El Zarape provides a “quick bit” Mexican experience in the University Heights district. People line out the door to grab one of their Mexican specialties and make their way down the street to other activities. As a street side establishment you can order and eat in only a few minutes. Convenience, price and location appear to be the biggest attractions.
For 99 cents you can get a fish taco on a corn tortilla. The restaurant offers an option of either corn or flour. The corn tortilla has 70 vs. 150 calories, and 1 gram fat vs. 3.5 grams (1). Other than protein, the corn tortilla is a healthy choice when compared to the flour option.
The other option is to skip the deep fried fish taco and go for a grilled fish burrito priced at $4.75. Options include shrimp, scallops, salmon, and lobster. Each provides an alternative for better eating. The taste, price and palate fits well with the working population and college students demographics of the area.
The restaurant is simple in design, offers fountain drinks, quick and convenient. It looks busy and appears to draw a large crowd of local people. You may sit inside or on the patio and watch the street traffic. The night life crowd likes the convenience of a quick bit to eat before moving down the street.
4642 Park Blvd,