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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
+1 970-858-1011
10:00 - 23:00
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alpine, tx
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place for Mexican. Hot chips are fresh, food is yummy, plentiful and a fair price. You can easily split an entree. People who drink love their margaritas. The only reason why I didn't give five stars is because it's above average Mexican food but not the best I've ever had.

Thank saddlehorn
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We ALWAYS stop at this restaurant coming and going to Moab, and in fact plan our travel timing around being able to have a meal here. This time, it was two lunches (coming and going). As always, the food is fantastic, service fast and very friendly, and the restrooms spotless. Love this place. (and the Chipotle Enchiladas)

Thank BARLEYthedog
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I stopped in on New Years Day evening after a day traveling by car and were looking forward to a nice meal and a couple of cocktails. We checked with Trip Adviser and found that the top restaurants were closed for New Years Day but noticed that El Tapatio was open and close to our motel so... More 

Thank Buttman73
Fruita, Colorado
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I like this mexican restaurant the best. They have hot, fast and fresh lunch specials. It's the best in town, IMO.

Thank seriousfoodie22
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Staff here are very courteous. Free flow of nachos salsa. Quantity in main courses are too much for one person to eat. Recommend everyone to order one main course item and 2 people can share. 👍👍👍👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

Thank Niranjanbi
Bauru, SP
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place was an amazing surprise after an exhaustive day, the food is very good and was quickly delivered, the place has a nice staff and atmosphere.

Thank LeilaRangel
Breckenridge, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Kinda just joking but when we asked around for good restaurants in Fruita everyone said El Tapatio or Hot Tomato Pizzeria in town. Although we've lived in Breckenridge the last 5 years we are from NJ so we are by default pizza snobs. So Mexican it was. We were camping at Colorado National Monument just 5 miles up the road... More 

Thank Airam
Colorado Springs, CO
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were staying at a hotel near here, so we decided to walk over and have dinner. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and service was good. The food was decent - not the best Mexican food I ever had, but better than some. Prices were reasonable.

Thank BJW17
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The restaurant was cleanand the staff friendly and punctual but I was disappointed by the food. My chicken quesadilla was EXTREMELY greasy. The grease poured off each piece to the point I was unable to eat it. For the price I expected much better.

Thank RayB53
Grand Junction, Colorado
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Fast and pleasant service. The meal was very good and there was lots of it, to go along with the chips and salsa. Four of us ordered different entree's and they were all very good. The restaurant was very clean, although the seat cushions in the booths need to be replaced, due to wear.

Thank Len L

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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fruita
  • Phone Number: +1 970-858-1011

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