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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-9421
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion Elviras is the most popular restaurant in Tubac. There were so many Tucsonans coming down for their Mexican fare that they decided to open a location in Tucson.

Thank tucsonsherwood
Sedona, Arizona, United States
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is what they are famous for. Every imaginable combination of flavors. The hazelnut mole is mouthwatering with the tangy chocolate cinnamon aftertaste. The service is excellent. There were 13 of us with no hitches. Reservations are a good idea. And did I mention the excellent house margaritas?

Thank Laurie D
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452 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, I would classify as fine dining. Restaurant is interestingly decorated. Tables are spaced well apart from the next table which is nice and gives you privacy. It is not very loud here either. Food prices are priced for fine dining but I would not say high myself. They have an excellent selection of drinks. Food menu is excellent... More 

Thank CS P
Taos, New Mexico
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fantastic place, from the decor .... the lighting in all of the hanging glass is fantastic....and ambiance to the staff (our waitress, Dina?) was extraordinary, very professional helpful and easy to communicate with.... to the FOOD!! The moles were so rich and full of flavor it's hard to describe, so just don't miss them. There are many to choose... More 

Thank taoskitty
Richland, Washington
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved Elvira's. It's such an eclectic design but it really sent me. The ceiling was dripping with crystal drops which changed color. It was very innovative. Our service was friendly but efficient. Our waiter recommend choices and brought small tastes of wine. The prices were in line with a fine dining restaurant. I loved my dinner. I wouldn't visit... More 

Thank sondra62
Potsdam, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few days ago my wife and I enjoyed and excellent lunch at one of their outdoor tables. Yesterday we tried to have dinner at the restaurant with out a reservations but their inside tables were booked up. Our lunch was very good. Over the years I have tried to work my way through their many moles but I've found... More 

Thank 136GeneK696
Frisco, Texas
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88 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for just a light bite to eat and shared the chile rellano. The serving size was more than ample to share. It came out hot and quickly. The chips served ahead of the meal were fabulous. Crispy and large. Very unusual in shape. Although this restaurant can seat quite a few people,it has a cozy, intimate feeling.... More 

Thank Rootie429
Jacksonville, Oregon
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good chicken enchiladas but the sauce was way too spicy. Expensive, particularly for Mexican food. Sitting outside was pleasant.

Thank MadameProfessor
Calgary, Canada
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167 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with whole family. Unfortunately, left disappointed. Had to wait almost 1 hour for our entrees, which of itself is bearable, if unpleasant. The hot pepper appetizer was enjoyable. My green chicken enchilada was decent, but nothing special. The mole my father in law had had the most disgusting sauce I had ever tried in my life,... More 

Thank Vladimir1968
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stopped at about 2:00pm on 22/03/17 before driving back to Chandler. I made it clear that I have Celiac and must be served only G/F Food. The free deep fried tortilla chips were not g/f so I wondered about an appetizer. On the menu there is only one g/f appetizer but I wasn't interested in a corn tortilla with... More 

Thank Colleen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-9421

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