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2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-9421
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“mole” (96 reviews)
“flank steak” (17 reviews)
“tongue” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at Elvira's. The staff were excellent - attentive, accommodating, happy to custom make some extra hot salsa for us. The opportunity to have a 50 cent tequila shot to kick the meal off was much appreciated. The portions of food...More

Thank bogndog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after hiking Madeira Canyon. Sat out on the comfy patio- great local IPA and margaritas and delicious Mexican fare. The indoor restaurant was fancier and too dark and cool for us sun lovers, but very uniquely decorated.

Thank 2love2bike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, romantic restaurant in Tubac with fabulous service. Food and drinks are very good, but there are other Southwestern restaurants in Tubac which are equally as good with more reasonable prices. Our final bill just seemed a bit too high, for what it was, which...More

Thank HappyDoc18
Reviewed 12 April 2017

In my opinion Elviras is the most popular restaurant in Tubac. There were so many Tucsonans coming down for their Mexican fare that they decided to open a location in Tucson.

Thank tucsonsherwood
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is what they are famous for. Every imaginable combination of flavors. The hazelnut mole is mouthwatering with the tangy chocolate cinnamon aftertaste. The service is excellent. There were 13 of us with no hitches. Reservations are a good idea. And did I mention the...More

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant, I would classify as fine dining. Restaurant is interestingly decorated. Tables are spaced well apart from the next table which is nice and gives you privacy. It is not very loud here either. Food prices are priced for fine dining but I would...More

Thank CS P
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Really fantastic place, from the decor .... the lighting in all of the hanging glass is fantastic....and ambiance to the staff (our waitress, Dina?) was extraordinary, very professional helpful and easy to communicate with.... to the FOOD!! The moles were so rich and full of...More

Thank taoskitty
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I loved Elvira's. It's such an eclectic design but it really sent me. The ceiling was dripping with crystal drops which changed color. It was very innovative. Our service was friendly but efficient. Our waiter recommend choices and brought small tastes of wine. The prices...More

Thank sondra62
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A few days ago my wife and I enjoyed and excellent lunch at one of their outdoor tables. Yesterday we tried to have dinner at the restaurant with out a reservations but their inside tables were booked up. Our lunch was very good. Over the...More

Thank 136GeneK696
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped in for just a light bite to eat and shared the chile rellano. The serving size was more than ample to share. It came out hot and quickly. The chips served ahead of the meal were fabulous. Crispy and large. Very unusual in...More

Thank Rootie429
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Can you get gluten free dishes here?
27 December 2015|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I suggest you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail