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El Sarape

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1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
+1 610-239-9466
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I moved to Blue Bell in 2015 after living in Philadelphia for 16 years and this is still one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The food is always spot on, guacamole and chips are fantastic, mole sauce is delicious, and love my go to dish - tampequena! Great, cozy atmosphere as well. If you like Mexican food, this... More 

Thank Jeanean M
Philadelphia, PA
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This holiday season I took a colleague to El Sarape. We had a great experience and loved our meals. Be sure to try the enchiladas, guacamole, tacos, and margaritas:). Service and the ambience was wonderful. Sounds like they will be undergoing renovations and will re-open in the New Year.

Reno, Nevada
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Corn chowder was one of the best I have ever had and the fish tacos, which happened to be Taco Tuesday, are super fresh, tasty and hot temperature when they arrived on our table. The service was like going to a friends home in Mexico and being treated with warmth, care and joy.

Thank Robert S
Warren, New Jersey
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I gave a poor rating because I thought it was too expensive, average food, and it didn't provide chips and pico de gallo complimentary. I wouldn't recommend this place for the following reasons. 1. No chips and salsa provided - every Mexican place I ever visited gave chips before the meal (complimentary). 2. The did not give pico de gallo... More 

Thank K B
North Wales
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, but overspiced guac & all dishes were overpriced. Staff were not accomodating & we had to ask for things several times. Other Mexican rests in area are better quality, larger portions & less pricey

Thank oceanlady999
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The place is so upbeat with the bright colors on the walls, upscale Mexican restaurant. The place is not very big but I've always been able to get seated in a reasonable time. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is great, good drinks and amazing tequila selection. One of the places to go when your on the mood... More 

Thank John L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Hostess is extremely rude. I have heard this complaint from others in addition to my own experience. I frequented this restaurant with family and business clients. None of us will ever go back. Shame, the food and drinks were really good.

Thank Johnie_3
Philadelphia, PA
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251 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very good mexican food with pleasant, efficient service. Guacamole is freshly prepared to order and outstanding. Everything ordered was great.

Thank patraveller2007
Reno, Nevada
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A colleague brought me to have dinner to El Sarape with very high expectations and it was off the charts fresh, and the taste was fabulous. We ate outside and the evening was perfect. Marco was our main server and his contagious smile and right on recommendations made the dinner a WOW!!!!! Give yourself a TREAT and eat at El... More 

Thank Robert S
New Jersey
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110 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I loved their nacho chips, salsa and guacamole ... Followed by salmon Veracruz for my first lunch here. I look forward to try more. Not a huge place but that can be nice too!

Thank Daddio54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1380 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1255
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: +1 610-239-9466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?