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El Tapatio

$$ - $$$Mexican,
134 E Orange Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-4830
+1 559-781-2115
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“barbacoa” (2 reviews)
“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
134 E Orange Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-4830
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

If your. looking for. authentic Mexican food. avoid this place at all cost. Taco Bell's sauce is. Spicier than this stuff .

Thank elias p
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Can't complain too much. One of the most popular Mexican restaurants in town. It's Americanized Mexican food, if you like your enchilada sauce on the sweet side you will love this place. The chips and salsa are good and people often order from here for...More

Thank joz222
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Has lunch with my family in this restaurant,yesterday, the waitress was pleasant and friendly, we ordered three main menu for the three of us, I was so pleased 😁 with their service, the cook himself served our food at the table and we were surprised...More

Thank gdpaw
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. Authentic Mexican food. I felt like I was at my mother-in laws house. Welcoming atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge Mexican food fan! I'm always looking for little whole in the wall restaurants that have great food. This Mexican restaurant didn't disappoint. I had the combination with 3 enchiladas, you could choose beef, chicken, or barbacoa. I had one of each. The...More

Thank Farron D
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the biggest burrito and enchiladas with my friend. We also ate it the next day because it was huge. Would have paid More for this amount of actually tasty food. Beef tasted great. Nice Service, they will sing for you on your birthday. Go...More

Thank Moritzlo
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I have two favorites from Wednesday is caldo de pollo translated it is chicken soup. It tastes just like my husband's mom homemade chicken soup. They also have nachos supreme de asada (steak). This place is also one of the limited place in town to...More

Thank Marisol S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We call days before and booked a party room at El Tapatio Restaurant. When we got there they gave our party room to some other group. They try to give us same tables out side the party room, when some of our group stated to...More

Thank 258rubenq
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious salsa. Very large portions. I had two beef tacos and one cheese enchilada. The rancho sauce is different and kind of sweet. It was yummy. The rice and beans were also excellent. The beef in the tacos was like pot roast, very tender. My...More

Thank jthudson
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This place is a porterville institution. It has been there for 20 years. Fantastic food, family run, great service with a cafeteria style atmostphere. The carne asada is fantastic. The shrimp cocktail is awesome. Their Mole sauce is famous in the area with a slightly...More

Thank Michael F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 E Orange Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-4830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: +1 559-781-2115
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