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El Itacate

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Calle 10 No. 215, Tampico, Mexico
(833) 216-2030
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
I don't now about the food but the sweet bread was amazing

I really did not try anything from the restaurant. all we got was the bread basket.. but OMG this was really really good. amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jonathan A
Chula Vista, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is a nice place, climate, and the best of this place are the "bisquetes", I haven't found any similar in all México, they can be served with strawberry marmalade, or simply with butter.

Thank Gylmar M
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I visited El Itacate this past week in March 2015. It was a Sunday evening around 8pm and restaurant was crowded! Jam packed and filled with families of all ages. The place is a nice decent size place with booths and tables. There is a bakery side and the restaurant side. The food and service was perfect.... More 

Thank Tony C
Chula Vista, California
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really did not try anything from the restaurant. all we got was the bread basket.. but OMG this was really really good. amazing

Thank Jonathan A
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nothing excellent about it. Food is over priced and very plain. Terrible arroz con pollo y queso. Just OK service.

Thank Whitney T
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Food is nothing above average. Just good bread and ok coffee, main meals are very ordinary and a bit overpriced for what you get. The place is also very loud and has terrible service, it takes forever to get a waiter to bring you something besides bread. What I found to be terrible and preposterous was the ignorance and lack... More 

Thank The_World_Tourister
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

El Itacate is a local bakery and restaurant famous for its sweetbread and Mexican/regional food. Lomas de Rosales is its nicest location (and only one with parking). Despite tough competition from national chains it remains a locals' favorite for breakfast, dinner or just having a coffee or tea. I really like their chilaquiles and enpipianadas (a kind of non-spicy enchilada).... More 

2 Thank guilloguzman
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a casual restaurant, popular with locals, best for breakfast, don’t miss the “pan dulce” (sweet bread) a Mexican tradition, here is very very good, has its own bakery, you don’t have to go to México city or other place to taste it at is best, ask for “chocolate caliente” or “café con leche”, I tried the quesadillas on... More 

2 Thank Selecttravel
Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Fine bakery. Great for power breakfasts. Bocoles, is a popular dish. but not at the height of the best.

2 Thank Rey_Mago_IV

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 10 No. 215, Tampico, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Tamaulipas  >  Tampico
  • Phone Number: (833) 216-2030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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