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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
+1 863-686-6958
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great prices. Authentic Mexican food, great menu selection with great prices. Service is ways good. Wonderful place to eat lunch or dinner.

Lakeland, Florida
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340 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Dropped in following intensive shopping and should have kept going. I was seated within 5 minutes of entering the door and I made customer number 7 in the restaurant. It took my waiter another 5 minutes to come and ask me what I wanted to drink. He then left and I never saw him again. Another 8 minutes and another... More 

Thank June G
Lakeland, Florida
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

An awesome locally owned Mexican restaurant. Home made salsa and chips get you started off on the right food. My family has loved every menu item since they opened.

Thank Heather E
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This place has good authentic Mexican food. The service could use some work though. Other than that is a decent authentic Mexican restaurant

Thank Raul D
Lakeland, Florida
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Tapatio's has great Mexican food. The service is good, and everyone is friendly. My family dined inside several times, but we usually do takeout. We almost always get the combination platters -- there are numerous combinations to choose from, so I like to try different mixes. The fajitas are excellent.

Thank Keith1009
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Ok. The salsa is the raw pickled type which I don't like. Chips are thick and not very tasty. This is probably a true authenic Mexican restaurant. I tend to be more of a Texmex lover.

Thank Charles K
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Love their chips & salsa! Other food is good, reasonably priced, albeit a bit salty. Service depends on the time of day. Noon is pretty busy, but still chip & salsa come right away.

Thank 199marylh
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tapitio's may be the best Mexican food in Lakeland. The food is good, and you get large portions for your money. I think anyone taking college classes in restaurant business needs to watch how the restaurant is run. The food comes out fast and when a table of people leaves, the table is usually cleaned and ready for the next... More 

Thank Tom B
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have been to this location on a number of occasions. Most recently went for lunch. The staff is always quick to greet us when we walk in. On most visits the Owner/Manger will stop by the table and talk with us. The authentic Mexican food is always hot and delivered quickly. You can easily get in and out in... More 

Thank Bruce_Ogle
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Was in Lakeland to visit family and ate dinner here one night. The food was terrible!! We will not return to give it a second try. I am a true Mexican food lover, but this food was the worst I ever ate. Their carnetias were over cooked and very dry and stringy. Rice and beans were tasteless and bland.

Thank Ralph B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-6958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?