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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
+1 931-372-0246
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating at the El Tapatio restaurants in Cookeville for over 13 years now. We occasionally eat at another Mexican restaurant and always remember why that we consistently go back to El Tap. The food is always fresh and hot, the seasonings are...More

Thank gs_and_ss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eltap is a great place to take the family for a great tasting meal that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Our family eats there at least once a week.

Thank Janie C
Reviewed 7 December 2017

It was so nice to be able to walk from our room at the Thunderbird Motel to El Tapito. The food was fabulous and the service exceptional. I recommend it.

Thank LCLowe
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were staying at the Best Western in Cookeville - this restaurant shares the same parking lot so it was a pretty easy choice for supper - we were there around 5:30 pm. Very busy place - seems popular with families as it was full...More

Thank Billk54
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Over the years while attending a weeklong conference I always made at least one trip to this restaurant. In the last 30days I visited Cookeville twice ordered the same menu item and the food actually got worse. The staff are polite and courteous, but the...More

Thank littlerOse0906
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine said I needed to try this restaurant and I am so glad I did! The food, was excellent! And the price was very fair to the portion size. The wait staff was friendly. It is walking distance from the hotel I...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Traditional and authentic Mexican food... huge 32 oz mugs of ice cold beers... great salsa too.. decently priced... right next to the Best Western Lobby.

Thank Randa P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I ordered Chili Colorado. The red sauce was thin, watery, and without much flavor. The meat had an unfamiliar flavor for which I did not care. On the other side of the table, my wife had a Chicken Chimichanga that she found delicious. Our sever...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Food was good but not wonderful, ok on the friendly service. My husband how ever likes the restaurant ok.

Thank 638joycer
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

El Tap has great food at a very reasonable price. Fried jalapenos are perfect. El Tap does not nickel and dime you to death, when you want it your way. I have been to other Mexican restaurants in Cookeville that charge you for everything even...More

Thank a1cellman
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5 October 2017|
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Response from travelers3or4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve alcohol. But the isn't a patio. Only inside dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-0246
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