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Taqueria El Tapatio

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421 S Ventura Rd # 10, Oxnard, CA 93030-6552
+1 805-382-2376
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter when I go, there's a line. Sometimes out the door! I don't mind because that just means it's good. I've been going g for years. The carne asada super burrito is my go-to. I also LOOOOOVE their Agua de melon. Fresh and delicious. Cash only. Zero ambiance. Call ahead and go to the front of the line

Thank Lori B
Flint, Texas
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285 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have had lunch at Taqueria El Tapatio a few times while visiting family. The tacos & burritos are very good! This restaurant is cash only & the line can be long at lunchtime.

Thank LarRanTravels
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

*CASH ONLY* They do have an ATM in the restaurant. Most things on the menu were between $5-$10 dollars, including many of the combination plates. Totally authentic Mexican restaurant and reasonably priced. I went on a Sunday, and the place was packed with families dressed in their "Sunday Best". They have about 20 small booths inside, and 12 tables outside... More 

Thank khoward67
Oxnard, California
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The food is just delicious ! Salsa bar, fresh chips, plenty of salsa verde ! Bring the whole family ! Tacos are cheap on Tuesdays Cash only. It won't break the bank You can invite your neighbors to join you for dinner and pay for it too !!

Thank PCYC869
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this place is great for mexican authentic food, clean and freiendly atmosphere, i would deffo come back and eat again, they have a ton of chips and dip and chillis, all the food is made fresh and home made tortillas too,

Thank Tilldogg
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The tacos are delicious, and come at a great price. I always feel like taking home a giant pot of their rice too! The rice is amazing; it tastes so healthy, and it's not dried out. The seating isn't too bad. Try to avoid the bench seat near the counter; people often lean on the back of the seat while... More 

Thank Tanay R
Port Hueneme
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

My husband and I love this place. We visit Camarillo and Oxnard locations and they're both amazingly delicious..The service is great as well.... Asada is juicy, crunchy tasty Tripas, Pastor is tender and flavorful, Ceviche is mmmm...as well as the Shrimp Cocktails.. I can go on and on... Prices and specials are a hit alone and then you have the... More 

1 Thank theashag
Ventura, California
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

It all started with people from a Texas organization visiting Oxnard this past summer. When asked for a good taco, most of the local staff pointed to this location. My wife loves good local food. So this past week we stopped here for a quick lunch. Yeah it's cash only (so is the original Tommies on Beverly and Rampart) ,... More 

Thank TheChiefFromCali
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224 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

They take cash only. Expect to wait in line. I should not write this review because the line is too long now. I know Mexican food. I have lived in the area 35 years and worked for a local utility co. 32 years in the field. Spent a lot of lunches all over this area. A little market in Somis... More 

Thank steve and lisa K
Burbank, California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

My husband and I were craving some great authentic mexican food without going to a big restaurant with big prices. We decided on this place and boy were we happy with our choice. My husband is from Mexico and was thoroughly impressed with the authenticity and freshness of the food. We originally wanted to split a burrito and a couple... More 

1 Thank RRCazador

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 S Ventura Rd # 10, Oxnard, CA 93030-6552
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: +1 805-382-2376

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