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El Zarape

4197 Ball Rd, Cypress, CA 90630-3465
+1 714-952-0562
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chili relleno” (4 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
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4197 Ball Rd, Cypress, CA 90630-3465
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here several times as I live close by and they never disappoint, except in wait times! I love this family friendly, authentic Mexican restaurant. Whenever I have visitors from out of town, we walk over for an amazing feast. Service is always great,...More

1  Thank Jessie R
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Everything is authentic and delicious at this wonderful family owned restaurant :) We've been going there for years! Fresh ingredients and tasty dishes! I love their tacos, beans and rice.. the albondigas soup.. my husband loves their "Big Sal Burrito" that is so huge, he...More

Thank catherinej208
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This place is small, so expect a wait. Service was very friendly and quick. The salsa is a bit spicy, but delicious. Everything we ordered (tacos, quesadilla, and enchiladas) was really good.

Thank kurin
Reviewed September 23, 2017

El Zarape restaurant has been serving dinner for years, but just recently I stopped by for breakfast. I have been back almost every weekend since. They only serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and the restaurant is small so get there early (open at 9...More

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Type Mexican food into Trip Advisor in California and you come up with a zillion responses and very few have more than four reviews, many of which are old. But I came upon one that had 50 with a string of past and recent overall...More

Thank xwtmc
Reviewed September 4, 2017

It had been two years since we moved away and was anxious for some really authentic Mexican food and they did not disappoint! We split an order of chicken fajitas - yes it was plenty for two people. Lots of chicken, peppers and onions. Also...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this place for sure. Real authentic Mexican food & the good service makes it that much better!

Thank elizabethvalle
Reviewed July 24, 2017

The best indicator of a good ethnic restaurant is walking in and seeing natives there - The Margaritas were DELICIOUS - great chips and guacamole - I had enchiladas which reminded me of the ones a friends grandmother used to make when we were kids...More

Thank SFOglobetrotter
Reviewed May 23, 2017

El Zarape is a family owned Mexican restaurant that is full of charm and great dishes. While it is small and you are packed in pretty well, it is because the food and friendly atmosphere makes it a favorite of the locals. The decor is...More

Thank iloveskauai
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Purely incredible food. This is what u call quality food! The food taste as if some secret family recipe was being shared. And, the prices are do incredibly reasonable. The restaurant has great service. The place was immaculate.

Thank Glenn G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4197 Ball Rd, Cypress, CA 90630-3465
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 714-952-0562
El Zarape is a family operated authentic Mexican restaurant serving Cypress and its surrounding areas since 1990. For the past 23 years, we have been dedicated to serving our guests with the freshest and finest Mexican cuisine. Our “home-style” reputation roots from our friendly service, relaxed ambience, and made-from-scratch creations. So bring your family and friends and come grab one of our popular Zarape Grand Margaritas alongside our exquisite dishes. Mi casa es su casa. Buenprovecho!- The Martin Family
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