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El Zarape Mexican Cantina

4.3
4.3
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Authentically Mexican 🇲🇽
Full Kitchen & Bar
MONDAY TO THURSDAY | 11 AM - 11 PM
FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 10 AM - 12 AM

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2 people

8:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 578-2600

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Normal Heights

  • Cross street

    Adams Ave.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It took a minute to be tended to by a waiter, but once they came they had great service. My party was seated in the backyard, but the string lights in our canopy seemed to be broken so we essentially had to read the menu and eat in the dark as it was nighttime. The food was plentiful but not outstanding. Drinks were strong and worth their cost.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was not very friendly but our server, Fernando was amazing. Food was great. My family was impressed by how good everything was. We had a great time!
  3. JG

    JaleneG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Make sure to check the hours online, this app allows you to make reservations regardless if the restaurant is closed.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for large parties!
  5. NS

    NataliS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had the cheese enchilada and Chile relleno platter along with the margarita flight. The food was ok, but the red sauce was odd. The flavor of it reminded me of spaghettiOs. My friend ordered the chicken enchiladas and commented that his red sauce tasted like marinara sauce. Service quick, margarita flight was tasty but a little lack luster with no garnish.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun place! Amazing music makes you just want to get up and dance. Food was wonderful. Our friends and I had the best night out here!
  7. EM

    EdgarM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect, it was a hot day so maybe some fans would make things more pleasurable. Also lots of flies, which didn't really affect the food (that was amazing) but they kind of got annoying.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went for a brunch with the girls and we had so much fun and the Red Chiliqiles was Fire.... The vibes was cute and loved it I JUST WISHED THE MUSIC WAS LOUDEr OUTSIDE & need more the 1 server to help big parties.. Our new spot to go for Brunch
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were here for my sisters Bachelorette Party and we didn’t receive the experience we thought. Food was lacking flavor and it was hard to receive attention.
  10. BH

    BiancaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We did all you can eat and drink. The food was amazing but the service was not worth the 20% gratuity that was automatically added to our bill.
  11. S

    Stella

    San Joaquin

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    service was good but not super attentive and great value with all you can eat and drink. some dishes lacked flavor and wish we could change the drinks around but other than that worth the price. wish time was a little longer than 90 minutes it was a party of six 90 min seemed too fast even though online it states party of 6 gets additional time that wasn't the case and they made sure to tell us more than once we only had 90 minutes.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for date night
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time! AMAZING FOOD
  14. WM

    WendyM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Jorge was our server and was amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We went for bottomless brunch food and drinks. Food was okay. They give very small portions from the minute you order. Wait times were 10-15 minutes for something as simple as birria or ceviche, something that’s already pre made, and longer for things they cook like pancakes and French toast. There were too many inconsistencies when they brought out the food. Some of our French toast plates came with butter and syrup included, others had to ask for some to be brought. Some plates included eggs, others forgotten completely. They were maybe 2 or 3 other parties aside from us. It was not busy but staff still seemed unorganized.
  16. JB

    JoeB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely people and terrific service. Highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We went for Mother’s Day, we decided to do the bottomless food for $30 dlls and they charge you automatically 20% for the tip (when were 4 of us) We’ve been here before, but this time the service was not that great, when we got there, it was 10am and there was barely a lot of people, so they were not that busy at the beginning , the first time they took our order right away, but after that it seems that they forgot about us. The food was good but the service was not that great as it used to be (hopefully it was just this time & maybe they were just short on staff and that’s why they were taking forever to take our order). But we left a little bit disappointed.
  18. MO

    MeganO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and great service. Love the patio area.
  19. NB

    NellieB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice time here celebrating our nephew’s graduation from the Marines!
  20. SB

    SB55

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Federico our server went above and beyond! He made the entire experience absolutely wonderful. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun🤩

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Zarape Mexican Cantina using the Order Online button. El Zarape Mexican Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 578-2600.

El Zarape Mexican Cantina is rated 4.3 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for El Zarape Mexican Cantina

3201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1645

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adams Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Normal Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

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