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El Tapatio Mexican

3514 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906-6312
+1 256-442-2288
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“peppers” (2 reviews)
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3514 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906-6312
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place needs renovation & a deep clean. It's a fun place to go, great service, good food...but...i refuse to go to places that don't take pride in their business. The last time we were there, we swore to not return due to filthe.

Thank Casey K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a very good Mexican option in Rainbow City. The decor is nice, the staff is friendly and the food is good.

Thank starry943
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Service was good and food was OK. I am not a big fan of Mexican food so take my comments with a grain of cilantro.

Thank John M
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place even though it desperately needs to be renovated. I've heard about the kitchen being nasty. The servers aren't super nice, but they do their job.The food is usually really good and the chips and salsa are delicious. I order the flaming...More

Thank Jessa C
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food is tasty and consistent. They haven't changed anything about the restaurant in ten years. Price is decent. Good flaming cheese. Very quick service and familiar servers.

Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

In the mood for some Mexican fare? We head to El Tap every time!! Food is not too expensive, we never have to wait in line to be seated, and the food is really good and cooked fresh to order. Comes to the table steaming...More

Thank barron670
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The service is good. The variety of food offered is good. The prices are very average, but the food just isn't that good. I'd much rather go across town to Mi Casita. It's not very clean. It's very pleasant, but I would much rather go...More

Thank jfdavis63
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Food is wonderful! I highly recommend it. Great family atmosphere with a beautiful view of the river.

Thank Rene G
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Good food great service. This place has been around for years for a reason. The staff knows what the customer wants

Thank genesismom05
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Chicken tacos are great, but the best dish on the menu is their 3 Flaming Cheese concoctions. It's like fajitas but with lots of cheese, plus onions and peppers (we always have them skip the peppers) and oh boy is it good! Your choice of...More

1  Thank Maureen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3514 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906-6312
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Rainbow City
  • Phone Number: +1 256-442-2288
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