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El Zarape

204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
+1 252-808-2233
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“chile relleno” (4 reviews)
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204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I read several reviews where the food took a long time to come out and the people were told that they had a large to-go order they were working on. Low and behold, I placed my order and waited and waited and waited, after a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mowenumdown
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Had the tacos and re-fried beans with chips and salsa, which come with all meals, I believe. Fast service 5 mexican beers a few on tap, really cold. The beans were burning hot , just like I like them. Lunch is a real bargain, supper...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rrossjr
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We went in the middle of the afternoon in the off season, just a couple weeks after hurricane Florence. Somewhat a typical Mexican restaurant. We tried the Steak & Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Enchiladas, a Speedy Gozalas and a Patron Margarita. Everything was very good except...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MinkHollowFarm
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is some of the BEST Mexican food I have ever had and the portions were very large! Friendly clean atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We always go here when in town because of the quality of food and good prices. There can be a wait and parking is sometimes tight but would highly recommend. Best margaritas on the beach!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bocain
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The service here is wonderful, the food is absolutely amazing, but the restaurant has one major issue. The air conditioning has been broken for the past couple of visits and the experience, although great, has been quite miserable. Please fix this problem and all will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvnjmc
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Wife had the taco salad, great lots of food. I had hard taco, cheese tostado, soupy beans, great stuff. Salsa and chips hot and delicious. Had at least 2 Mexican beers on draft as well. Beautiful on both floors, folks nice. Great place, wish supper...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rrossjr
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Yes , it is a good place to be after a long drive . The drinks are cold and the food is as Mexican ; as you can get south of the border . The fajitas were mouth watering awesome. Had to wait a bit...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rcbyronlighthouses9
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We go here at least 4 times a month, the food is always good. The service is top notch. The place is clean and easy to get in and out of. We have tried other mexican places in the area but we always end up...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lonnieb22
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The shrimp fajitas were excellent and the service was prompt and friendly. The chips and salsa were very good. We definitely recommend El Zarape, which means a brightly colored blanket poncho for men.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Greg P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-808-2233
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