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El Tapatio

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550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
+1 302-836-6477
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Newark, Delaware
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing fancy. But great traditional Mexican / Tex-Mex dishes. The tortilla soup appetizer is highly recommended. The best part of this restaurant is the friendly service. Packed on Fridays and Saturdays but line moves quick. Worth the wait.

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Thank Litig8r68
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We swing down here from New Castle for lunch, passing several other Mexican restaurants on the way. Why? Because it is consistently clean, consistently fast, and consistently good. Lunch fajitas with steak are $9.50, always satisfying. Good place to take clients, saying "I value your business" without going over the top.

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Thank Smilingdan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Tapatio is a consistently good experience. Staff is always friendly, food is good, and always comes out fast. Never a bad experience.

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Thank shaisman
eastern shore
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Chicken enchiladas and rice very good, probably best I've had. Chips fresh and warm with great salsa.

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Thank medic4purple
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have frequented El Tapatio a few times now, and always have enjoyed the dining experience. One of the most friendly places where the staff are genuine and enjoy holding conversation with you. If you enjoy Mariachi, the band plays on Friday evenings.

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Thank Pat M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great food, the restaurant is clean, waitresses are friendly the food is nice an hot when it's served.

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Thank arcia D
New Castle, Delaware
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417 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I recently visited the El Tapatio restaurant in Bear, DE for the first time. When I walked in I noticed how colorful and festive this place was. The waitstaff were very prompt and friendly. Our entrees were served hot and they tasted delicious. This is becoming my favorite Mexican restaurant after one visit.

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Thank Curt K
Thousand Oaks, California
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. We both had combo plates. Served Pipping hot and quickly.The only thing that disappointed us that we wanted shredded beef. The serve regular hamburger meat. Deffently would recommend.

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Thank BlackRoseCher
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my best friend last night and I must say the food was delicious. I tried the pollo jalisco which is chicken breast with chorizo pineapple, jalapeños and cheese. The food was very flavorful and came out in a timely manner. The restaurant was really quiet so if you're looking to escape the loud restaurants and... More 

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Thank Travellover302
Newark, Delaware
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love to visit especially on Fridays. A mariachi band plays and it adds a real authentic sound to this happy restaurant. Love the food and Margaritas. Definitely a family place. So glad it is close to where we live in Bear

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Thank Paulinevee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bear
  • Phone Number: +1 302-836-6477

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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?