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El Zarape

#641 of 3,855 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
+1 619-692-1652
08:00 - 02:00
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Mon 08:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 02:00
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San Diego, California
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204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 you can imagine. I thought that I wanted a fish burrito, however I chose a... More 

Thank Keith M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 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. Be aware, the burritos can be a little rough on the stomach.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Weston, Florida
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 hard work shows as the food was delicious. I highly recommend eating here when in... More 

Thank Nole627
San Diego, California, United States
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 has to be the Aloha Burrito! Sweet and savory oh it's the best.

Thank willielockhart619
Greeley, Colorado
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 located in University Heights, a short drive from the airport or downtown. The prices are... More 

Thank Kevin S
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Although small and usually jam packed, the burritos here are amazing! the california burrito has the best seasoned french fries I've ever had in a cali burrito (and trust me I've had plenty). You can't beat $1 fish tacos and their rolled tacos (potato, beef, or chicken) are all amazing. I usually order mine without the frills (no cheese or... More 

Thank EatmoreTacos
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I loved the calamari burrito. I will go back there in my next visit. Recommended by a Mexican friend! Must try if looking for real deal.

Thank Sudhir_Traveller
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

They have very tasty burritos. I come to San Diego just to eat here. Decently priced, must park on road, didn't notice any other parking, but it's well worth it!

Thank Christen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?