We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-9421
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (113 reviews)
“flank steak” (18 reviews)
“tongue” (16 reviews)
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2201 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (610)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 608 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick review for those who know they are going to Tubac and want to eat well. Elvira's is still the best. I strongly suggest you try the mushrooms Ajillo. It is an appetizer and is plenty for two people, it may fill...More

Thank JoeBrannin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I ate here 3 times over a two-day stay in Tubac. That's how good the food is. We requested our original server each subsequent time we ate here because she was excellent. The moles are terrific and we tried a couple. My...More

Thank RandV V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here to have a margarita. We are not tequila drinkers but this was our 2nd visit over the past few years. I had a hibiscus margarita. Wife ordered a mango margarita. Expect to pay over $10 for each drink. But they are...More

Thank Molchanbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of my all-time favorites. The decor is unique and gorgeous, the staff is friendly and efficient, and the menu is amazing. The mole is outstanding - have tried several different offerings and all are rich and delicious. The guacamole is wonderful,...More

Thank Kimbolina55
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We had an early dinner and ordered the Platino Margarita, it was great. Ordered the queso fundido for starters, worth ordering but we couldn’t finish it and the dinners we ordered. Will be back for more!

Thank KE1LC
Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you go to Elvira’s you have to try the mole. It was amazing, so good. Margaritas were also excellent. I would return just to try the mole again.

Thank Coe H
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Not your traditional Mexican restaurant! Elvira's has an upscale menu with lots of seafood. The shrimp were marvellous, as were the margaritas. Most of all, the entire interior was like a piece of art. Highly recommended.

Thank sblanchard63
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Group of six. Three had flounder served over mixed fruits. Good dish, flavorful, well cooked. One had chicken quesadilla- average, nothing special, lacked flavor. One had shrimp on melted cheese with a red sauce. Only 5 shrimp, minimal sauce, and needed tortillas or something to...More

Thank Priscilla W
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Elvira's a few times in the past and loved their food and margaritas. However, when we visited them last year, we had to wait 35 minutes on our table despite having made a reservation, and then had to...More

Thank redpanda1
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Got there and told it would be 1 1/2 hour wait. Wait was 30 mins but over one hour to get our food. It was so poorly managed. Gorgeous setting, pretty gift shop and no cooks and tiny kitchen so they couldn’t keep up. But,...More

1  Thank Schmagle
Nearby HotelsSee all Tubac Hotels
Artist's Suite
3 reviews
.13 miles away
Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico
357 reviews
10.83 miles away
Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort
648 reviews
12.10 miles away
Santa Rita Lodge
142 reviews
12.56 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Tubac Bakery
6 reviews
.11 miles away
Stables Ranch Grill
299 reviews
.98 miles away
Shelby's Bistro
282 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
169 reviews
.25 miles away
Tubac Center of the Arts
84 reviews
.09 miles away
K Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden
25 reviews
.16 miles away
Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery
21 reviews
.11 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I suggest you call.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing