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El Zarape

4197 Ball Rd, Cypress, CA 90630-3465
+1 714-952-0562
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guacamole” (2 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
4197 Ball Rd, Cypress, CA 90630-3465
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Type Mexican food into Trip Advisor in California and you come up with a zillion responses and very few have more than four reviews, many of which are old. But I came upon one that had 50 with a string of past and recent overall...More

Thank xwtmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been two years since we moved away and was anxious for some really authentic Mexican food and they did not disappoint! We split an order of chicken fajitas - yes it was plenty for two people. Lots of chicken, peppers and onions. Also...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this place for sure. Real authentic Mexican food & the good service makes it that much better!

Thank elizabethvalle
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The best indicator of a good ethnic restaurant is walking in and seeing natives there - The Margaritas were DELICIOUS - great chips and guacamole - I had enchiladas which reminded me of the ones a friends grandmother used to make when we were kids...More

Thank SFOglobetrotter
Reviewed 24 May 2017

El Zarape is a family owned Mexican restaurant that is full of charm and great dishes. While it is small and you are packed in pretty well, it is because the food and friendly atmosphere makes it a favorite of the locals. The decor is...More

Thank iloveskauai
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Purely incredible food. This is what u call quality food! The food taste as if some secret family recipe was being shared. And, the prices are do incredibly reasonable. The restaurant has great service. The place was immaculate.

Thank Glenn G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a small, cozy little family own Mexican Restaurant in Cypress with out of this world Mexican food. It has quite a following, and if you come at peak times, there will be a bit of a wait, but let me tell you, the...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant through Trip Advisor. What a find! Great food, delicious, sinful margaritas and friendly obliging staff. Definitely make a trip to this restaurant. It was so good!

Thank scorpio53durango
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great restaurant with authentic food and the service is exceptional. We have been going to this restaurant for the last 18 years and we have never been disappointed. We love the family and love the restaurant.

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I are always looking for a good Mexican Restaurant and this little hidden gem in the OC was just the ticket! It is very quaint and although we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated, it was well worth the...More

Thank Mimis3loves
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4197 Ball Rd, Cypress, CA 90630-3465
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 714-952-0562
El Zarape is a family operated authentic Mexican restaurant serving Cypress and its surrounding areas since 1990. For the past 23 years, we have been dedicated to serving our guests with the freshest and finest Mexican cuisine. Our “home-style” reputation roots from our friendly service, relaxed ambience, and made-from-scratch creations. So bring your family and friends and come grab one of our popular Zarape Grand Margaritas alongside our exquisite dishes. Mi casa es su casa. Buenprovecho!- The Martin Family
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