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El Tapatio Mexican Cuisine

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2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
+1 337-475-9022
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a good Mexican restaurant while staying at the casino and we happened to find this little bit of greatness. We ordered fajitas and they were on point. The queso was delish, as it is always iffy with queso I didn't know what to expect but this one was great! It was a blend of a white... More 

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Thank Marie S
Angleton, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

great staff, great choices, great food all at a great price! We started coming to Lake Charles a few years ago and found them on a google searc and once we tried it , we have been coming back ever since

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Thank gflippo
Iota
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Do not let the building or location steer you away. It's an old Pizza Hut painted loudly. The chips, salsa and margaritas were barely ok. Margarita on the weak side. The chilli relleno was ok and the beef enchilada would've been better at Taco Bell. BUT the Carne Asada tacos were the bomb diggy. The fresh/tender skirt steak pieces on... More 

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Thank Kittykatz65
Embarrass, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went because it was close to the hotel and could walk back. (Always a good rationale for trying a restaurant.) It had outdoor seating and an extensive menu which was also a plus. Most items were typical fare but they had ceviche (shrimp) which was a tad heavy on the cilantro but good. The green chile was good and my... More 

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Thank MnViking45
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I am a big beef fajita person. They were good. Had the chori queso and was good too. It had a lots of chorizo. And had onions tomato and peppers. Never had them like that before. Yum.

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1 Thank Nevo R
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126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I'm originally from south Texas and grew up eating traditional Mexican and Tex Mex food. This tasted like authentic Mexican food. I got the tamales with cheese on top. Waitress called it white cheese, it's goat cheese and its light and delicious. The tamales were not overly think like some Tex Mex tamales. They had great flavor and tasted homemade.... More 

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1 Thank JLGlenn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner June 9th. We have been before and were VERY impressed. Had to go back. There is NO other place in Lake Charles that offers authentic Mexican food and atmosphere like El Tapatio. Everything about this place, including the friendly staff, is great. We have put it on our top 5 restaurants we like going to... More 

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Thank Melinda M
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We regularly treat ourselves to El Tapatio - margaritas are always just right - food is also "just right" from fajita's to nachos - we always enjoy a great meal - service is excellent !

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Thank LtCOLB
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

El Tapatio has the absolutely BEST shrimp fajitas I have ever had. They are amazing. Especially if you add the queso to them. Really good chips and salsa too. If you are in Lake Charles and in the mood for Mexican, this place is a must.

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Thank Christy B
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The food was ok, the service was not so good. We sat and waited a lil while for someone to come wait on us and we had to end up going ask for service. There was only 3 customers including us in there so no excuse for that. When u asked for refills on chips and dip it's like they... More 

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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$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
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
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-475-9022

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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?