r
Bungay, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best Mexican style restaurant we've been to for a long time, if not, ever! No reservations, so expect to wait, but it's worth it, a bar to have a drink while you wait. Great food, great tequila choices.

Thank Bungaymike
Sedona, Arizona
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had leg of lamb. Also super fish tacos. It looked like a wait but they got us in quickly. But they do not take reservations. Nice little outside seating while waiting for a table

Thank Yazzi
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love to eat great food this is your place. I was here last year and couldn't wait to get back. Try the Elote appetizer. Corn grilled on the cob then cut off, buttered cheesed with Mexican cheeses and served with corn chips for dipping. I also Highly recommend the Sea Bass. Delicious just doesn't say enough about this... More 

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Manteca, California
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went upon being recommended by someone at the visitor center. She was certainly correct. My wife had the lamb and I had the smoked brisket enchiladas. Both were excellent as was the salsa. We struck up a conversation with the folks at the next table. They raved about the place. The husband has even bought the chef's cookbook and... More 

Thank stevej2001
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To get the detractors out of the way, this place doesn't accept reservations and the wait can easily be anywhere from one to two hours. There is a bar where you can get a tasty margarita and a sitting area outside where you can wait for your table. However, once you get to your table, be prepared for a truly... More 

Thank 723MarkB23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! No reservations accepted, so go early! A must, for those who love great food. Make sure you have the elote corn appetizer and the chocolate pie!!!!

Thank Debrayoloinpcola
Allen, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wowee!! Yummy dinner - got there at 4:30pm on a Saturday and waited in line for the restaurant to open along with a few 50 or so other patrons! Enjoyed their blood orange margarita, green chile tacos, elote dip, and brisket enchiladas! We're from Texas and this was such a nice twist on Mexican food! Maria was our waitress who... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, wait staff is fabulous including the bus boy. The wait time can nearly kill you......... be prepared. After checking in to put your name on the dining list you can join another line to order up cocktails; excellent margaritas, then hope you can find space outside to wait for your table. During the seek we experienced 30 minutes;... More 

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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, Latin, Spanish
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?