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El Zarape

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204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
+1 252-808-2233
11:00 - 22:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Busy place from the moment it opens because the food is both abundant and very good. The beers on draft are Frosty! Parking can be a pain, so come early. We try to come here at least once every time we fish this area.

Thank shuggs30
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The margaritas were a hit with mu wife, aunts and uncles. The chips and salsa were typical. The cheese dip never came. The dinners were way better than expected.the portion sizes were big enough to split between two. The Texan fajitas were tasty with local source shrimp. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Party of 6. Will make the effort to eat... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wilmington, North Carolina
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Food was great. The waiter was nice but a little slow. Overall good service. Prices are fair. I would recommend El Zarape and hope to eat there again.

Thank krissypoo79
Huntersville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This restraunt is suppose to open at 11am it's 11:30am and they still have the door locked and they're not letting us in but I seen workers in there so I don't know what the problem is I even knocked on the door.

Thank zachsimmons
atlantic beach, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Again..everything at this restaurant..any of the ones they have in the area are great..and the Margaritas!!! Best this side of the boarder..service great, value very good..I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

Thank L6088MAjamesn
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This place fits the bill when craving Mexican at the beach!! Great enchiladas for 3 of us, and hubby enjoyed the fajitas. And you can never go wrong with Queso for an appetizer. Our family loves Mexican, so this is a stop on our 2 weeks stay at least once!!

Thank Monkeesmom
Midland, Texas
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great! We came into town starving and just stumbled upon El zarape and were pleasantly surprised! Delicious Mexican food. Generous portions. Friendly staff

Thank lessmith
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices. More than one location. Accomodated sports fans. Attentive staff. Fairly authentic Mexican food.

1 Thank Sharon R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We waited about 5 minutes to be seated while being barely acknowledged. The we were told they were very busy when we asked to sit in one of the 5 empty booths. We told them it was fine, we could wait, to which he replied they only had two servers. There were only about 7 groups of people there and... More 

Thank Cassie C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are from Tucson Arizona and we have eaten every type of Mexican food. This was superb the Chili Rellenos were so good and so different than traditional Rellenos. They were stuffed with meat and cheese and not fried but baked without egg dip. As good as the Rellenos we had in Isla De Mujeres in Mexico. Service was awesome.... More 

Thank LynnSchoeler

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?