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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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8220 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4302
+1 401-295-2280
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11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The main thing that stands out was how fresh all the ingredients were, that everything was not buried in a non-descript red sauce, that you could taste the flavor of each ingredient. Really large portions, so plan to share. Great Mexican flavors without being pedestrian. Authentic, fresh ingredients... you will like it!

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Thank M616M
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Came with a large group. Everyone at the table agreed that the food was totally lacking in flavor. My salad was perhaps the worst I have ever had. The menu description made it sound good, but it was very disappointing. No one finished their food. And the waitress never asked anyone how they enjoyed their meal. I don't understand how... More 

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Thank Catherine R
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Let me just say. I was a bit skeptical when I went to order food to go due to the previous time the order was wrong and food was cold when I got home but let me just say that they must have fixed something. We ordered dinner and when I got home (10 min drive) the food was just... More 

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Thank Gbrownpts
Saint Augustine, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

we just stopped for a drink and ended up staying for dinner. Very good Mexican food for reasonable prices. We sat in the bar area and the bartender was our server, he was excellent. He knew all of the items we has questions about and was very efficient and friendly. We'll go back.

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Thank Jack1247
Rhode Island
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I was determined to return to this place after several years as I was not satisfied with my previous visit. This time however the menu was expanded, the portions were bigger and the house margaritas are the same price ($8.00) they were when this place first opened up (meaning they were overpriced at that time). I had a shredded beef... More 

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Thank GeorgefromRhody
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

El Tapatio has been going strong for years now and they are consistently great. They portions are huge and delicious. I have been there easily a dozen times and never had food I didn't love. The fish tacos are my favorite. And, the prices are very reasonable.

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Thank whitly37
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic, drinks were good! I recommend this for family outings or friend outings. Fun atmosphere as well!

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Thank burpee43
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick drink with friends. Service was very good. Great spot for a drink. Did not eat, but food looked good.

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Thank John M
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

A decent enough Tex-Mex restaurant suitable for getting your enchilada or burrito fix. The servings are ample, particularly the El Tapatio burritos and can usually bank on taking half of it home for a meal the next day. That kind of frugality is appealing because I think El Tapatio is a little on the expensive side for Tex-Mex, and it's... More 

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Thank Chang- G
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The food is great. We had a party of 11. The waiter did a good job keeping glasses full, brought food promptly, and left us alone to visit. It was a wonderful place for a graduation extended family dinner.

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Thank Celia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8220 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-295-2280

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