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El Zarape

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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1616 E. Wooster St Unit 1, Bowling Green, OH 43402
+1 419-353-0937
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service is fast, staff is great, sometimes it is very busy but they seat you as soon as seats open up. The Nachos Grande are the best for I make them my meal.

Thank LennyV28
Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a road trip. It was a good spot for a late lunch. The food here is good, not the best Mexican I have ever had, but still good and filling. The service here was great.

Thank cwhite209
Bowling Green, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've gone here for many years, The place has grown in to a very popular, tasty, and affordable restaurant. The service is consistently excellent.

Thank Wilson S
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice people running this place. Portions are great. Food was served hot and fast. Best of all the tacos are delicious. The shrimp fajitas also looked delicious. I highly recommend this if you are hungry and want a very affordable and enjoyable meal.

Thank Cincylitigator
Mississauga, Canada
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On our way down to Florida my husband and I stopped here for lunch. Although the service was pretty fast, my meal was less than desirable. I had the (formerly known as) chile relleno and beef taco. Unfortunately the relleno was not like any one I'd had before. It was a small pile of some type of ground up meat... More 

Thank Goose323
Bowling Green, Ohio
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The food is quick & tasty! I prefer their breakfast items! They can't be beat! The service is good too.

Thank Mike1993
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I'm always amazed by this place. A great combination of kids from campus (BGSU), usually a party (or two) of more than eight diners, loud noise and servers running back-and-forth everywhere. But the food, oh the food, is authentic, hot and incredibly good. For this reason...I'll keep coming back!

Thank GlobalExec
Deriot airport
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place is certainly a great deal for value as you get a lot of food for the price. Drinks are good. They are a lot of Mexican places around it seems like and El Zarape is a little step above the others.

Thank byersjjj
Alexandria, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Two servers worked with us as a team! Vegetarian with us enjoyed her food as much as we did. I'm not fond of Mexican food as a rule but the Pollo Tropicale was yummy.

Thank Mary N
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great Mexican restaurant! It's family-run and very friendly. I had the chicken fajitas and my husband had the Pollo Poblano. They were both very tasty. The sangria is great, too. The prices are reasonable, and there were a number of specials for $7.50!! Can't beat it!

Thank Ann H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 E. Wooster St Unit 1, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 419-353-0937
El Zarape is a family owned Mexican restaurant and bar. Our facility also has outdoor seating and can accommodate large groups. We have been serving great food and drinks since 2001.

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