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La Tapatia

340 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2606
+1 760-747-8282
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tostada” (4 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
340 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2606
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was nothing really bad or really good. Just average. I personally didn't care for the chips. They were thicker than usual Mexican restaurant chips. The salsa was good. The restaurant appeared clean, but it could use a bit of TLC and sprucing up. Service...More

Thank maryaling
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We go to La Tapatia at least a few times a year, and have been for many years. It absolutely is a far cry from the food they delievered in the 1970's, so I am guessing they may have changed owners/managers, whatever. We had been...More

Thank RCrider
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We ate here twice in November last year - catching up now on some overdue reviews - based on a recommendation from someone at the Welk Timeshare Resort where we stayed. An old-fashioned place, the food was quite good. Chips and salsa complimentary were excellent...More

Thank rollo_orlando
Reviewed 1 March 2017

11:00AM not lunch "rush" yet, just got forgotten about, Maybe short handed today, Usually wait person checks back before handing me the bill. ????--- need to do a check for empty coffee cups.

Thank unseitig
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Good food the tables are old and uncomfortable service slow but still good food. Not many set down Mexican restaurants left like this one, most are fast food

Thank virginiasue65
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My brother is a bit of a picky person, so for him to keep returning to La Tapatia Restaurant & Cantina means that they are doing something right! He'll drive a dozen miles or so to come here because the food is consistently good; they...More

1  Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I lived in Escondido for about 6 years and would go to La Tapatia on a regular basis. Even now when I live close to downtown San Diego, the trip up to Escondido is worth it for the food.

1  Thank LooseElectron
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

La Tapatia seams like it has been here forever. We eat here about once every other year. Allways the same large portions and you leave full. There is something for everyone.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We ate here when we traveled to Escondido for a craft fair (don't bother to go to the craft fair) and stopped to have a bite to eat. The service was good, but the chimi and burros that we ordered were pretty bland. Nothing to...More

Thank szambed
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife had the Chicken Salad and I had a combo plate ( Taco, Tostada and Enchilada ) Everything was Super ............ even the Margaritas and Chips And Salsa. Some other reviews said they had bad service ......... ours was mostly a young guy from...More

Thank Countrydude4444
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-747-8282
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