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El Sarape

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
+1 360-956-9488
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good, food taste was not so good. We waited about 20 minutes for a table thinking it was going to be a great experience but we were disappointed after we left. Menu did not have many choices. Overall not a great experience. Very pricey for the quality and quantity of food you get.

Thank jackiemi2017
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I found the food good and nicely prepared. The prices were reasonable for Washington state. Was disappointed that they had changed from Coke products to Pepsi. Rum and Pepsi is just not the same Rum and Coke. Couldn't finish the drink.

Thank kmvw2017
The NW
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We used to come here all the time and the food was fresh and so good. One of the highlights was their salsa. But one taste of the salsa they gave us with chips last night and we both knew that something was different. Both my husband and I gave each other Spocks 'Fascinating' look. It has lost it's zip,... More 

Thank TheNWTammy
Tumwater, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

El Sarape serves what I consider good Mexican fare -- you can find better if you look, but it's consistently and reliably good, and the service is ridiculously fast (better than almost anywhere I've ever dined) and the prices are great for the budget-conscious.

Thank BlameRico
Chewelah, Washington, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We took the family for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal the service was great and the price was reasonable I thought the senior chile relano was excellent and very affordable

Thank JohnandPat991
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Though it was 10:00pm the service and food was fantastic. Honey n I both had coffee it was old n burnt we asked politely for fresh coffee the waiter obliged with a smile. Yes we will return. Loved the whole experience. The Harps

Thank Caroline G
Bozeman, Montana
Level Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excellent service! I ordered a combo plate... Cheese enchilada and a taco with rice and beans. Never knew Mexican food could be so bland. My search for great Mexican food in Olympia continues!

Thank Rose B
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

what they lack in food they make up for in service.....WOW. We were so happy to have Juan wait on us this week. He went out of his way to make it nice for a very small order. Brought everything and suggested extras....plates, more salsa. Unfortunately, the front lobby was a mess....dying plant....not the clean you want in a restaurant....says... More 

Thank joni h
Level Contributor
74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The food was good, service excellent. The restaurant was a bit run-down, so that could be better. However, the staff was so friendly and helpful, I would recommend.

Thank Rupert11
Level Contributor
69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

food here was decent but not great. service was very good .I did think the food was ok but next time ill try something else

Thank leo b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-956-9488

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