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El Zarape

8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
+1 252-354-1120
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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8802 Reed Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2458
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant. Wonderful service! Would recommend to anyone. Very close to The Islander Hotel and Resort.

Thank darcystaley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food! We had 7 people for dinner and everyone ordered different menu items. The service was good and the food was very good. The restaurant could use some refreshing and better house keeping but was by no means dirty. We would go back again...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove past this restaurant on numerous occasions and thought it couldn't be much of a place. Surprise. Well decorated Mexican restaurant, super friendly staff, Great margaritas and dinner was excellent and not too pricey. Definitely would recommend to others and look forward to my next...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average Mexican food. Based on the reviews, my expectations were high; however, I would rate this as average. My wife and I had the fajitas which appeared to be made in advance. They didn't come out steaming as in other establishments. It tasted okay but...More

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The man who is there almost everyday that takes to-go orders is amazing. Everyone is on top.of everything from the minute you walk in until the minute you walk out. Food is excellent. Love this place, my favorite!!

Thank Chelcie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The grandkids wanted Mexican and El Zarape had an interesting menu, so off we went. We were not disappointed. Service was friendly, although a bit slow. Margaritas, beers, and tea were refreshing. Food was uniformly good and quantities were huge. I was surprised not to...More

Thank Prof-DSR
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I love this location. The other locations especially the Morehead City location is poor. The service is great, the atmosphere is festive and friendly, the food is very good. The Carnitas are wonderful.

Thank dfreed2017
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We go with my extended family while on vacation every year. This year was the best yet as we found a time they were bot crowded at all. El Zarape is popular, so very busy at times. We went Monday evening at 8pm, a little...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

El Zarape is the best (I think the only) Mexican place on the island. Consistant Mexican...Best thing is the fresh squeezed Margueritas.

Thank suescoggins
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food and good service. Friendly staff. Unfortunately, we went while my husband was not feeling well. But, we weren't able to fix supper at home. Our server noticed how bad my husband was feeling and actually fixed him a cup of hot tea...More

Thank Kim L
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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