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Tried El Zarape on Adams Avenue?

Kensington gourmet Aug 3, 2009 01:59 PM

Anyone tried the relatively new El Zarape restaurant in San Diego on Adams? Is it affiliated with the takeout on Park Boulevardof the sma name?

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  1. foodiechick RE: Kensington gourmet Aug 3, 2009 02:15 PM

    Yes, it is owned by the same family. It's quite a different scene than the original. When I went the week it opened, the menu was focused on entrees (rather than tacos, burritos a la carte) making it a more expensive option.

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      Kensington gourmet RE: foodiechick Aug 3, 2009 02:22 PM

      thanks, how was the food?

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        foodiechick RE: Kensington gourmet Aug 3, 2009 05:21 PM

        I (like normalheightsfoodie) was also there on opening night, In total violation of my restaurant golden rule (never try a new restaurant until they have been up and running at least three weeks). NHF is not kidding about them being slammed. I was with a group of foodies and I think we ordered a bit ambitiously for an opening night, so I think it's unfair to really judge based on that one experience. As I said, same family ownership - so they have the "chops" if you will. Will have to go back now that the dust has settled.

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      normalheightsfoodie RE: Kensington gourmet Aug 3, 2009 03:41 PM

      We went on the opening night, they were slammed. We had all been waiting for a year for them to open. They have a compleatly differnet menu then their take out resteraunt on Park. I had their mole ($14) and I was pleased at how good it was. My wife enjoyed the enchiladas suizas($11.) My son had rolled tacos. They have a nice childrens menu at $5. They also have a complete bar.

      I would recommend it.

      1. DiningDiva RE: Kensington gourmet Aug 3, 2009 04:10 PM

        Adams is a long avenue, cross street please?

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          DougOLis RE: DiningDiva Aug 3, 2009 04:44 PM

          It's in Normal Heights near the 805. Maybe 32nd?

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