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El Zarape

4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
+1 619-692-1652
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (28 reviews)
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

They have good fish tacos. I like that they have a variety of seafood on the menu from shrimp, scallops, lobster and fish. It was very authentic Mexican food. Good prices too. We had a variety of bowls, burritos and tacos and everyone liked their...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I travelled through southern California on vacation, and turned the trip into a tour of fish tacos. When I heard about $1 fish tacos at El Zarape, my dinner decision was made. The place is truly a hole in the wall. We arrived past dinner...More

Thank callmekatie
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The lobster burrito was very good and cost $10. It is not the largest but it is lobster. The fish tacos also good & at $1 they are hard to beat. The shrimp tacos are $4 but are worth the money in flavor as well...More

Thank Linehand11
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Recipes just like mom makes back home in Ensenada! I felt at home with the decorations of Virgen Maria de Guadalupe and the cozy candle lit atmosphere. The escabeche was on point!

Thank OVilla10
Reviewed 28 July 2017

PROs They have a very extensive menu including lobster tacos. Price is reasonable for the amount of food. The food is really good Cons Parking may be tough (metered) Limited outdoor seating (only 2 small tables) Inside decor is not nice at all...flies buzzing around,...More

Thank david a
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enjoyed the 99 cent fish tacos, as well as a house burrito, quesadilla, and calamari burrito. As we were take out, got some of each of the three salsas to go. None were really "knock your socks off" hot, though two of the three had...More

Thank CeeCeeVee
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Hole in the wall Mexican cuisine with limited seating and no marargitas (do have beer). Service good. Food a bit bland without added sauce. Interesting local area. Try out the coffee house down the street after dining.

Thank trvlx
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I had an ok meal at El Zarape. I had a chicken Fajita plate and the chicken was dry . My husband had a calamari burrito which he enjoyed . Other family members gave it an ok review . Not great ....More

Thank simcher123
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Only about 5 minutes from Noble Park, you need to search this out if you're hungry for good San Diego Mexican food. Not a lot of seating maybe 20 people however nobody hangs out here like Starbucks they usually eat and leave. More choices than...More

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic hole in the wall joint. If you base your dining decision on the cleanliness of the bathroom, don't even try it. If you are looking for a big menu of reasonably priced Mexican food, it might be worth a shot....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4642 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-1652
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