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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
+1 970-858-1011
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got some dinner for take out from here while we were staying nearby and we were impressed with the level of detail they gave in preparing the items for take out so the food would stay in good condition until we were able to eat...More

Thank crazygrown
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the only restaurant that was open for us to have a late dinner on a weeknight. Totally did not disappoint. Great food, reasonable prices, fun decor. Would recommend.

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to late dinner about 9 pm at El Tapatio in Fruit, Colorado just near Grand Junction. The other couple recommended it as their favorite and family friendly for our teen. They had a special skirt steak, chicken and shrimp dish for 2(would have fed...More

Thank Kmermaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a child's plate and chicken enchiladas. The portions were quite large and tasted very good. It was a little overpriced though.

Thank DRTX3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was friendly and efficient despite the restaurant being busy. The menu is extensive with plenty of choice for all tastes. Portions are huge and the food was tasty.

Thank SidBarras
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We eat here often since we work here in town, and we're always very pleased - the service, food and atmosphere are consistently very good ! Prices are fair, portions are generous, wait-staff are very friendly, prompt and helpful, and the widely-varied menu if chock-full...More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A very attractive restaurant, I went in for lunch not long ago. Had the large combination plate. The food was delicious, the service was prompt. I would recommend this place to travelers and speaking of which, La Quinta and Super 8 Motels are within walking...More

Thank Howard970
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great staff! We had enchiladas and they were wonderful. The deco in this place was really cool. Our waiter was great too We travel this way several times a year & will stop again.

Thank MinturnJo
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped by about 8 pm for dinner. Place was not busy at all. Waiter for very nice. Our margaritas were good. Both of us ordered chili rellenos. They were okay, would not order again. Kind of blah. Had whole beans and rice and they were...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 4 February 2018

3 out of 4 items we ordered were wonderful, the shredded beef chimichanga wasn't great. That said, the service was fantastic. Friendly, food served quick and fresh, it obviously didn't sit under a heat lamp. The restaurant's atmosphere is very pleasant.

Thank Allison R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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