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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-9421
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This is not your standard Taqueria. The dishes are imaginative and cane relatively healthy. I did not have a reservation and sat in the bar for lunch on a weekday. This was perfectly fine.

Thank Noah_Webster
Tucson, Arizona
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Had lunch during the Tubac Art Festival. Very busy, but good service. I had the Chili Rellenos, just perfect,not too spicie with rice and beans, friend had the Green Chicken Enchalidas. And of course the perfect Maragarita. All a little expensive. But worth it.

Thank Gummie224
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We took a ride from Tucson to Tubac to see the wonderful car show. We stopped at Elvira's for lunch. The restaurant has magnificent pieces of glass drops as decor. Clearly worth seeing- pun intended. The food was not very tasty or innovative. The only vegan food item was a salad served with wilted lettuce, a few tomatoes, cranberries and... More 

Thank Joycikins18
Wailea, Hawaii
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Lunch after shopping. Great margaritas. The tongue in mole sauce was divine. The corn and black bean stuffed poblano was also wonderful. Very complex sauces that perfectly complemented food. Service attentive.

Thank Emeraldbay526
Green Valley, Arizona
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

As you enter the interior of this restaurant it becomes immediately apparent that this is going to be a memorable dining experience. The decor is like one you have never seen before! The menu is extensive with some new and different items. The wine list is fairly good and reasonably priced. The quality of the food is outstanding. Don't miss... More 

Thank Gymshoefly
Washington, Virginia
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Elvira's was recommended by a family member and we ate there while in Tubac. The restaurant is very nice and the food was very good. I rated it a tad on the positive side, actually i would probably give it a 3.5, but it is very nice. The ambiance is also very unique. Give it a go, it's a keeper.

Thank GreyGhost007
Park City, Utah
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

My husband had one of the specials - a complex mixture of pine nuts, apple, pears, and chicken were the stuffing for poblanos, a mild pepper; our friend reported that the white sauce mole was excellent, while I enjoyed a delicious flank steak on a bed of spinach. Decor is interesting with light reflecting from a ceiling of elongated glass... More 

Thank Jayne C
Payson, Arizona
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

On the recommendation of a friend who always makes great restaurant choices, my husband and I went to Elvira's for lunch. We arrived at 1:30 PM on a Saturday afternoon. I gave my name to the hostess who said that the wait for a table would be about 20 minutes. My husband and I waited in the bar-lounge adjacent to... More 

Thank SophieBlue09
Bozeman, Montana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The most delicious food and environment. the place is dangling with ornaments from the ceiling and trees-it was romantic but fun.The tables gave enough room and interest so that you did not feel like you were in a perkins. AND the FOOD was amazing. we all ate different dishes and loved sharing them. I am dreaming of Elvira's Definitely worth... More 

Thank Virginia A
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Our server was Angela, and she is a gem. I always ask for her table. The food is pretty consistent, always good. There were four of us there for lunch. Everyone was pleased with their food.

Thank Barbara-AnnW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?