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El Sarape

) #200 of 289 Restaurants in Olympia €€ - €€€ Mexican,
5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
+1 360-956-9488
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
24 May 2017
“Good service and nice decor”
24 Nov 2016
“Used to be great, now just average.”
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Years ago, this was a great restaurant. I haven't been back in town for years, and decided to meet a friend for dinner. The chips and salsa were good, but beyond that it was a huge disappointment. Pollo a-la Crema was just poorly done. The...More

Thank prizepig
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Excellent staff. Very nice modern decor. The ceviche was not bad. The chips were okay, salsa was fair. The rest of the food was bland and questionable. It almost seemed like it might have been frozen. I ordered the chili relleno and I had to...More

Thank annetho
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Service was good, food taste was not so good. We waited about 20 minutes for a table thinking it was going to be a great experience but we were disappointed after we left. Menu did not have many choices. Overall not a great experience. Very...More

Thank jackiemi2017
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I found the food good and nicely prepared. The prices were reasonable for Washington state. Was disappointed that they had changed from Coke products to Pepsi. Rum and Pepsi is just not the same Rum and Coke. Couldn't finish the drink.

Thank kmvw2017
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We used to come here all the time and the food was fresh and so good. One of the highlights was their salsa. But one taste of the salsa they gave us with chips last night and we both knew that something was different. Both...More

Thank TheNWTammy
Reviewed 14 November 2016

El Sarape serves what I consider good Mexican fare -- you can find better if you look, but it's consistently and reliably good, and the service is ridiculously fast (better than almost anywhere I've ever dined) and the prices are great for the budget-conscious.

Thank BlameRico
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We took the family for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal the service was great and the price was reasonable I thought the senior chile relano was excellent and very affordable

Thank JohnandPat991
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Though it was 10:00pm the service and food was fantastic. Honey n I both had coffee it was old n burnt we asked politely for fresh coffee the waiter obliged with a smile. Yes we will return. Loved the whole experience. The Harps

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excellent service! I ordered a combo plate... Cheese enchilada and a taco with rice and beans. Never knew Mexican food could be so bland. My search for great Mexican food in Olympia continues!

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 18 May 2016

what they lack in food they make up for in service.....WOW. We were so happy to have Juan wait on us this week. He went out of his way to make it nice for a very small order. Brought everything and suggested extras....plates, more salsa....More

Thank joni h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-956-9488
  • E-mail
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