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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Breakfast with family

Very good menudo. Good service. Coffee kept coming. Wife ordered a medium bowl of pozole. Good flavor and plenty of meat. We'll definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
RONNIE C
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very good menudo. Good service. Coffee kept coming. Wife ordered a medium bowl of pozole. Good flavor and plenty of meat. We'll definitely return.

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Porterville, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

this is the best place for you and your family, set inside or outside. service is excellent, food is greatest ever... i love this place...if your looking for great food. this is the place to go...

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Okay: it was clear that we weren't going to have a fine dining experience in Porterville. Plan B was to have tasty food with the locals. TripAdvisor and the motel clerk both pointed us to El Tapatio. On this Friday night, it was filled with a mostly local crowd. We had to wait only a few minutes for our table.... More 

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Porterville, California
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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Additional Information about El Tapatio

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?