El Sarape in Olympia - Authentic Mexican Dining Experience

El Sarape
4043 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98506
United States

Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Since 1979 we have been proud to make our home yours. From the casual dinner to large parties it has been our pleasure to bring you great service and even better food! With four locations in the southern Puget Sound area we are pleased to bring you the freshest, most innovative dishes around.

At El Sarape Family Mexican Restaurant, every dish tells a story of Mexican culinary heritage fused with contemporary creativity. The restaurant offers an extensive menu that ranges from traditional favorites like fajitas and quesadillas to unique creations such as the Tequila Shrimp and Molcajete. Not to miss are their famous street tacos, filled with your choice of freshly grilled meats and topped with homemade salsas. Whether you're craving a quick bite or a full feast, El Sarape in Olympia is your gateway to an authentic Mexican dining experience, complete with a welcoming ambiance and flavors that resonate with tradition and quality.

"The freshest ingredients combine to make the best Mexican food in town at El Sarape. For the past twenty-nine years we have been proud to make our home yours. From the casual dinner to large parties it has been our pleasure to bring you great service and even better food! We are pleased to bring you the freshest, most innovative dishes around. Each week, unique dishes designed by the owners are featured for both lunch and dinner. These dishes are often favorites from our homes and are available for a short time. We bring the traditional tastes of Mexico to your table for your enjoyment. Looking for the perfect private dining experience or a great place for the next office party? With five great locations we offer a variety of options for your next family get together or office function. From a private dining room that comfortably seats 10 to our larger banquet rooms which can accommodate 50 plus people, we can provide you with the environment you're looking for to host your event.

Established in 1981.

We proudly offer our family recipes to our customers. We hope you enjoy! We look forward to serving you for many more years."

Business Owner
"As a local business owner, we value your patronage and welcome your feedback. Thank you for your preference. Provecho!"
Carlos R.

2024 Reviews and more!

Jane ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My fav mexican restaurant in all of Olympia. I have been to both their Lacey and Olympia locations and the food is amazing always. The minute you walk in the aromas fill you in and make u more hungry. I typically order their Three Amigos, street tacos and love it all. Their three amigos is beyond amazing - full of flavors. This time we also ordered their special for the day - quesa birria and boy I wish it finds a permanent spot on the menu. It was amazing. The consome was bursting with flavors and it was one of the best I have had here in WA. Their chips and house salsa (has a kick) are delicious too. We had their regular flan and it is anything but regular. Great flavors just how I like my flan to be.

Quick service at this location, friendly happy staff serving happy customers getting fresh mexican food from the kitchen. I have tried drinks at their other location and its nice. The ambience is better at the Olympia location as compared to Lacey but honestly I care about food and less wait time. All in all I prefer the Lacey location cos its less busy on weekdays but both locations are great and food is consistent too. Ample parking. Highly recommend this spot. I always visit them every time I am in town.

Hannah ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Amazing vegan menu! So delicious & great service!! Favorite place for dinner! Would recommend too anyone

Erika ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We always head straight to the round table with the fire! The atmosphere is inviting and love chatting with people around the fire. The food is great, I recommend the stuffed jalapenos. Chips and salsa and beans, yum! What I TRULY go there for is the coconut margarita!! THIS IS TO DIE FOR! Smooth and creamy with a coconut and sweet rim, OOoOO! I appreciate the service as well, they are quick to assist.

Kamaria ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The food, absolutely fantastic.
The handwriting on my receipt, beautiful beyond words...

Amanda ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Great service! Free chips and salsa unlike others in the area. Great food and very accommodating! Ignacio is an awesome server. They decorate for all the holidays. Very nice. This one in Lacey is our go to!

Vanessa ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Best Mexican restaurant we've found in the area! Really lovely atmosphere inside, service is always nice and really fast, and we've been impressed with the variety of meals we've ordered.

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