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Elote Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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771 State Route 179, Arabella Hotel, Sedona, AZ 86336-6209
+1 928-203-0105
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting Sedona many times and hearing nothing but great things we finally had the opportunity to visit Elote. We have two small children and they were very nice and accommodating. Food was great. Definitely different from the type of mexican food we are used to but it was fantastic. Thank you Elote.

Thank 440chaseg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In Sedona for two weeks, we ate here twice - both times sitting at the bar to avoid the wait. Great food, great drinks and great service. All at a reasonable price.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, the people who recommended this place said, get there at 4:30 and wait in line until they open at 5pm (no reservations). We thought they were crazy but we showed up around 4:30 because we had just gotten into town and were starving and why not. Well, we were not the first people there, but so glad we listened... More 

Thank Erin G
Sedona, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

awesome food, get there early they don't do reservations. very friendly and fast service. opens at 5 for dinner.

Thank Joe M
Santa Maria, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were amazed by the food and service at Elote Cafe. Our server, Natalie, was very attentive without being ever present. She recommended the elote as an appetizer and it was delicious. We shared the chicken mole tacos and carnitas dinner. Both of these were the tastiest versions we had ever had. I can't imagine going back to Sedona without... More 

Thank 355DonaldB
New Jersey
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Sedona 6 nights and ate dinner at a different restaurant every night. Elote Cafe was by far our favorite. We were a party of 3 adults. We all got different dishes and we loved them all. The portions are large. We actually took our leftovers back to our hotel. Be sure to order the fire roasted corn... More 

Thank marmal0509
Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent the weekend in Sedona, and amid a sea of overpriced options Elote Cafe stands out as excellent high end Mexican fare that is moderately priced. The Sea Bass tacos were a standout item. Be prepared to wait an hour for your table. They have a heated cocktail area for you to use while you wait with blankets and... More 

Thank Kim B
Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fun and great food. Have a margarita and popcorn while you wait for a table or seat at the bar. Elote is delicious.

Thank Constance P
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really good restaurant. The menu is unique and the food is tasty. The down-grade to 4 is because there are no reservations; waiting outside isn't a lot of fun. Friendly wait staff and chef.

Thank Robert S
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a restaurant that doesn't take reservations and always seems packed, but if you call ahead, they will give a good estimation of the wait time. And if you sit at the bar - an event in itself - there is usually no wait. The food is spectacular and the drinks are delicious but park a punch.

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 State Route 179, Arabella Hotel, Sedona, AZ 86336-6209
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-203-0105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?