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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
+1 970-858-1011
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Staff here are very courteous. Free flow of nachos salsa. Quantity in main courses are too much for one person to eat. Recommend everyone to order one main course item and 2 people can share. 👍👍👍👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

Thank Niranjanbi
Bauru, SP
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was an amazing surprise after an exhaustive day, the food is very good and was quickly delivered, the place has a nice staff and atmosphere.

Thank LeilaRangel
Breckenridge, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinda just joking but when we asked around for good restaurants in Fruita everyone said El Tapatio or Hot Tomato Pizzeria in town. Although we've lived in Breckenridge the last 5 years we are from NJ so we are by default pizza snobs. So Mexican it was. We were camping at Colorado National Monument just 5 miles up the road... More 

Thank Airam
Colorado Springs, CO
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at a hotel near here, so we decided to walk over and have dinner. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and service was good. The food was decent - not the best Mexican food I ever had, but better than some. Prices were reasonable.

Thank BJW17
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The restaurant was cleanand the staff friendly and punctual but I was disappointed by the food. My chicken quesadilla was EXTREMELY greasy. The grease poured off each piece to the point I was unable to eat it. For the price I expected much better.

Thank RayB53
Grand Junction, Colorado
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151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Fast and pleasant service. The meal was very good and there was lots of it, to go along with the chips and salsa. Four of us ordered different entree's and they were all very good. The restaurant was very clean, although the seat cushions in the booths need to be replaced, due to wear.

Thank Len L
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I was staying right across the street so it was very convenient. The front desk said they had good food so I walked over. I ordered the Mexican pizza. It was huge! And very tasty.

Thank Mark T
Vernon, WI
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Road trip from Las Vegas to Golden, CO. Stopped in Fruita, CO for the night and wanted a late dinner, but not fast food. El Tapatio was the only choice and I am glad it was. Great Mexican food and a lot of it (too much maybe for late evening, but that didn't stop me finishing it.) Good service and... More 

Thank KentBH
Alexandria, Virginia
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228 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The trip advisor app and an iPad can get you good food when you're traveling in unfamiliar areas. Coming across I70 the other day passing exit after exit of 'no services', we got extremely hungry. Thanks to all the reviews we were able to take a quick detour and get some great tacos and be on our way. Wish we... More 

Thank Coco A
st. george, Utah
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The margaritas were excellent and the food was good. Enchiladas were tasty and plenty of it. Service was good.

Thank phillytom_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fruita
  • Phone Number: +1 970-858-1011

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