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Mexican, Southwestern
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2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
+1 520-398-9421
11:00 - 22:00
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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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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elviras has wonderful food! The steaks are fabulous. Everything we have ordered has been really good. Good place to visit for dinner or lunch, the decorating is awesome. Service outstanding. We had Tara as our waitress, what a doll she is.

Thank DawnR S
Tehachapi, California
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170 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had never heard of this town or this restaurant until a lady visiting the Desert Museum told us we should visit Tubac and try this restaurant. So we did. Unfortunately, I did not agree with her assessment of Elvira's. My boyfriend and I found it very pricey for the quality of food. We ordered the special which was a... More 

Thank judy r
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by this restaurant not knowing much, other than other reviews...it was pure magic! Incredible beauty, wonderful food and service. What more could there be? a fantastic gift, museum shop to buy magical one-of-a-kind gifts to keep or share. Fantastic!

Thank TrishMcCarty
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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224 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At the risk of sounding like an ad I must say this is a World Class restaurant! From the astonishing decor (thousands of glass baubles hang from the ceiling ) to the first rate server to the cuisine of course. I had the flounder and it was perfect, nicely grilled with a mango type of garnish. My friend had the... More 

Thank Jeanne V
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ambiance is nice. Very pricy, mole not good. So with most entrees $28 and higher, the server said she had to charge extra for extra chips and salsa! I have NEVER been charged for extra chips in ANY Mexican restaurant, let alone an upscale one. When quizzed about this, the server said because of recent wage increase to $10 per... More 

Thank Dorothy M
Woodstock, Georgia
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hand blown glass hanging from the ceiling is just stunning. The food was wonderful. Mole is excellent. House margarita is very strong and in a beautiful Mexican glass.

Thank Terri K
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Setting is lovely with wonderful ceiling crystals. Lunch Menu is limited. If you like moles it is great but not much else to offer. The chicken in both the mole and the quesadilla was dry. The service was ok but not great. The restaurant was crowded, which can account for some of our disappointment. Still worth the visit.

Thank 47katharineb
Santa Monica, CA
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230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to find a restaurant with different moles! Three of us had lunch here after shopping Tubac. It was the best meal of our vacation! First, the space is beautiful, with the glass ornaments hanging from ceilings. You can even purchase your own from some of the artists in Tubac. Second, the margarita was perfect! And third, the... More 

Thank PlumeriaD
Arlington, VA
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582 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Tubac for some very worthwhile shopping and when the stores closed at 5, we decided to see if we could get into Elvira's for an early dinner. No problem getting a table that early but by 6 it was filling up. The interior is amazing, black walls and hundreds of hanging glass balls. The bar looks beautiful, all... More 

Thank X-NYr
Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely one the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been. This is not your local run of the mill place. This is a High End gourmet Mexican restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. I had a Mole that was exquisite. The food was very fresh and perfectly seasoned. Elvira's is worth driving to Tubac alone.

Thank TowsonHounds

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-9421

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?