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) #1 of 15 Restaurants in Tubac $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-9421
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“moles” (140 reviews)
“mole negro” (21 reviews)
“flank steak” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For the best meal in Tubac, a visit to Elvira's is mandatory. Located just north of the entrance to the Tubac shopping entrance in a strip on Frontage Rd. East, Elvira's offers fine Mexican inspired dining. This isn't your typical burrito, taco Mexican restaurant. Instead,...More

Thank RJClancy
Reviewed 4 days ago

While visiting my sister in Arizona last month, she suggested we have dinner in Tubac at Elvira's. The temps were 106 outside but Elvira's was like an oasis in the desert. The first thing I noticed were the glass ornaments hanging from the ceiling. They...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ambiance. Friendly and courteous staff. Wide range of choices on the menu include several moles dishes. Also they offer a good range of beer and wines. We had dinner with several colleagues on business trip and had everyone liked their meal and service.

Thank YumGuru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Tubac, it was suggested that we eat at Elvira's. We are so glad we did! We stopped in for dinner on Saturday night after going across the border to Nogales. The first thing you notice as you enter the restaurant is the decor....More

Thank Brinkleybuddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During the Summer Tubac almost turns into a ghost town. But, Elvira's continues to shine and the kitchen consistently turns out fresh, tasty entrees. While we have just about eaten our way through the menu, on this visit we ordered the hazelnut mole and the...More

Thank Rainbo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Embarrassed to say that we've lived in Tucson for over 50 years and had never visited Elvira's. We'd heard many things about it, so on a visit to Tubac we stopped in for lunch. In the heat of summer it was pleasantly uncrowded, and the...More

Thank FoodyMama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We in Tucson AZ. Are lucky enough to have two Elvira's restaurants. While both are great spots, we especially love the Tubac AZ. location. Just a short 30 minute drive from the south side of Tucson and you will enjoy this spot guaranteed. Full bar...More

Thank tw976
Reviewed 13 July 2017

But seriously, the interesting décor everywhere in this restaurant is almost as fun an their food is excellent! Terrific Mexican menu yet one person in our group had a steak so good that they brought their parents back a month later for their anniversary!

Thank dietcoke50
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We really liked the unusual, but very flavorful dishes they offer here. There are several mole dishes which have a sweet, chocolate taste, but all the dishes have their own special tastes. We like the restaurant's decor.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Horrible employees and will not EVER walk into this establishment again Terrible, snobby people. Won't go back. Same thing the second time. DONE

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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-9421
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