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El Zarape

8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
+1 252-354-1120
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for an early dinner. I ordered a "jumbo" margarita, on special for about $10. It was served in a massive goblet, but the actual drink wasn't much bigger than an average margarita anywhere else. It was weak in terms of flavor and...More

Thank travelingbillbury
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Went Tues night and sat and sat and sat. No waitresses would even look our way. The restaurant was not overly crowded so I have not a clue what the problem was. If they don’t need my money fine with me, went to Plaza Mexico...More

Thank Gray C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

If you are in the mood for Mexican, Tacobell just ain't cutting it, and you are looking for a good Mexican restaurant at a reasonable price, check out El Zarape, you will not be disappointed. My family has eaten at El Zarape on several different...More

Thank GunnyUSMCRetired
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Good food, good salsa and chips. Temperatures of food could have been a little better. Service was good for a party of 8.

Thank M6461EYtims
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Great for reasonably priced and fresh Mexican food. Good service and not too busy. Nice done home sort of place to chill out.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I have been a practicing Zen Buddhist for seventeen years. I faithfully meditate and practice yoga each morning in my pebble garden. However, after visiting this restaurant, the quote which I have often studied “focus not on what is painful, but on what brings pleasure...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We ate here last year and figured May 5th may be too crowded 'cause the food then was soooo good. They did not disappoint the day after. I ordered something that was served in a cut-out pineapple and it was delicious! I was a little...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had dinner here on a Saturday evening an there was no waiting for a table, as the beach season continues restaurants in the area become much more crowded. We ordered a couple different dishes which we shared, service was quick and the food was...More

Thank papawman
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Friendly staff, good food and value were the reason we will be returning to El Zarape next time we are in the area! Fish tacos were delicious, so were the burritos!

Thank Vanessa-Turista
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great place to go for Mexican food! Food is always good and if they do get it wrong, they fix it right away. We have always been with 5 or more people and they are always accommodating to our needs for seating.

Thank Alicia C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-1120
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