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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” (29 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 6 April 2014

Went here on the recommendation of a friend for a light afternoon snack. Was not disappointed. It is in the University Heights area where there are a number of eating establishments. It is a hole in the wall with a small dining area (lines form...More

Thank BKawahara
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This ironically turned out to be one of our best meals in San Diego, the menu is vast and to someone like ourselves that do not know Mexican food very well, it was a bit hard to choose but what we went for in the...More

Thank thecheechman
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We actually went to the larger restaurant on Adams Street, which isn't that far from the one in University Heights. Parking is just as much a nightmare. But once you get inside the food is worth it. I had a blueberry mojito on happy hour...More

1  Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

I grew up on the Texas-Mexico border, so my expectations are high and this place delivered. Get the calamari taco now. Thank me later.

Thank Btowntraveler80
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Once again,Trip Advisor steered us to a fabulous hole in the wall we NEVER would've found. This Texan Mexican food lover was skeptical about a California joint getting such good reviews. CREAMY guacamole, grilled fresh veggies, and an AMAZING homemade salsa bar came at a...More

Thank normalwriter
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

While in San Diego for business, I felt like Mexican but didn't want to drive to far. After reviewing Trip Advisor, El Zarape came up. The place itself was a little hole in the wall with about 3 tables, it was obvious they catered to...More

Reviewed 8 December 2013

For some reason the only location for El Zarape listed on Trip Advisor is the very small, mainly carry-out place on Park Blvd. We've gotten food from there and it's very good, but try the other location for El Zarape on Adams Avenue in Normal...More

1  Thank Mavmed
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Having lived in SD for many years and being spoiled by the mexican food choices, we had wrongly overlooked this place for a while- glad we came back. It's tucked away in City Heights and is very unassuming, but worth eating at again and again....More

Thank winegirl2
Reviewed 18 May 2013

A bit off the beaten path, in a residental area, this small dining establishment has excellent Mexican food. Is it a dive, probably...is the food AWESOME. You bet. Have the burritos's shrimp and lobster, if it's in season. The combos are tasty and filling. And...More

Thank 91,942
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Wow, never had anything like it! I had the salmon burrito and it was delicious! The more I bit into it, the more I enjoyed it. I was a bit disappointed they don't have the lobster burritos for a time being since everyone raves about...More

Thank nlee1220
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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