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“Unexpected delight!”

Zarape Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 151 Restaurants in Marlborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holliston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unexpected delight!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stopped by this small storefront restaurant after attending a car show at the Codman Estate in Lincoln. It was around 2pm on a Sunday yet there was a lively crowd on hand.
The house margarita was delicious prelude to a yummy meal of papusas. Service was attentive without being overbearing or intrusive. Overall great experience. Wish we lived closer!

  • Visited July 2013
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Yet another outstanding review...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

This neighborhood Mexican joint obviously doesn't need more 4 and 5-star reviews, but the service is so sincere and the food so tasty, Zarape certainly deserves another excellent write-up. In reading others' reviews, the one "argument" seems to be whether the food is too "Americanized". Doesn't matter; it's good.

Four of us dined here for the first time the other evening. No wait for a table, casual but efficient service, and just darned good Mexican food awaited us. A couple of us had Chili Relenos and two others had various versions of combiniation plates, both also with Chili Relenos. I'm telling you, the Chili Relenos are THAT good. Two of us enjoyed beer; two enjoyed Margaritas. I went slightly upscale, ordering the Zarape's Margarita, which was a great choice - I highly recommend it.

We'll definitely be back soon.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank SkyKingBoston
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Boston, MA
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Small, intimate, good food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Good place for a meal with friends. Friendly, helpful waitstaff. I was able to get a skinny margarita, which made me happy! Chile rellenos were very good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mm1772
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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Love it here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

We probably come here once a week! I didn't like Mexican food before coming here but I do now! We especially love the bar tender Cruz. He always makes us feel welcome and by now knows what we always order:) thanks!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Morganmime
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is great Mexican food and hits the spot for a lost Tejana! And the best part is - they even deliver!!

Visited April 2013
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Thank SaraR1
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