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El Tapatio

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1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
+1 252-975-1505
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has a colorful Mexican theme with lively painted chairs and lacquered tables . chips and dip were served with a creamy bean and cheese dip. The shrimp fajitas came sizzling with plenty of small shrimp, peppers and onions. House Marguerita was good. We had flan for dessert. Was good, with chocolate and whipped cream finish. Service was excellent. Only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and awesome service. Can't eat too many tacos though. The soft ones get a little mushy.

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Thank June S
Greenville, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like that they have several vegetarian options. The food was reasonably good but the star event was, I mentioned that I'd get the check because my friend had had her birthday and I didn't think any staff had overheard but they brought out a free dessert, made her wear a huge sombrero and sang happy birthday to her. It... More 

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Thank LizAndPogo
Washington, NC
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Recently had dinner. Strawberry daiquiris are quite good and were on special for $2.00. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant for Mexican dining.

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Thank chrisund
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have eaten here three times over the course of about 10 years. Every time giving them another chance. Every single time both of us got sick after eating here. The staff were all friendly, but that does not excuse the food making us sick.

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Thank Heike W
Washington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

They have a fantastic menu. Their lunch prices are Great and they give you a lot of food. They have added a Pinto cheese dip with the chips which I think is fantastic.

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Thank Lisam1161
Round Hill, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

While the guacamole is subpar, the food is pretty good, and the service is fast and friendly. Try the fajitas!! You will not be disappointed!

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Thank Douglas K
Chapel Hill, NC
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife had the combination meal and enjoyed it. Plenty of food and very hot. I had the veggie fajitas, ate my fill, and took the balance home for another meal. I added a bit of chicken and it was almost as good as fresh. Lots of locals eat there regularly. This was our first visit.

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Thank PurpleChip
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The chips and salsa, the cheese dip, and white sauce are the best. The food is authentic and the service is great.

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Thank Kenneth W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Good food gave large portion of food that came with meal ,staff was friendly been there on several occasion have not been disappointed yet the meal took a little while to get there so don't be in a rush.

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Thank Mike E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-975-1505

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