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El Tapatio

1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
+1 252-975-1505
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“cheese dip” (4 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the Tacos al Pastore. Friendly, clean and prompt. Would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys Mexican food.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This has a colorful Mexican theme with lively painted chairs and lacquered tables . chips and dip were served with a creamy bean and cheese dip. The shrimp fajitas came sizzling with plenty of small shrimp, peppers and onions. House Marguerita was good. We had...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and awesome service. Can't eat too many tacos though. The soft ones get a little mushy.

Thank June S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I like that they have several vegetarian options. The food was reasonably good but the star event was, I mentioned that I'd get the check because my friend had had her birthday and I didn't think any staff had overheard but they brought out a...More

Thank LizAndPogo
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Recently had dinner. Strawberry daiquiris are quite good and were on special for $2.00. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant for Mexican dining.

Thank chrisund
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have eaten here three times over the course of about 10 years. Every time giving them another chance. Every single time both of us got sick after eating here. The staff were all friendly, but that does not excuse the food making us sick.

Thank Heike W
Reviewed 18 September 2016

They have a fantastic menu. Their lunch prices are Great and they give you a lot of food. They have added a Pinto cheese dip with the chips which I think is fantastic.

Thank Lisam1161
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

While the guacamole is subpar, the food is pretty good, and the service is fast and friendly. Try the fajitas!! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife had the combination meal and enjoyed it. Plenty of food and very hot. I had the veggie fajitas, ate my fill, and took the balance home for another meal. I added a bit of chicken and it was almost as good as fresh....More

Thank PurpleChip
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The chips and salsa, the cheese dip, and white sauce are the best. The food is authentic and the service is great.

Thank Kenneth W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-975-1505
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