We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
+1 931-372-0246
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (251)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from Chattanooga and decided to stop here for lunch. It was delicious! I had a grilled chicken quesadilla and my husband had the chicken chimichanga. The chicken was delicious! He didn't care for the salsa as much but I thought it was...More

Thank christienrandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not something to rave about just so so food nothing special. Only thing I had that was out of this world was the cheese dip.

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet some family for a late night dinner and had a great time, the staff was awesome the food was awesome and they even sang happy birthday to my wife and had her were a sombrero and then smashed whipped cream in her face,...More

Thank Allen6969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always the best service and the food is great. Always good to change it up every time we go. Never disappointed

Thank MMShirley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly staff service fast good food try the chicken tossed salad all food and drinks are great . Family owned drinks are very good 😃

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have of all things a tomato allergy, so that includes peppers ALL peppers, and onions. The staff here were very kind and made sure nothing touched my plate. Plus they got rid ofmy salsa as soon as i mentioned it and brought me ranch!...More

Thank jacindapeck
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We visited friends and decided to go to El Tapatio....what a great treat. Food was fast and hot, as well as tasted delicious. Staff was very friendly, and reasonable prices. There was a slight wait to get in, but moved very quickly and could tell...More

Thank RSHGrandRApids_MI
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I really like the food and service here. They make there salsa right there it is delishious. I do take out sometimes and it is in a nice reheatable container, they do everything I've tried very well. Would recommend you try them when your in...More

Thank 605janisj
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have been eating at the El Tapatio restaurants in Cookeville for over 13 years now. We occasionally eat at another Mexican restaurant and always remember why that we consistently go back to El Tap. The food is always fresh and hot, the seasonings are...More

Thank gs_and_ss
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Eltap is a great place to take the family for a great tasting meal that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Our family eats there at least once a week.

Thank Janie C
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Cookeville
Best Western Thunderbird Motel
568 reviews
.08 km away
Clarion Inn
243 reviews
.09 km away
Hampton Inn Cookeville
509 reviews
.27 km away
Americas Best Value Inn of Cookeville
60 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Coast Burrito
168 reviews
.29 km away
LongHorn Steakhouse
146 reviews
.24 km away
Cracker Barrel
148 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cookeville Depot Museum
82 reviews
2.84 km away
Dogwood park
40 reviews
2.68 km away
Russell Stover Chocolates
38 reviews
6.05 km away
Red Silo Brewing Company
17 reviews
2.95 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from travelers3or4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve alcohol. But the isn't a patio. Only inside dining.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-0246
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing