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El Zarape

4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
+1 619-692-1652
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (27 reviews)
“fish tacos” (18 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the 99 cent fish tacos, as well as a house burrito, quesadilla, and calamari burrito. As we were take out, got some of each of the three salsas to go. None were really "knock your socks off" hot, though two of the three had...More

Thank CeeCeeVee
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Hole in the wall Mexican cuisine with limited seating and no marargitas (do have beer). Service good. Food a bit bland without added sauce. Interesting local area. Try out the coffee house down the street after dining.

Thank trvlx
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I had an ok meal at El Zarape. I had a chicken Fajita plate and the chicken was dry . My husband had a calamari burrito which he enjoyed . Other family members gave it an ok review . Not great ....More

Thank simcher123
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Only about 5 minutes from Noble Park, you need to search this out if you're hungry for good San Diego Mexican food. Not a lot of seating maybe 20 people however nobody hangs out here like Starbucks they usually eat and leave. More choices than...More

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic hole in the wall joint. If you base your dining decision on the cleanliness of the bathroom, don't even try it. If you are looking for a big menu of reasonably priced Mexican food, it might be worth a shot....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food was absolutely delicious. I highly highly recommend having the Molé (sorry if its spelled incorrectly). Our server Federico was awesome, superb customer service and spot on recommendations. It was comforting seeing the owner of the restaurant busting his butt in the kitchen, his...More

Thank Nole627
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Filthy and need cleaning place was full of flies cover missing on the salsa bar AC broken and floor and furniture are gross!

1  Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. It's around the corner from my moms house and have been going here for years. The food is consistently good. The portion sizes have shrunk a little since I first starting coming here in 2005... Fish tacos are delicious. Although my favorite...More

Thank willielockhart619
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for local and different. El Zarape hit the mark. Unlike the chain burrito joints Qdoba or Chipotle the choices are immense. The facility is a little worn down but who cares? The food is great. It usually works that way. It is...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Food was really good. Street parking was tough guy eventually we found a spot. Restaurant is small inside so seating was limited. Burrito, and fish tacos were really tasty.

Thank calb797
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-1652
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