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El Tapatio

1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
+1 940-668-0740
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“pollo” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are locals and eat her about once a week. I'm a bit of a Mexican food connoisseur. If you love authentic Mexican food, then this is your place. Tex-mex is amazing as well! I have seriously never tried anything from here that I don't...More

Thank NHRDAFan!
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. The service at both locations is good. The prices are good. I definitely recommend either location

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there food is fantastic and the service is great very nice Mexican food very friendly and fast service good value for money

Thank mel754
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best in town! Everything I've ever tried was good. Fresh Hand made tortillas! You won't regret your visit!

Thank Derrell A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

went there to have lunch with my boyfriend. the food was really good. the service was good. over all great

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have not found a bad item on the menu. Friendly, fast service. Great values--daily specials. Dine in, take out, or catering available.

Thank Kristal Y
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stopped here recently on a Sunday night. Not crowded. Chicken fajita quesadilla was very good as was the salsa.

Thank oceanboy75
Reviewed 30 November 2016

It has been awhile since our last visit to Gainesville. We really enjoyed our last visit so we tried it again. Great meal of chicken, rice and beans and a chicken, salad and rice. Nice sized plate of food and the flavor was excellent. Plenty...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The service was very friendly, and super fast. I got the fajitas with beef, chicken and shrimp. It was very very good. Huge portion for 1. 2 people could eat this easy. The salsa was delicious. The booth was small, not good for big guys...More

Thank micabbott
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Best chili rellano I have had in years. The combo plate was delicious. Chips and salsa were out of this world. My waiter was genuinely attentive and I enjoyed his singing and bright attitude. I will be working in Gainesville for a few more weeks...More

Thank Jeannie C
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JoEllen B
Is there outdoor seating where dogs can be?
27 February 2017|
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Response from Kristal Y | Reviewed this property |
The only restaurant in Gainesville that has any type of outdoor seating(where dogs can be) is Sonic. There is also a food truck that is parked at the Farmers Market that offers outdoor dining. None of the restaurants to my... More
Mike M
Never mind. My DA can't read directions. Sorry.
28 August 2016|
Response from Deana N | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the business but I eat there often enough. They are open until 9:30 Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 Friday and Saturday night.
Mike M
What time do you close?
28 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 940-668-0740