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El Tapatio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1205 North Grand Avenue, Gainesville, TX 76240
+1 940-668-0740
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Leander, Texas
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560 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It has been awhile since our last visit to Gainesville. We really enjoyed our last visit so we tried it again. Great meal of chicken, rice and beans and a chicken, salad and rice. Nice sized plate of food and the flavor was excellent. Plenty of chips, salsa and tortillas. Our service was quick and attentive making sure we had... More 

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Garland, Texas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The service was very friendly, and super fast. I got the fajitas with beef, chicken and shrimp. It was very very good. Huge portion for 1. 2 people could eat this easy. The salsa was delicious. The booth was small, not good for big guys but they have tables too.we will defiantly go again. Prices were reasonable and the restaurant... More 

Thank micabbott
Fargo, North Dakota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Best chili rellano I have had in years. The combo plate was delicious. Chips and salsa were out of this world. My waiter was genuinely attentive and I enjoyed his singing and bright attitude. I will be working in Gainesville for a few more weeks and plan on visiting often.

Thank Jeannie C
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is not your "Tex-Mex" restaurant. They have an excellent and diverse menu. I eat here twice a month. I have experienced almost all of the items on the Menu and have never been disappointed. Excellent real cheese "queso" dip.

Thank Kameron K
Texas, USA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you're looking for good food, a nice atmosphere and great service then this is the place to go. We've never been disappointed at either location and the prices are excellent. Take out is another great option and don't miss their lunch specials.

Thank Deana N
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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350 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I'm new in town on business and used TP to find place to eat. I was craving Mexican and very glad I went here. I had El Tapatio fajita, large portion for one...chicken, beef, shrimp, chorizo. Tortillas are fresh made. I asked for spicy salsa, they brought out plate of 3...all salsas were fresh. Prices very good and all portions... More 

Thank M P
Euless, Texas, United States
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I went next door for lunch but they were closed. I saw many people entering and exiting the restaurant and thought i would give it a try. The service was so-so and the salsa was average store taste. The Carne Asada tacos were good but it would have me coming back. The restaurant was full of customers so they are... More 

Thank Jaime C
Santa Clarita, California
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Nice atmosphere and great service. They were also very fast and kept our drinks refilled without the need to ask. The food was tasty; the salsa was fantastic.

Thank M K
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We all had different dishes and all were really good. The chips & salsa were great. Warm, thin & crispy chips with spicy salsa (not too hot unless you ask for). Try the chorizo sausage, it comes on a sizzling cast iron platter with bell pepper & onions like fajitas. The burrito's were huge. The quesadilla was also large with... More 

Thank TCMaz
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168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We attended a concert at the WinStar Casino and decided to eat close to our hotel and not much was open. Food here was very average. Challenge with communication on a drink issue. Would not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 North Grand Avenue, Gainesville, TX 76240
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 940-668-0740

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