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El Zarape

204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
+1 252-808-2233
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“cheese dip” (3 reviews)
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204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Having moved out here from California, this is not the real deal. But, it is about as close as you can get for here. North Carolinians are not particularly fond of spicy so this food has been "southerned." You will have to ask for pico...More

Thank Patriciaa
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Service is great, Food is wonderful and fresh. Love it

Thank D P
Reviewed 8 March 2012

The building and location are nice, but the food and service were nothing special. I didn't get the drink I ordered or the food I ordered and had to send them back. No big deal, just typical mexican food.

Thank VA_WOLF61
Reviewed 2 March 2012

When its time for Mexican it's time for El Zarape - good food and lots of it,. Love the chips and salsa.

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We have been coming to Atlantic Beach/Pine Knoll Shores several times a year for the past nine years. When here, El Zarape is someplace we eat a couple of times during our visit. The food is authentic, made from scratch, and plentiful. The wait staff...More

Thank GregandDiane
Reviewed 16 November 2011

I cannot understand the negative reviews and comments. Everything here was great. The meal portions and quality were far above what I expected. I would definitly recommend this restaurant to anyone when in AB.

Thank JDL12424
Reviewed 7 November 2011

The rude hostess at this restaurant made our stay there very short. With many good (and open) tables available, we were escourted to the worst table in the restaurant. After asking for a better table the obviously annoyed hostess threw our menus on the table...More

Thank pksnc
Reviewed 19 October 2011

The atmosphere is very nice. Not sure when it opened but it felt quite new. Chips and 2 bowls of salsa to start. Chips were fresh and salsa very good. I had beef,chicken and shrimp fajitas (Alambre Texano). Generous portion and delicious. My wife had...More

Thank 30hotrod
Reviewed 16 July 2011

This is a must if you are in AB! Beautiful place on the water and awesome food!

Thank SOBXbeachbum
Reviewed 5 July 2011

Nestled by the Waterway sets El Zarape. The Food was so darn addictive. We ate there twice during our stay. Watch out though.....The Salsa is Blazing hot, but wonderfully delicious! I had only one issue. The Waitress we had each time really did not impress...More

1  Thank ebvfd1429
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-808-2233
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