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Elvira's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

Hola tequila shot! (Elviras tradition 0.50) 1 per/person
APPETIZERS‎
Guacamole
Avocado, mixed w/ tomatoes, onion, cilantro & spices
Taquitos De Papa
Fried potato & cheese tacos, great! !
Mushrooms Ajillo
Fresh mushrooms made w/ olive oil chile de arbol butter, garlic & guajillo chile, delicious..!! !
Queso Fundido Natural
Melted cheese & comes w/ tortillas & salsa
Queso Fundido Con Chorizo or Salsa Verde
Melted cheese w/ chorizo, tortillas & salsa
Chiles Toreados
Guero chiles fried w/ lemon & soy sauce
Quesadillas
Flour tortillas melted w/ cheese to perfection
MEXICAN ENTREES‎
Chiles Rellenos
Our famous filled chiles w/ our Mexican sauce & a side of rice & beans
Chiles Rellenos en Chipotle
In chipotle sauce delicious
Chile Poblano "Frida Kalho"
Stuffed w/ squash blossom roasted corn, queso chihuahua, covered w/ a bean chipotle sauce from the New Mexican cuisine
Green Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas topped w/ green salsa cream & regional cheese w/ rice & beans
Quesadillas Poblanas
Turnovers fill w/ nopalitos, poblanos chiles, jalapenos roasted corn & chihuahua cheese & covered w/ green salsa
SALADS‎
Green Salad
Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion & bell peppers
Grilled Chicken Salads
MOLES‎
Mole Atocpan
This mole commemorates the 75th anniversary of the town where mole was created & they did amazing work mixing raisin, chile ancho, chile pasilla cocoa, cilantro cinnamon & more ingredients it's delicious
Mole Negro
This is considered the "King of moles" because it carries the most ingredients 34 like chile pasilla, banana, chile cascabel, almonds, chile chipotle, very amazing taste
Chicken in Mole Dulce
This‎ unique mixture combines chile ancho, chile morita, & the main ingredients it’s the chocolate which gives this mole & unique & delicious taste...amazing
Hazelnut Mole
The most gourmet of all...hazelnut, almonds, walnuts, chile ancho, chile pasilla raisin chocolate, to a few ingredients
Chicken Mole Poblano
The traditional "poblano mole" a mixture of a peanuts, chocolate, chiles secos very good!! !
MOLCAJETES‎
All our molcajetes come w/ side of guacamole beans & corn tortillas
Tongue in Salsa Verde
Delicious tongue put on a volcano rock dish topped w/ our delicious green salsa, strips of cheese & cilantro amazing..!
Flank Steak Molcajete in Salsa Verde
Tender & juicy w/ grilled nopal onion, & chile jalapeno
Shrimp Molcajete Chipotle
Shrimp in a lava boiling bowl w/ guajillo chile, chile chipotle & chile morita w/ strips of cheese & cilantro
SIDES‎
Rice
Beans
Salsa
Chips
Tortillas
Guacamole
Sour Cream
MEATS‎
Filet "Sosa style"
Filet grilled covered w/ green salsa au gratin rice & beans
Tongue in Mole Poblano
Delicious tongue covered in mole w/ rice & beans
Rib-Eye Azteca
Grilled to perfection w/ grilled onions & jalapenos w/ a corn quesadilla
Filet San Mateo
A delicious grilled mignon on a spicy delicious sauce made of 5 chilies guajillo, morita, ancho, arbol & mulato! With a touch of honey on a nopal leaf
Rib Eye Tamarindo
Rib-eye grilled & covered w/ a delicious tamarind chipotle sauce...it’s delicious w/ a new taste comes w/ rice & vegetables
Filete Charro
Filet mignon covered w/ chipotle sauce in fine herbs topped w/ melted cheese on a bed of grilled nopal
SEAFOOD‎
Grilled Shrimp or Garlic
Delicious grilled & comes w/ salad, rice & beans
Spicy Garlic Rosemary Shrimp
Made w/ olive oil garlic chili pepper flakes, rosemary & comes w/ rice & vegetable delicious..! !
Cabrilla in Salsa Verde
Our delicious fresh cabrilla & topped w/ our delicious salsa verde, rice & beans
Grilled Flounder Mango Caribe Style
Flounder grilled to perfection on a bed of fresh mango "salsa fresca", made w/ cilantro, tomatoes, red onions, & limes, fresh & delicious
Shrimp Cuevas De Xalapa
A new mix of fresh xalapeno & guero chiles mixed w/ garlic & shallots w/ a little kick
Sosa Style "Shrimps"
Delicious grilled shrimp & topped w/ green salsa au gratin, rice & beans
Shrimp Chipotle
Delicious shrimp & topped w/ a spicy delicious chipotle sauce, au gratin, rice & beans
Shrimp "Tamarind" Style
Shrimp‎ in a tamarind-chipotle sauce on a grilled pineapple flamed w/ tequila, w/ rice an vegetables
Shrimp "Vallarta"
A very tasty new dish made w/ serrano chile, garlic, lemon olive oil!!! simply delicious!!! w/ rice & red potatoes
Shrimp "Guajillo Style"
Scampi w/ a twist!...made w/ guajillo & poblano chicles, garlic, & olive oil, excellent on a bed of rice & veggies!
DESSERTS‎
Cheesecake
Chocolate Cake
Caribbean treat
Flamed bananas w/ Captain Morgan rum butter brown sugar, cinnamon over vanilla ice cream & walnuts.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dined at Elvira’s while visiting Tubac. It was highly recommended by the locals and we agree. The ambiance is unique and fits the locale. Service was a little slow but it was busy and we were in no hurry. We all tried the moles. Very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GolfGuy26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you walk into Elvira's...the art, blown glass and lighting will set off all your senses! Stendhal's syndrome at it's best! Then there's the gourmet cuisine and drinks. Almost as stimulating as the ambience... and scrumptious to the last bite and sip!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was mesmerized by the decor of this place. It is so much fun to sit and look up or out and be dazzled. The food and drinks very good and so was the service. Would return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a good dinner but it took 45 mins but to their credit the kept giving us chips and guacamole , The drinks were good the decor was brilliant music was nice but the food was not worth the wait I don't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ray G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

When you first walk in you will see that Elvira's is incredibly gorgeous. The decor is southwest and more. But the decor does not overshadow the food which is also amazing. Everything about Elvira's is worth the trip.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Elvira's Restaurant is authentic. It opened in Nogales, Senora in the 1920's and was the go-to place for the Hollywood crowd. After the recession, coupled with travel restrictions after 9/11, tourist travel to Nogales slowed to a trickle and they eventually closed. Like Mohamed's Mountain,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kumtux
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This restaurant is decorated with a variety of glass hangings and has a fun atmosphere. The menu was creative and varied and the food was quite good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mayatravels
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Menu featured southwest offerings that were very good. The meal would have been more enjoyable had there been enough servers to handle our group. A very busy place with interesting decor.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Albert C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have eaten here for dinner a few times and their specialty are mole. I stayed with just burrito and enchalata. The service is good , drinks are very good and nothing negative at all

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tools4u
Reviewed November 5, 2018

My wife and I tried this restaurant on our trip to the Tubac Arts festival. It has a pleasant interior and polite service. We were happy to see that there were more than the usual Sonoran entrees. We enjoyed the chocolaty mole served with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chochunter
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