Our History

For the past 26 years…

El Zarape is a family-oriented operated Authentic Mexican Restaurant serving Cypress and its surrounding areas since 1990. For the past 26 years, we have been dedicated to serving our guests with the freshest and finest Mexican cuisine. Our “home-style” reputation roots from our family-oriented service, relaxed ambience, and made-from-scratch creations. Please bring your family and friends and come grab one of our popular Cadillac margaritas alongside our exquisite dishes. Mi Casa es su casa.

Buen Provecho!


What our customers are saying

“Some of the best mexican food I have tasted. Especially there carnitas. I had their taco special tonight and was full my third taco. (Hardly happens) the atmosphere is great, and it is family owned. You will get great service, great food at a reasonable price. They always make my husband and I feel just like family there.”
“I love going to this place with my family. The family that owns their place is very friendly and attentive. They pretty much know your order every single time. Their prices are good and their food is great. It’s a kind of a small place, so everything is pretty tight in there, but it’s still a rad place!”
“A family owned restaurant in Cypress. All the food is great and the Margaritas are a must have. We will keep coming back for more!!”
“I’ve been coming to El Zarape since I was a kid and I’ve always loved it. The salsa is amazing, we even buy it in large quantities when we have get-togethers. I usually get the chili verde burrito and am able to take leftovers home. It’s a good size! The staff is always so friendly too! They feel like family.”
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“Love this place! I crave their salsa. It’s made fresh daily and it is so incredible, I could drink it. Crispy chicken tacos are my favorite. PS. Wednesday nights are $1 taco nights with purchase of a drink! Their rice is yummy, too. Family owned (nicest family ever, too!) and makes you feel like you are getting an authentic, home-cooked meal. LOVE EL ZARAPE!”
“This place is SO good. I’ve been here so many times with my husband, friends and family! It’s our go to place when the family is in town as well. Good drinks, food and service!! What more can you ask for?”