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El Tapatio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
+1 970-245-6479
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good/authentic and the portions are HUGE! Nice atmosphere in small space, patio available during warmer months. The menu is extensive. The drinks selection is very large and there had to be 50 different tequilas on the menu - all prices are listed which is nice. We enjoyed beef tostada, flauta, enchilada and machaca w/egg - beans were... More 

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Thank dudpa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Best tacos in at least 200 miles. The staff is always amazing and the margaritas never disappoint! This is the only Mexican restaurant I will eat at in the Grand Valley.

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Thank Charity M
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90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I really liked the Authentic Mexican feel of this place, it reminds me of our trip to Cancun -- The Chipotle Enchilada was a surprise, absolutely delightful. The Mole Burrito was great, this was by far the best Mexican Experience I have ever had. Overall a great experience, the staff was very knowledgable and friendly, I definitely recommend this as... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had no sooner sat down than a plate of chips and salsas were before us. The huge menu took a while to get through, but both dishes were excellent. The margaritas are great. You can't go wrong with this place.

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Thank Ray W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We just had lunch at El Tapatio, it is delicious. I had a crispy chili rellanos that was the best I have ever had, and the Tacos were spot on. Excellent food and service. Will definitely eat here again when we are in Grand Junction!

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Thank Pam D
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously the best Mexican food I've ever eaten from California to Colorado. I had the fajitas and my wife had a crispy chili rellano and a carne asada taco. The rice and beans were perfect... I'll come back the next time we're in town and maybe even tonight.

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Thank Heber D
Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were visiting Grand Junction to see family and asked for a recommendation for the "best Mexican restaurant" in the area. El Tapatio got the hands down recommendation. We visited El Tapatio on a Sunday evening, the place was packed, and many of the guests seemed to be local residents, all speaking Spanish. We got a table without difficulty and... More 

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Thank John A
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The fajitas were mostly onions and peppers, very little steak. And $17. The margarita was mostly "rocks", that took up most of the volume on the glass. And that was $14. Maybe authentic Mexican chips are thick, but I prefer thin, light, and crispy. But the salsa was good. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Thank 906dougw
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Really good authentic Mexican food. Love their vegetarian menu options! Great margaritas too! I've been there several times and it hasn't disappointed. Give this place a try!

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Thank Heather E
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been here three times while traveling through Grand Junction. The food has been excellent all three times. Very authentic food. The second time I was there the service was somewhat slow, but the other two times it was good. The mixed drinks are good also. The menu is huge. I would go out of my way to eat... More 

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Thank Susi H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 970-245-6479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?