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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
+1 863-686-6958
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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303 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I met friends from Tampa at Tapatios in Lakeland over the weekend. We just picked it based on reviews and we were not disappointed! The food is authentic and although the restaurant is not new and flashy, the food is what its all about there. The menu is expansive and prices are very affordable. I had the pork wrapped in... More 

Thank crazyhotelguy
new england
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great service large portions real home stile cooking! cheep eats friendly staff big margaritas best Mexican I have had in a long time!

Thank vw1966
Tampa, Florida
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually the parking lot is full and there are people waiting outside for seating when we drive by. Today we noticed a half full parking lot so we decided to stop and give it a try. Glad we did. We were seated immediately. Staff was prompt and friendly. The chips were warm and delicious. Food arrived quickly and was fresh... More 

Thank Bill M
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love going to Tapatios. Authentic Mexican food. Friend;y staff and great drinks. Usually some live music on the weekends that my wife and I enjoy at the south Lakeland location. Whenever we can;t decide on a place to done out, Tapatios comes up first. Family friendly.

Thank paulr502016
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great prices. Authentic Mexican food, great menu selection with great prices. Service is ways good. Wonderful place to eat lunch or dinner.

Lakeland, Florida
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322 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dropped in following intensive shopping and should have kept going. I was seated within 5 minutes of entering the door and I made customer number 7 in the restaurant. It took my waiter another 5 minutes to come and ask me what I wanted to drink. He then left and I never saw him again. Another 8 minutes and another... More 

Thank June G
Lakeland, Florida
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

An awesome locally owned Mexican restaurant. Home made salsa and chips get you started off on the right food. My family has loved every menu item since they opened.

Thank Heather E
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This place has good authentic Mexican food. The service could use some work though. Other than that is a decent authentic Mexican restaurant

Thank Raul D
Lakeland, Florida
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Tapatio's has great Mexican food. The service is good, and everyone is friendly. My family dined inside several times, but we usually do takeout. We almost always get the combination platters -- there are numerous combinations to choose from, so I like to try different mixes. The fajitas are excellent.

Thank Keith1009
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Ok. The salsa is the raw pickled type which I don't like. Chips are thick and not very tasty. This is probably a true authenic Mexican restaurant. I tend to be more of a Texmex lover.

Thank Charles K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-6958

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