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El Tapatio

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2300 Camanche Ave, Clinton, IA 52732-6034
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We are regulars at El Tapatio. The food is excellent. The prices are reasonable and serving size is large. We really enjoy the chips and salsa. The staff is friendly and fast. The Cheese Steak is one of my favorites but everything is delicious. We tried the other Mexican restaurants in town but think El Tapatio is the best.

Thank 2_on_the_loose
Clinton, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We dine here often. The staff is the best in Clinton. Chips and salsa to start off, and the salsa tastes different each time, but is always very good! The food is plentiful and delicious. Margaritas are great and inexpensive, especially on Thursday and Saturday. Give El Tapatio a try, you won't be disappointed.

Thank _prinzy4
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I come here with my friend a couple times a month. The service is always fast and friendly. The chips and salsa are delicious and the meal is reasonably priced! They have a 5.99 lunch deal which I love. The fajitas are amazing!!

Thank Jenny W
Fenton, Illinois
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509 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Whenever we eat here we are satisfied. The homemade salsa is delicious and my El Tapatio Burrito was huge and wonderful. My husband had the combination of a taco and enchilada and was very full at the end of the night. I recommend this fine Mexican place.

Thank peonyrose
Clinton, Iowa
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Dined here many times, great food and service, our favorite is Pollo Jalisco! Nice fresh chips and home made salsa that is top notch. Beer and cocktails available, cozy atmosphere.

Thank randygi
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

This is the first time we've been to El Tapatio in a while, and the experience was greatly changed. We usually enjoy the food and the service was always great, but this time, both were lacking. We pulled in because the sign said $2 off dinner combinations. We each ordered a dinner combo, and our son ordered pizza. The kids... More 

Thank Wilstanton
Saint Louis, Missouri
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Service was quick with warm chips and thin but tasty salsa delivered to the table. I had a combo meal - the chile re llano was good, very cheesy. The taco was average. Price is very fare. Standard Mexican fare across from the monstrosity that is ADM.

Thank AmBeAbZo
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Two of the best things going!!!! Fast service and the best Carnita's in Clinton Be sure to try with the Corn Tortillas Versus the Flour!

Thank dxrhoden
Buffalo, New York
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Recent dinner was take out food from this restaurant. Decent food...nothing special. There really isn't anywhere special to eat in Clinton, I'm afraid.

1 Thank bflobear11
Savanna, Illinois
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Asked to add some jalapenos and got just the right amount of heat and flavor. Comes with all the sides - beans, rice, pico de gallo, gaucamole, sour cream, shredded lettuce and cheese. Some recent remodeling spruces up the place and service is always excellent.

Thank wolflover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 Camanche Ave, Clinton, IA 52732-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton

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