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El Sarape

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
+1 360-956-9488
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the food good and nicely prepared. The prices were reasonable for Washington state. Was disappointed that they had changed from Coke products to Pepsi. Rum and Pepsi is just not the same Rum and Coke. Couldn't finish the drink.

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Thank kmvw2017
The NW
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We used to come here all the time and the food was fresh and so good. One of the highlights was their salsa. But one taste of the salsa they gave us with chips last night and we both knew that something was different. Both my husband and I gave each other Spocks 'Fascinating' look. It has lost it's zip,... More 

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Thank TheNWTammy
Tumwater, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

El Sarape serves what I consider good Mexican fare -- you can find better if you look, but it's consistently and reliably good, and the service is ridiculously fast (better than almost anywhere I've ever dined) and the prices are great for the budget-conscious.

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Thank BlameRico
Chewelah, Washington, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We took the family for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal the service was great and the price was reasonable I thought the senior chile relano was excellent and very affordable

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Thank JohnandPat991
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Though it was 10:00pm the service and food was fantastic. Honey n I both had coffee it was old n burnt we asked politely for fresh coffee the waiter obliged with a smile. Yes we will return. Loved the whole experience. The Harps

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Thank Caroline G
Bozeman, Montana
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Excellent service! I ordered a combo plate... Cheese enchilada and a taco with rice and beans. Never knew Mexican food could be so bland. My search for great Mexican food in Olympia continues!

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Thank Rose B
San Jose, California
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

what they lack in food they make up for in service.....WOW. We were so happy to have Juan wait on us this week. He went out of his way to make it nice for a very small order. Brought everything and suggested extras....plates, more salsa. Unfortunately, the front lobby was a mess....dying plant....not the clean you want in a restaurant....says... More 

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Thank joni h
Washington
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The food was good, service excellent. The restaurant was a bit run-down, so that could be better. However, the staff was so friendly and helpful, I would recommend.

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Thank Rupert11
chilliwack
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

food here was decent but not great. service was very good .I did think the food was ok but next time ill try something else

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Thank leo b
St. Paul, Mn
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

My husband and I had the fajitas for 2. They were around $20. They came sizzling hot to our table. We had half chicken and half steak fajitas. They were good! We were told by waitress it was one of the restaurants best meals. You could get half corn and half flour tortillas. I wasn't crazy about the skinny margarita.... More 

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Thank MnMimi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5409 Capitol Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98501-4422
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-956-9488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?