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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
+1 863-686-6958
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always ask for our best waiter and he has always given us the best service and the food is excellent. Free chips and homemade salsa. Our food is fresh and hot when served and the price is average. Great place to eat!

Thank donnar887
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's always a treat to eat at Tapatio's - the food is beyond great, always fresh, hot and spiced just right! Service is friendly and fast, and the owners take pride in their establishment and it shows in all they do and in the food that comes out of the kitchen. We go every chance we get!

Thank Diane C
Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My parents live in the Lakeland, FL area for 1/2 the year and found Tapatio's Restaurante Mexicano. They are hooked! They took me and my family there for dinner one night when we were visiting. I would go back just for the staff alone - especially the owner - the most amazing, sweet, kind, beautiful people in any restaurant I... More 

Thank J S
Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

At about the 4th tortilla chip in it was slightly soggy and had a taste of lemon. Oh well I didn't give it too much thought and moved on. It wasn't until I was over half way through the basket of tortilla chips that I discovered that this basket of chips had been at another table and the bottom contained... More 

Thank Gatorgal1998
Lakeland, Florida
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358 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

cheese dip cold and hard, guacamole dip excellent as always. Burrito Deluxe: meat dry and hard, lettuce wilted, tomato under ripe, and sauce almost none. Refried beans good as always. The La Grande - one burrito with chicken, one quesadilla with beef -- meat in both was dry and hard, lettuce was wilted, rice was dry but refried beans were... More 

Thank June G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My husband has been coming here for over 10 years. It is the place we always bring people who are visiting from out of town. Everything now great and the service is awesome, we feel like family here. FABULOUS chips and salsa to snack on while you're waiting for food. Prices are cheap and the food is great, this coming... More 

Thank Samantha N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Family own Rest., Best Service, Amazing Food and great Prices...there's nothing bad on their Menu..and the Drinks real good..been going there for many years and NEVER a bad experience..

Thank Frank M
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I met friends from Tampa at Tapatios in Lakeland over the weekend. We just picked it based on reviews and we were not disappointed! The food is authentic and although the restaurant is not new and flashy, the food is what its all about there. The menu is expansive and prices are very affordable. I had the pork wrapped in... More 

Thank crazyhotelguy
new england
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

great service large portions real home stile cooking! cheep eats friendly staff big margaritas best Mexican I have had in a long time!

Thank vw1966
Tampa, Florida
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150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Usually the parking lot is full and there are people waiting outside for seating when we drive by. Today we noticed a half full parking lot so we decided to stop and give it a try. Glad we did. We were seated immediately. Staff was prompt and friendly. The chips were warm and delicious. Food arrived quickly and was fresh... More 

Thank Bill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-6958

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