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Tapanco

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Mexican, Steakhouse, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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Blvd. Popotla No. 735, Rosarito, Mexico
661-100-6035
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is the sister restaurant of El Nido and Los Pelicanos in Rosarito Beach

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good time

Good food and a large variety of choices steak, Deer, Lamb, Sea food and more. really like the huge salad brought to the table with lots of choices on a round platter, it was kind of like a private salad bar. The service was very attentive, however if you don't speak Spanish it may be hard to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Jim B
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fullerton
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fullerton
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good food and a large variety of choices steak, Deer, Lamb, Sea food and more. really like the huge salad brought to the table with lots of choices on a round platter, it was kind of like a private salad bar. The service was very attentive, however if you don't speak Spanish it may be hard to communicate with some... More 

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Rosarito, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Tapanco is always a good choice to for nice meal. They are very consistant in their quality of meals and their service is above average. They have a varied menu and most dishes are a decent value for the money. I felt the fajitas were kinda skimpy for the price but it includes their soup and a fun "make your... More 

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lexington, ma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The meat and fish dishes are amazing. Save room for dessert! Service is always extremely attentive and the make at the table salsa amazing... Go for mild, even if you like hot fury.. Chiles are strong!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Of you are in Rosarito you've gotta go to Tapanco. Not only is the restaurant itself a cool thing to see but the food is awesome! The bacon wrapped shrimp is amazing! Love how they do the shared salad on a big lazy Susan too. We eat here on every visit.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very tasty food with a wonderful atmosphere and service. The restaurant is beautiful. The owner is very friendly

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place, very tasty steaks, reasonably priced, and super nice people. The main restaurant is covered in branches, much like its sister property (owned by Alfredo's brother) called El Nido (The Nest) in Rosarito. It has a whole second section we call

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Rosarito, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Dinner is always great!! The Banana Margarita is the Best! The Owner is always so Friendly and makes you feel welcomed!! Great Decor, Great Location, Great FOOD, and Incredibly great prices!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Tapanco is a favorite our ours here in Rosarito. Great food and even better customer service. The owner's motto is "Why Not!". They go out of their way to give you exactly the meal you want. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner, everything is delicious. The restaurant is also charming and beautiful.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Tried this place again. Don't understand how it is so highly rated. Asked for Filet Mignon RARE. By no stretch of the imagination was it a Filet Mignon or Rare. When waiter looked at me as I cut the meat I said this isn't anywhere near Rare. He turned and never could catch his eye again. Salad was brown. It... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Four of us dined here, and 2 of us were pretty unhappy with the food. My medium rare steak was well done (nothing even close to pink in the middle), and my wife's quail was pretty much burned, charcoal crunchy, and dry (ugh!). The exchange rate for use of US dollars was the lowest we got during our stay in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blvd. Popotla No. 735, Rosarito, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Rosarito
  • Phone Number: 661-100-6035

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Coffee Shop, Dessert

Description

It is the sister restaurant of El Nido and Los Pelicanos in Rosarito Beach

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?