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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
+1 361-516-1655
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tortillas” (13 reviews)
“bean dip” (4 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
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630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were passing through with grandkids on way to South Padre and hust had dinner at El Tapatio based on Trip advisor and hotel reviews. Wow, what an experience. Food was fantastic!! Have eaten lots of wonderful Mexican food in El Paso...More

Thank Danna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was totally blown away by the friendly service and the delicious food...the only negative part of our visit was the roach that scurried across the wall about halfway through the meal. 😕

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow the taste of everything we had for lunch was great! It was a busy place with an open room full of tables and booths. Service was real quick. BUT the reason to go here is tasty food. Starts with basket of chips of different...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We come from Australia to visit relatives in town and always have to come here and have been for decades. Fast and amazing service, delicious food, amazing portion sizes, fabulous margaritas. We were only in town three days and had to come twice! We will...More

1  Thank logieb
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a good option for cheap, decent food. However, I've found the food to be inconsistent in quality. Some days, omg, so good. Other days, you long for that good day. Never bad, just you know it's been better. It's probably 60% good,...More

Thank putinwords
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading the reviews. As I said in the title the service was great but the food was just ok. I had the tripe tacos and they were very large and stuffed. That would be great if the tripe had any seasoning and...More

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

First of all the service was very attentive and friendly. I really liked the tortilla chips. I think they were baked not fried. I had the shrimp cocktail and it was good although a bit sweeter than I'm used to. My hubby had tacos and...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Extensive menu selection with friendly wait staff. Food delivered quickly, hot, generous portion for a reasonable price. Nice, clean environment.

Thank Samabbey
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while headed down to the Valley. The best thing , while not great, was the guacamole. The green enchiladas were good. The beef fajitas were chewy, stringy and not worth ordering. A couple next to us ordered the mixed paradilla plate without the...More

Thank Jay O
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our lunch at El Tapatio. Both of us had the carne asada lunch special, couldn't pass it up for 6.99. Great flavor, more food than we could eat! Margs were good too! I only wish it were closer to Missouri, would be there...More

Thank Llrn
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30 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kingsville
  • Phone Number: +1 361-516-1655
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