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El Zarape

8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
+1 252-354-1120
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cheese dip” (7 reviews)
“carne asada” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Family of 5 and I went and had dinner. Service right on the ball. Food was served piping hot and was wonderful.. All were satisfied and filled. Price well worth what you recieve.

Thank jchaney57
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a couple of times while in EI again this year and it was not as good. The food was very salty, everything is pre-mixed so we could not even remove ingredients (like red peppers) that we didn't like. The chips are great,...More

Thank TheNorri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure how we found this place but we were so happy we did. We still talk about how good it was. I enjoyed a beef enchilada dinner but my husband ordered the best. He had some kind of combination meal that included a beef...More

Thank ARH959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner while on vacation. It was Memorial Day and they were very busy so being behind was expected but our food took forever (45 minutes) to get! Waiter was terrible and very inattentive. Worst of all the food was just so so. We're...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I went and took 3 teens and a 9 year old. We and several other families waited over a hour to be seated. Bar was busy but lots of empty tables on opposite side. No one ever helped us so we all left. They lost...More

Thank armygunn
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

El Zarape is always consistent with their food. Staff is always very friendly. Not the greatest Mexican food in the world but definitely good for a quick bite at the beach that is always satisfying. Prices are very affordable and even when they are packed...More

Thank jessparris13
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is one of the best Mexican places I have eaten!!! The portions are enormous and the price is great. I feel as though the food was delivered straight from Mexico!! I have a very hungry crew and we actually had leftovers (which were just...More

Thank lochranl
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came in for dinner on a Wed night. Chips, Salsa, Cheese dip, and tall beers to start. I had the XXL California Carne Asada burrito. When they say XXL they aren't kidding. This thing was huge and delicious. My wife had...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My laugh at how is it we come to the place most know for seafood joints and find delicious Tex-Mex? Well it's here.....great food!

Thank Pamula F
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was our dinner choice after a long drive. What a good decision! The menu gives you so many choices we were surprised. The salsa is addicting! Big,tasty plates for dinner you won't be disappointed!

Thank Lauren P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-1120
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