Elvira's decor is quite exotic, spotlighting glittering blown glass ornaments hanging from the ceiling, as well as Mexican pottery and antiques throughout. The atmosphere is on the dark side, but the effect is dramatic!
The menu is quite unusual, with upscale Mexican dishes featured. We enjoyed shrimp and rib eye lunches and a glass of wine each. The food was delicious, and the service was attentive. We went there once before about a year ago, and I said I'd never go again, as there were no green veggie substitutes for the rice and beans offered with most dishes. Much to my surprise, I called beforehand this year to see if this policy had changed and found that one could substitute green vegetables for the rice and beans. Before this change was made, anyone on a low carb diet would find dining here difficult. (My husband is not on low carbs and asked to go here for his birthday.)
This is a pricy place for lunch; we paid about $80 for two lunches, two glasses of house wine, and tax and a tip. We did ask to see the dinner menu and found that the prices were about identical to the lunch menu, but the dinner menu listed a few more items unavailable at lunch. Don't go to lunch here thinking that it will be a better value than dinner. That said, this is a nice place for a special occasion and close to the many art shops in historic Tubac.
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