We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Tapatio

914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
+1 805-343-2850
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$
DETAILS
914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
Write a Review
Reviews (32)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a walk at Oso Flaco Lake and the Guadalupe Dunes to commemorate Huell Houser. Wonderful time and very meaningful. Part of Huell Houser's visit years ago was to stop by El Tapatio, so we decided to stop there for lunch after the...More

Thank Doreen G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here and I had just finished up 3 rounds of chemo so my tastes were askew to say the least. The owner gave me 5 little cups of different red and green sauces to try to see which one I could eat before...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Was traveling from Monterey to Santa Barbara via Hwy 1, and checked TripAdvisor for a good luncheon choice in Guadalupe. Glad I did. My wife and I had a chicken quesadilla and a steak salad. Outstanding. The grilled steak was perfect - I BBQ a...More

Thank HMS59
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I went El Tapatio with two very experienced reviewers, my grandsons from Colorado. I had read the very good reviews and was wanting something different. Every dish that we tried was spicy good. The chips and three types of dips were to die for. The...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Generally I have been disappointed in the Mexican food offerings along the Central Coast area, but El Tapatio is the REAL DEAL! Having traveled (and eaten) extensively south of the border, I know good cooking. The chile relleno was a nice big fat Pasilla chile...More

2  Thank schwakes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up at this place for breakfast by pure mishap but thank God we did!! Don't let the decor fool you, it's simple. Their salsas are amazing!!! The food was delicious and authentic (the closest to my mothers home cooking), the tortillas are freshly...More

Thank Arnali6
Reviewed 23 August 2016

authentic mex food...don't expect it to be like taco bell....this place is like TJ and people are nice.....i guarantee u will not get sick....go in an eat.

Thank Guadalupejoe
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Family of 8 sightseeing and so glad we tried this place. We knew it would be good because you can see the food being made. They started with flour and lard...nothing out of a supermarket bag. The chips and salsa are freshly made throughout the...More

Thank EllenBob
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We just stopped for a beer and a snack. We chose the nachos with all the fixings. They were the best nachos we've ever had! We feel confident all items on the menu would be just as awesome. The family who owns this restaurant were...More

Thank Karla75
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The food was some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. The huevos rancheros were perfect and the Carnitas is some of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank Billi C
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
La Simpatia
12 reviews
.24 km away
Guadalupe Restaurant
6 reviews
.33 km away
Nardo's Restaurant
8 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Luffa Farm
51 reviews
8.94 km away
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
98 reviews
13.93 km away
PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
159 reviews
14.11 km away
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
37 reviews
7.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Tapatio staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Guadalupe
  • Phone Number: +1 805-343-2850