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El Tapatio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1111 1st St S, Willmar, MN 56201-3511
+1 320-214-0444
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Minnesota
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120 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called in an order, shredded beef chimichanga. It said it comes deep fried with lettuce,cheese, guacamole and sour cream. I asked for no guacamole. As you can see by the picture there is no lettuce or sour cream and I don't think it was deep fried because the tortilla was soft not crispy like it would be if it... More 

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Thank Kristine N
MN
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Always great food and great service. One of my favorites, and the best of Willmar. Chips are always fresh and warm.

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Thank SFischbach
Cartagena, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. The seafood fajita was supreme. Uniquely Mexican decor, very interesting. Reasonable prices.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I come through Willmar once every 6 months, I always make an effort to stop here! Lunch was super fast! I saw they had Lengua Tacos (beef tongue) so I had to try it here. Awesome tortillas and the meat was tender and cooked perfect. Not too many onions or cilantro. Perfect service and plate. If only I could have... More 

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Thank Josh N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten here 4 or 5 times this year and its always the same,,,,Great This is where I like to take company that enjoys just the right spice and great drinks. This is one of the many good eating places we have in Willmar. Come on over and find out how good Mexican food can be!

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Thank Ginger F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in late in the afternoon. We got prompt service and the food came out really quick. It was tasty and large portions. We will return on our next trip to Willmar!

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Thank smouck68
Grove City, Minnesota
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The menu is huge and I have tried many of the entrees and have never had anything that I did not love. This seems to be pretty authentic Mexican food and the decor is quite charming. They also have an outdoor patio for warm days. Staff is friendly and service is fast. A great place to eat!

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Thank jimbev2015
Willmar, Minnesota
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food taste good but unfortunately I have eaten there twice and both times I have gotten sick. The is tasty the service was fair, The atmosphere interesting just not for me. You go ahead and give it a try and see if you have a stronger tummy.

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Thank lgwildwoman
Belleair Beach, Florida
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112 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good and authentic ... wide selection ... almost too many choices. For a small rural town in West Central Minnesota, El Tapatio is pretty dog gone good. An endless bowl of chips and freshly made salsa with a large mug of beer make this a spot that you never leave hungry. The Chili Rellenos are very good. Would compare it... More 

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Thank MikeT545454
Magnolia, Delaware
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The service very nice. Prices are on the low side and the decoration is really interesting. Love to look at the tables, booths and chairs. Surprisingly, the food have not been "toned down" too much and you can enjoy spicy, taste dishes as they should be. If you like flan, go early. They run out of them very fast!

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Thank Gloria S

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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
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 1st St S, Willmar, MN 56201-3511
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Willmar
  • Phone Number: +1 320-214-0444

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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?