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El Tapatio

914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
+1 805-343-2850
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“chili relleno” (4 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
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914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

So, we drove approximately 21 miles from Pismo Beach during a week vacation reading all the raving reviews of the place, we received the menu, and ordered our food told the waiter we could not have Spicy fire food, was told no not hot, well...More

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This place is very authentic: when communicating with the staff you are better off with Spanish than English. The three sauces we received along with the tacos very amazingly delicious. Do not miss it, when in Guadalupe – it is a bargain!

Thank Audreyka
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Family restaurant. Clean and welcoming. Took quite some time to receive food, but had chips, great salsa and bean dip while waiting. We were full already! Looking forward to visiting again.

Thank sqw
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We read the TripAdvisor reviews before deciding on which Mexican food restaurant to visit for lunch. So glad we decided on El Tapatio! Delicious! Family owned business for 30+ years. You can't find better "fresh" tortilla chips, even in Mexico. The bean, cheese and salsa...More

Thank CaboDoree
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My dad and I have switched from Nardo's to El Tapatio. The Diaz Family has been running this place for over 40 years. The kitchen is open, so you can see exactly how the food is made...just like at home, but in an industrial kitchen....More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went on a walk at Oso Flaco Lake and the Guadalupe Dunes to commemorate Huell Houser. Wonderful time and very meaningful. Part of Huell Houser's visit years ago was to stop by El Tapatio, so we decided to stop there for lunch after the...More

Thank Doreen G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stopped here and I had just finished up 3 rounds of chemo so my tastes were askew to say the least. The owner gave me 5 little cups of different red and green sauces to try to see which one I could eat before...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was traveling from Monterey to Santa Barbara via Hwy 1, and checked TripAdvisor for a good luncheon choice in Guadalupe. Glad I did. My wife and I had a chicken quesadilla and a steak salad. Outstanding. The grilled steak was perfect - I BBQ a...More

Thank HMS59
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went El Tapatio with two very experienced reviewers, my grandsons from Colorado. I had read the very good reviews and was wanting something different. Every dish that we tried was spicy good. The chips and three types of dips were to die for. The...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Generally I have been disappointed in the Mexican food offerings along the Central Coast area, but El Tapatio is the REAL DEAL! Having traveled (and eaten) extensively south of the border, I know good cooking. The chile relleno was a nice big fat Pasilla chile...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Guadalupe
  • Phone Number: +1 805-343-2850
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