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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

) #5 of 25 Restaurants in Fruita €€ - €€€ Mexican,
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
+1 970-858-1011
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Great selection of Mexican favorites. Almost too hard to choose. My only complaint is that they used taco shells on my shredded beef tacos. They should be made fresh. Ordered two only ate one because it became soggy. Enchiladas were...More

Thank LYNN C
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Tapatio was recommended by a fellow traveler. What a treasure this was to behold. The decor was authentic Mexican figures and paintings. The service was excellent and the entree was delicious. I would add, however, if you order the "Fajitas for Two." be prepared...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called ahead and got an indifferent voice about dogs on the patio. No greeting of hospitality of any kind. When we arrived we sat on the patio but I thought we were forgotten. 10 minutes for drink order and 10 minutes to arrive. Again...More

Thank FredinTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four recently spent four nights in the Fruita area while attending the annual Country Jam festival. We opted to eat at El Tapatio twice during our stay because the food was very good. The portions tend to be large, so we opted...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped by El Tapatio on our way back after a 3 day river trip so we were hungry for fresh yummy food. El Tapatio hit the mark. The food was fresh, tasty and prompt; the portions abundant and the service friendly but non intrusive....More

Thank Anitaff
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful lunch, great service & Loved the out side area! Will definitely be back for their advertised 2 for 1 Mexican draft beers during happy hour.

Thank Fay0917
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We ate here after our visit to Colorado National Monument based on reviews we saw on TripAdvisor. The regicide didn't disappoint! The Margarita was excellent! I had one of the best chicken chimichangas ever. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank lmm0526
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Welcoming staff and plenty of colorful Mexican decorations. Wide variety of menu choices. Service was friendly and fast. Food was excellent. I had a taco salad with beef that was ample.

Thank traveler4425
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Large dishes, variety of bottled & canned beers, diverse margarita menu. Clean place and attentive staff. Good mexican style dishes, would not say unique or superb, but certainly a good experience.

Thank Guldy_13
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Fruita to visit the Colorado National Monument and the night we arrived went to dinner here as it was adjacent to our hotel. This was some of the best Mexican cuisine I have ever had. It was prepared fresh and the salsa...More

Thank Richard H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fruita
  • Phone Number: +1 970-858-1011
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