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770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3545
+1 847-956-9411
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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427 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chilli Relleno is one of my favorites, so when they do it with chicken as well, I have to say : Why not? It was very good, and I enjoyed it a lot. Nothing fancy, but the place didn't disappoint!

Thank mspreh
Rogers, Arkansas
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, but more than that it's kind of like a cheers of Mexican food! It was a fun atmosphere. I loved it! It was too cold to go out on the outdoor patio, but if I lived there, I would frequent often!

Thank ChristyAnderson
Batavia, Illinois
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156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Because of moving away from the area we had not been there in quite some time. Decided to make the long ride over and it was well worth it. We were greeted at the door with an abundance of friendliness and smiles. Of course had the margaritas which were quite tasty followed by the mini tamal verde appetizer, chiles rellenos... More 

Thank kniden
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have a few Mexican restaurants in Elk Grove, but this one is our favorite! The food is very authentic. If you are a vegetarian, the Cream of Cilantro Soup and spinach enchiladas are great choices, but if that is what you are wanting to try, call ahead, as they are not always on the menu. On Friday and Saturday,... More 

Thank Katie N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I first experienced eating a chimichanga at this restaurant. I was age 10 and my aunt recommended it and I was hooked. I almost always get a chimichanga whenever visiting this restaurant and I have still not been disappointed. Nice family owned restaurant. I also recommend their food: Tapalpa rolls, quesadillas with steak in them, and Fajitas. I'm sure they... More 

Thank Christina R
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good food, but definitely on the pricey side, and a lot to spend for lunch. It's nice to be able to sit outdoors in nice weather, though.

Thank sellacct
Medinah, Illinois
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Overall, it was decent but not delicious. Hard to find great food. We did eat it all. I also thought it was pricey for the type and quality of food. In fact, this would be the main reason for not returning. Price versus quality ratio is not there. It was quite busy. As far as the best Mexican food in... More 

Thank steve s
East Coast
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love this restaurant. You walk through the door and you could be right outside Guadalajara. Bright colors and decorations. Pictures of what looks like decades of customers. Well lit space with a nicely divided area. We couldn't eat outside because of the weather, but I'll try it next time - and there will be a next time! At lunch... More 

Thank tako65
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I liked the old owners as they were very friendly and it was a couple. The food is still good however. Prices have gone up here as everywhere. It's less expensive than other Mexican restaurant in "Elk Grove.

Thank Carlene H
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Tapalpa is a family owned and run restaurant, and they make you feel like family when you are there. I especially like the things that are unique to this restaurant - my favorite is the Pollo Relleno. They have all the classics as well. Great margaritas, and a street taco special you can't beat. The service is swift and friendly.... More 

Thank Sunengine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elk Grove Village
  • Phone Number: +1 847-956-9411

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