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El Tapatio - CLOSED

1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
+1 252-975-1505
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (6 reviews)
“cheese dip” (4 reviews)
“el pastor” (2 reviews)
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1302 Carolina Ave, Washington, Washington, NC 27889-3538
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We've been going to this restaurant for a few years, and seen many changes. The latest one includes a new owner, new chef, new name. And it is a major change for the better!! The complimentary salsa and chips are delicious, and we always get...More

Thank MarjH6
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The place is always packed! It kind of looks cartoonish and campy from the outside but inside you'll find fresh, delicious Mexican food. I avoid public restrooms like the plague, but after shopping and several cokes well, there was just no avoiding it. The ladies...More

Thank davtraveler911
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Oh my. In the first place, the name has changed to El Mariachi. I don't know what else changed, but the food today was terrible. Never, never again will I order the steak fajitas. There was no flavor at all to the entree. More onions,...More

Thank TracyW610
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Best Mexican food in Washington, but the worst service. We always have to wait forever for wait staff to come take our order, but several will be sitting at the bar or in a booth in their cell phones. Usually takes forever to get our...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the Tacos al Pastore. Friendly, clean and prompt. Would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys Mexican food.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 24 November 2016 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...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank June S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...More

Thank LizAndPogo
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.

Thank chrisund
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.

Thank Heike W
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  • 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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