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El Tapatio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
+1 252-985-0027
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Coats, North Carolina
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was slow and the waitress not attentive . Had the fajita Guadalajara . Lots of meat but no flavor. W

Thank 109carmeng
Climax, Georgia
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real Mexican food at average prices. Good beer selection. Friendly staff and good decor. Easy access.

Thank Thomas P
Nashville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We love el tap. It's the only place we go fir Mexican in rocky mount or Wilson. My chori pollo and shrimp tacos were great. The waitress was nice but very slow. One thing at a time. The meal too way too long for lunch. Still going back.

Thank Tim S
Cornelia, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We ate here with friends. There were nine people and we did not wait long to be seated. The waiter was nice and attentive. The food was served fast. All of our meals were very good.

Thank Trenell55
Ashburn, Virginia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We just visit El Tapatío for lunch today. Was really pleased with the food. The prices are incredible (coming from the DC metro area), and the lich portions were fairly large. I had the lunch fajita quesadilla, husband had the lunch chori-pollo and my youngest had the kids cheese quesadillas. My oldest needed something bland, as she is recovering from... More 

Thank Liz S
Nashville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

By far best Mexican food in the area. Had the tornado burrito. Excellent. Handled my "on the side" requests accurately. Kept the chips stocked and tea glass full. Great experience.

1 Thank Tim S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The service was a little rocky at first. When we came in the reception was awesome and was quickly seated. When our waitress took our order she seemed a bit abrupt, and rushed. It was later noticed about a half hour into our meal she was walking out the door. (Her shift ended.) All in all the atmosphere was great... More 

Thank James S
Summerville, South Carolina
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was our second visit to El Tapito and we were as pleased as we were on our first. This is not the typical Mexican menu and the offerings include a variety of well-prepared and nicely presented dishes. The restaurant is warm and friendly and the service well-paced and attentive. Don't miss the fresh guacamole (order spicy) prepared tableside.

Thank Fred M
Nashville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have eaten here many times over the years and the food was great. no so , yesterday!! both myself and my wife had to make emergency runs to a bathroom in less than an hour after eating lunch there. There was some dirty silverware and it was not as good as usual. service was really bad also. must have... More 

Thank V2184VXgeorgeb
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
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371 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I had lunch at El Tapatio while on a recent business trip to Rocky Mount. The Mexican food here is above average. I particularly enjoyed the chips, they were clearly homemade with fresh salsa. I opted for the "pick two" menu choice. This was an excellent feature of El Tapatio, rather than trying to locate the exact pairing of burrito,... More 

Thank copperdragon66

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-985-0027

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