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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
+1 361-516-1655
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come from Australia to visit relatives in town and always have to come here and have been for decades. Fast and amazing service, delicious food, amazing portion sizes, fabulous margaritas. We were only in town three days and had to come twice! We will be back.

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Thank logieb
Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a good option for cheap, decent food. However, I've found the food to be inconsistent in quality. Some days, omg, so good. Other days, you long for that good day. Never bad, just you know it's been better. It's probably 60% good, 25% decent, 15% not so good (but not gut wrenching bad). It can also be... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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221 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading the reviews. As I said in the title the service was great but the food was just ok. I had the tripe tacos and they were very large and stuffed. That would be great if the tripe had any seasoning and we're cut up better since it's very chewy. The rice was great, refried beans ok.

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Thank Lynn F
Tacoma, Washington
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559 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

First of all the service was very attentive and friendly. I really liked the tortilla chips. I think they were baked not fried. I had the shrimp cocktail and it was good although a bit sweeter than I'm used to. My hubby had tacos and they were huge. He ordered three and it was way to much for him to... More 

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Thank Susan H
New Bern, North Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Extensive menu selection with friendly wait staff. Food delivered quickly, hot, generous portion for a reasonable price. Nice, clean environment.

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Thank Samabbey
Sugar Land, Texas
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while headed down to the Valley. The best thing , while not great, was the guacamole. The green enchiladas were good. The beef fajitas were chewy, stringy and not worth ordering. A couple next to us ordered the mixed paradilla plate without the beef. It looked good. They probably knew not to get the fajitas. Best thing about... More 

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Thank Jay O
Wentzville, Missouri
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our lunch at El Tapatio. Both of us had the carne asada lunch special, couldn't pass it up for 6.99. Great flavor, more food than we could eat! Margs were good too! I only wish it were closer to Missouri, would be there several times a week. Yummy!

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Thank Llrn
Georgetown, Texas
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us by the guide at the King Ranch, and is #1 on Trip Advisor so we tried it! The food was average! Spouse's dish was supposed to come with sliced avocado, he got a tablespoon size serving of avocado mush! Refried beans looked like something my dog left behind, and the food was overly salted!

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Thank Anne V
Texas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and tried their cheese enchiladas and chicken fajitas. The tortillas were fresh and the rice was very tasty. Both meals were good.

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Kingsville, Texas
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best tex-mex food you can ever have. Since you are sitting they're bringing those chips with fried beans and salsa for free. Every day they have a special lunch price that can be easily shared for 2 people. The rice! It's perfect! Everything in this restaurant it's graded with an A+

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kingsville
  • Phone Number: +1 361-516-1655

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