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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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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is beautifully lighted through a forest of hanging blown glass boules at the ceiling. From there down, it is elegantly decorated in modern Southwest. The staff is very professional and the food expertly prepared. Pricy yes, but good overall value.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very surprised and satisfied with my lunch adventure at Elvira's in Tubac. Wonderful chips and salsa to start, followed by an interesting chile poblano pepper stuffed with squash blossom roasted corn and queso covered in a bean chipotle sauce. Worth the ride down to...More

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best restaurant in Tubac - incredibly beautiful at night with twinkling lights and glass sculpture everywhere, lots of Mexican artwork. The food is not the typical Mexican, and there is an unusual twist to everything. I had an outstanding dish; chile relleno...More

Thank Roberta R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed Elvira's several years ago and we just went back. My complaint is the price is high for lunch; entrees are $21-30 (yes, that's lunch, folks!) The food is a step above most Mexican restaurants but still the prices are high for the quality....More

Thank jeanb1876
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moles are great but check out the shrimp dishes. The chipotle shrimp is wonderful with great spices and cheese. The staff is attentive and the drinks generous.

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch of Mole (several different versions of spice), Guacamole and a Margarita. Great lunch, relaxing decor and music!

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was on Thursday around 5 we arrived. There were 5 of us. Very few people there .. the hostess was extremely RUDE because we did not have a reservation... we happened to be shopping in Tubac.. she did finally put us at a table...More

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like AUTHENTIC Mexican food, then this place is for you! I have never seen so many kinds of moles offered anywhere else north of the border. In fact, this place just moved up from Nogales, Sonora, in 2008. The food was good and...More

Thank MamaMitzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Elvira's a few times while staying in Tubac on business trips. I have yet to have a bad meal or bad service. Their margaritas are quite good and so is the food! This last trip, I ordered spicy garlic shrimp and it...More

Thank TheLisaBee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch here on a weekday, specially recommended for its mole dishes (chocolate based sauces). We started with some great Margaritas. The food was delicious, generous introducing new flavours to my palate. The sauce doesn't actually taste of chocolate but it's in there somewhere!...More

Thank IlanaBouskila
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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