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El Zarape

204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
+1 252-808-2233
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pineapple” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
204 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7356
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

El Zarape was recently remodeled so the resturant looked all brand new. The food was good. I had a veggie quesadilla sand which any my Husband had the pollo loco. Both dishes were very good and we would definitely go back.

Thank AbbyOB
Reviewed 19 June 2012

While we have visited this restaurant on several occasions, May was our most recent visit. The facilities are newly rebuilt after a fire destroyed the building. Service has been good, with food usually coming out quickly. On this occasion, the bartenders very slow due to...More

Thank joy28504
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We went to El Zarappe's hoping for a nice dinner to end the day. We got there, hoping to sit outside and when I asked, the hostess said she thought the deck was full. She didn't check, but just left it at that. It took...More

2  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 7 June 2012 via mobile

One of the best Mexican places I have ever eaten at. I eat Mexican alot, so trust me, it's great. Very clean and new inside, Taco Tuesday is all you can eat tacos after 5 pm. You must eat here. Chips, salsa and Mt. Dew...More

Thank 1nobleman1
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Tried the crab enchiladas, hubby had one of the many burritos. The combination of the red sauce and the crab was pretty good, and filling, since it also came with rice and refried beans. I thought the crab a bit on the dry side, but...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 25 May 2012

stopped in as a last-minute decision for dinner. so glad we did! the food was so tasty, the service was prompt, and the portions were large. definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank ncgirl2
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Great deals on all you can eat Tacos on Tuesday for $5. Love the outside seating on the water.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 May 2012

I enjoy El Zarape. There are a few male waiters that I enjoy to get because they are so great at their job. My son loves the chicken tenders and fries. I enjoy the cheese dip and the steak quesadillas.

Thank jurassictour
Reviewed 24 April 2012

How's this for a fish taco: one large piece of fish (cod?), fried and placed in a taco. It looked like something Mrs. Paul's would make. Otherwise, food was good.

Thank nono n
Reviewed 20 April 2012

This was one of the better meals we had in Atlantic Beach. We did have to wait quite a while for the dinner, but it was very good.

Thank buckeyefan7099
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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