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El Tapatio

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Mexican, Southwestern
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7301 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-3211
+1 303-239-9872
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New York
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181 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Simply, one of the better Mexican restaurants I've been to when taking portion size, price, authenticity, and quality into consideration. A little salty, but not too much. A lot of food for not a lot of money. Their margaritas are also a deal in that you get a full pitcher of full-strength margaritas for around $20. Highly recommended!

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Littleton, Colorado
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We were seated quickly but it took about 10 minutes to see our waiter. When he did get to us, he wasn't friendly and was in a super hurry. The food ended up being very tasty and was served in ample amounts. I had the fajitas and they came with 6 flour tortillas which is far more than you get... More 

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Thank Mary D
Lakewood, Colorado
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have eaten here only twice, but will never go back. I gave it another shot thinking I just picked a bad day, but it was still terrible. They did have good margaritas, but the food was awful.

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Thank Gail M
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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191 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Tasty margaritas, excellent tacos. I had fish, my buddy had shrimp and both very pleased. One warning, it is a little spicier than I wanted, and I really like spicy. Their salsa with the chips was very spicy as was their pico.

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Thank Lonnie K
Hyde Park, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Good food, fair prices. Huge Margaritas $9.99 (medium). Too many chips, LOL. Very large portions. Excellent service. I had a steak fajita, overflowing pan. My wife had a chimichanga that was just huge.

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Thank Ray L
Lakewood, Colorado
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

This place is very close to our home, so we have tried it 4 times now. Every time the food has ranged between poor and mediocre. We've had rude and uncaring service once and great service the other 3 times. Unfortunately every time I leave I feel unsatisfied and disgruntled because the food was not good. I tried Chile rellenos,... More 

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Seattle, Wa
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

The service and atmosphere were wonderful, and it was a fun place to eat. The salsa and chips were very good, but after that, the entrees were average.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

I broke my longstanding rule about not ordering seafood at a Mexican restaurant. I got the halibut dinner (I know it's a long way from the Pacific) and it was excellent! Their salsa is also perfect. Loved the food. The young lady who served us was attentive, friendly, and helpful. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

So the restaurant we were going to visit was closed. We noticed El Tapatio on the way so decided to circle back. So glad we did! We opted for outdoor seating and enjoyed the fresh night air and outdoor lights as we dined. I ordered fajitas as I almost always do when I'm at a Mexican restaurant and my daughter... More 

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Thank Phil L
Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I am actually said to write a mostly negative review because the food was actually pretty good compared to a lot of Mexican restaurants I have been to recently. My biggest complaints is the service. My husband and I came here for lunch after seeing a matinee movie at Belmar. We were seated right away and were given our drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7301 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 303-239-9872

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