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) #1 of 15 Restaurants in Tubac $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-9421
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“moles” (140 reviews)
“mole negro” (21 reviews)
“flank steak” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We go to Elvira's about every two months or so, as it is relatively local and we have never been disappointed. Last evening I took my husband there for his birthday dinner, and we had an excellent dinner. The margaritas are terrific, the molcajetes are...More

Thank SBF3900
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A girlfriend and I had lunch at Elvira's. The restaurant has interesting decor, but the food and service weren't anything to brag about. This is another place I'll avoid in the future. Would rather eat at McDonalds!

Thank Charley H
Reviewed 27 June 2017

There is nothing better than stopping at Elvira's on a busy weekend night. Great atmosphere, very good food, different southwest cuisine, pricey. Diffidently worth a stop.

Thank bajaarizonat
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We spent a weekend in Tucson to explore southern Arizona and take a break from our busy lives in Phoenix. One of the places we wanted to see was Tubac and my husband wanted to stop at Elvira's because he had heard good things about...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A must see restaurant in Tubac! Like eating great food in an art gallery of cool blown glass . We loved Elvira's so much we went there3 times in 2 days and recommended it to friends as well . Well appointed menu and great service.

Thank RoxyRedwing
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I heard rave reviews about their mole, so I tried it. Not a fan. Atmosphere is romantic and quaint, but I felt it was overpriced for portions.

Thank ddbrown2075
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Every Spring since 2010, I visit a friend in Tucson and we make the trek to Tubac so our mouths can explode with flavor enjoying Elvira's Rib Eye Tamarindo -- the Tubac version to be perfectly clear! We were thrilled to hear that they opened...More

1  Thank Gorillazoo
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Elviras specialty is their mole sauce. If you like a variety of this sauce,you will enjoy this restaurant. Their enchiladas with green chili sauce was tasty. Don't expect to find a basic taco there. Prices are moderate. Good atmosphere.

Thank joyannsmit
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Decided to have lunch the day before Mother's Day at this lovely restaurant in Tubac, AZ The menu was extensive and many selections of Mole that were delicious. I ended up buying an extra pint of mole to bring home - so good. Will definitely...More

Thank sueadams2
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We are in our 70s now and were used to the quality and service at Elviras Restaurant in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. We loved the food, the ambiance, the service. How disappointed were we to have plates of a grilled shrimp lunch for $28 each with...More

Thank TucsonBob
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-9421
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