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“Over priced, tasteless food in a beautifully decorated setting”
Review of Elvira's

Elvira's
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 January 2010

The decor is fabulous. Huge crystal tear drops hang from the ceiling, along with large glass hearts. A lot of time and money was spent to create an incredibly beautitul interior.

Unfortunately, the food was disappointingly bland. The salsa served with the chips was a mixture of onions and something pink and slightly gelatinous, without a hint of spice. The chili rellano ($16.95 for lunch) was a pile of something covered in the same salsa, heated up. I don't expect Mexican food to be spicy to be good, but some spice is needed to make it flavorful.

I might try Elvira's again, but the prices will make it difficult.

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Reviewed 26 December 2009

We visit Tubac 3-4 times a year and have never been able to find a restaurant we'd want to go back to - until now. Our party of 4 had lunch at Elvira's on a Sunday afternoon in mid-November. We ordered 3 entrees and one appetizer (guacamole) for the 4 of us. The guac was great - freshly made and chunky with still-warm tortilla chips. For the entrees, we had two of their mole selections and the Frida Kahlo - a vegetarian stuffed poblano dish. I would normally shun anything vegetarian, but this dish was outstanding. Both moles were excellent too. The decor is eclectic but nice, and the tequila selection at the bar was exceptional. Lunch for 4 with 1 drink each was around $80. Not cheap, but worth it. We would even seriously consider taking the hour-plus drive to Tubac JUST to eat at Elvira's!

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Reviewed 20 December 2009

Unusual but good- try the Frida Kahlo entree...a poblano stuffed with squash blossoms and roasted corn. Delicious, accompanied by rice but not generous portion-wise. Get an app or plan on dessert. We split an app of potato tacos which were good but not piping hot. Service is OK- our waitress was nice but not on top of things as were the other waitpersons. Good margaritas! 1 app, 2 entrees, 2 'ritas=$62 before tip

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Reviewed 27 January 2015
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