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$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
Innere Margarethenstrasse 28, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 281 55 11
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
1 Feb 2018
“Spoiler Alert: It's Mexican. Sort Of.”
3 weeks ago
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Innere Margarethenstrasse 28, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and the beautiful interior have so much potential. It's a shame they don't make more of it. Unfortunately, it's not authentic Mexican food, more Swiss with a couple of chilis on the side. Very uninspiring and extremely expensive!

Thank JellyfishC76
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Perhaps this is good Mexican in Basel, I have not been to others, but it was pretty average food and fairly pricey for what it was (even taking Swiss prices into account). I had Pollo Mole which was very bland. Service was helpful but a...More

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Been here before and needed a quick tea/food before doing night work. Pleasant smiling staff, good range of food, but none cheap. Small and Yet very delicious

Thank ianmilne69
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Was looking for a place close to the office after leaving late. Walked by this spot and it looked super cozy, nice lighting, happy people. I was really surprised to see that it was Mexican - the ambiance and everything about it screams Italian. So...More

Thank AmyBSF
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We had an informal business lunch with a small group of three at Restaurant Tapadera in Basel. The restaurant offers Latin American / Mexican dishes and has a great salad buffet. Service was friendly and quick and the food delicious. Especially the fajitas with chicken...More

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed 23 October 2017

we have been their with another couple on Saturday night. food was excellent, atmosphere relaxed and people very friendly. Moreover they have a nice selection of wines at fair prices

Thank TomasoBasilea
Tapadera, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tapadera, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Good evening. Thank you for your nice comment. We're glad you liked our food and the atmosphere. See you soon again at Tapadera.

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Came on a Tuesday evening with a colleague and enjoyed the set meal for two which has plenty of variety and the quality is good. We enjoyed the food and it seems expensive but it isn't for Basel. Service was OK and efficient but not...More

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 18 December 2015

If you don't want to get sick and have a horrible experience STAY AWAY!!!!!! The worst Mexican restaurant I have ever been to by far. Very bad atmosphere, management and food are even worst. NOT AN OPTION.

1  Thank Alejandro C
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Once you accept the fact that it is hard to get very traditional Mexican food in Switzerland and that prices are high anywhere, then this restaurant is a good option. I have been here close to a dozen times and service was always very friendly...More

Thank Dindi_SE
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Decent fajitas, however served with small soft corn taco tortillas. The beef burrito neither looked nor tasted like a burrito...it was more like a shawarma in a hard pita shell. Overally priced. Staff is kind and efficient. Unfortunately, there are not many Mexican options in...More

Thank tayllita
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3 February 2015|
Response from Tapadera | Property representative |
Yes, we allow dogs and we offer water ;-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Innere Margarethenstrasse 28, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 281 55 11
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