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El Tapatio

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134 East Orange Avenue, Porterville, CA
(559) 781-2115
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Sauce

I love coming here for there red sauce on their enchiladas. Some people think it's too sweet, but I love it. I just found out that I can buy the sauce to go. The rellanos are to die for, and you can tell the peppers didn't come from a can. Free chips and salsa are good, but I like my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
RicDic
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Porterville, California
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Porterville, California
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love coming here for there red sauce on their enchiladas. Some people think it's too sweet, but I love it. I just found out that I can buy the sauce to go. The rellanos are to die for, and you can tell the peppers didn't come from a can. Free chips and salsa are good, but I like my... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Everything here is excellent!!! You can not go wrong eating here. Is it the most authentic mexican food?....no. But, it is some GREAT food!!!

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Porterville, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

OK food. Nothing special. Hot sauce is bland and needs to be spiced up. Prices have gotten very high as of late. Lots of people in the town tend to eat here. Do not come on the first of the month - very crowded.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place has good Mexican American food. The food has been Americanized but it's good. It's a fun place to go for a few drinks and food conversation and good food. We enjoy this place. I haven't ever eaten anything that I didn't like at this place. We love their large margaritas.

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Porterville, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Family run, good food, fast. I've never had a bad time there. I wonder sometimes about how valid some reviews are.

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Visalia, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My mother in law found a long hair in her food. Instead of being apologetic we received nothing but attitude. After being grossed out we brought our left overs home and my 11 year old daughter found a black pubic hair in her burrito. We called and the women we talked to said she was the owners daughter and glorified... More 

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Porterville, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Had to wait 25 minutes to get my food. The server was slow. Did not check to see if we needed any refills. We had to flag her down most of the time. Food is great, can't complain in that department.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I lived in Porterville for many years before moving to northern California, I try to visit family at least once a year and when I do, I ALWAYS have to stop and eat here. I recommend the camerones ranchera. Their margaritas are also excellent. Every memory I have of eating here is a happy one with my friends and family... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We order here if my wife doesn't want to cook. Our favorite is the Junior Burrito which is really huge. You can order extra meat on it if you want. This restaurant has been in Porterville since forever. The restaurant has decent space but parking can be tricky. There is adjacent parking spaces which you can use.

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Friant, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful service, definitely a family atmosphere. Great chips, salsa and guacamole. Had the carne asada, just ok. Refried beans were good. Overall, worth the stop!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 East Orange Avenue, Porterville, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: (559) 781-2115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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