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El Tapatio

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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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9 reviews
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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
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My husband ordered three pork carnitas tacos and they were filled with meat! My husband was very happy! I ordered the mediano combo (tostada and chile relleno). I ordered a ground beef tostada and the ground beef was seasoned like meat for tacos which I did not like. The salsa was very tasty and not too hot!

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Thank Jas633_12
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was fairly traditional Mexican food. Shrimp cocktail was huge and good. Kids meals were also very large. Margaritas were a little too sweet, but were a good deal on special.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Visited last night and will go back again. It's one of those places you want to call it a hole in the wall! Great service, flavorful margs and outstanding Mexican fare. Had the shredded beef chalupa and crispy Relleno. Hard to find any restaurant serving crispy relleno's these days. Everything did not taste the same and not covered in sauces... More 

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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Mrs SmellyOldGoat and I were returning home from Phoenix. I-17 & I-40 were busy, so we headed North through Utah and then East through Colorado. This put us in Grand Junction and dinner time. I used TripAdvisor to search for restaurants. Fortunately, we could not find our first choice. We followed the map and drove around the block 3 times,... More 

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Thank SmellyOldGoat
Grand Junction, Colorado
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173 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Small restaurant with gaudy décor. But then that's kind of standard for Mexican restaurants. But you don't go to a Mexican restaurant for the visuals, you go for the food . . . and El Tapatio delivers some good stuff. This is one of my favorite Mexican places in Grand Junction. So many of them overdo it on the cheese,... More 

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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Great food and the best margs by far ... we usually order whatever the special margarita is and it is always delicious & strong. Cheese dip is so yummy and the crispy chili relleno is top notch. Great, now I have to go back because even writing about it is making me HUNGRY!!!

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Thank Chelsey S
Grand Junction, Colorado
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I really love their cholesterol free beans, in fact, I'd go and eat just a big bowl of those they are that good! But I also order their vegetable enchilada, which is no longer on the menu but they make it for me and wow! It's amazing! they must sauté the vegetables and mushrooms in butter, I went this last... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Grand Junction, Colorado
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

well you better be hungry. every plate is super big.. dinner is ridiculous. I would prefer smaller portions and cut the price, but as usual they don't ask me. Super good food. never had a bad meal ...... staff if friendly but as usual most don't speak english and it can be a challenge to get what you think you... More 

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Thank David B
Florissant, Missouri
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Though good, there is nothing outstanding about this restaurant. It has good food at reasonable prices in a pleasant setting.

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?