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El Zarape

13th Street, Bay City, TX
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“queso” (3 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
“tex mex food” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
13th Street, Bay City, TX
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend for lunch. She raved about it. I had the shrimp salad and it was okay. She had a different salad that was good. The inside decor is dated but not a deterrent. The staff was kind and helpful. Just not a...More

Thank MatagordaGal774
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We came for a concert and several locals told us about El Zarape. It was reasonably priced and the food was delicious! Dinner and drinks for three came to around $30! We love family owned restaurants!

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Ate an early lunch. Good food fresh and fast. Typical local dive with many of the locals eating lunch. Would go again for sure.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had the El Zarape Dinner, so much food!! ICE tea, and Coca Cola, The Chips with a bowl of smashed beand, great flavor, and the pucante sauce with a thickens creamy good..chips are warm and big, breaking up size for no double dipping. Mmm...More

Thank Betty W
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

El Zarape is probably my favorite Mexican Food Restaurant in Bay City. The Food is quite tasty & they have a large selection on the menu. The service is almost always GREAT! Prices are very reasonable & they do serve beer & margaritas!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

They have been around for years and years and know how to cook Mexican food. I am there once a week--it is always the same quality, taste. Service, well, there are times they don't see you--so speak up and let them know you are there.

Thank terit125
Reviewed 1 April 2017

You know the wait staff are nice...enough. This is the restaurant that all the pillars of the community and the old money folks go. It has been around since before time. As with so many small town businesses the outside of the place, the grounds,...More

Thank 70Craig
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place has been in Bay City for years. It's established good Tex Mex food. Consistently good, recipes don't change and the wait staff is very friendly. Beans, guacamole, queso always good. Friday and Sat. evenings get crowded after 7pm

Thank TexasCottoncandy
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant was across the street in an old house when I first came here about 60 yrs ago. Now moved to larger quarters, the food is still just as good. The same family still owns it! and runs it! and cooks the food. Not...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

They food is good if you can ever catch it open. It seems that they just haphazardly open the restaraunt whenever they feel like it. I often just drive by to see if it is open. When I do find it open for business, I...More

Thank David C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13th Street, Bay City, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Bay City
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