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El Tapatio

1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
970-245-6479
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Ranked #29 of 223 Restaurants in Grand Junction
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- Aug 28, 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, very clean, fast, polite servers and delish food. Their queso dip and cabbage salsa cannot be beat and their fresh take on Mexican food is something you have to taste to believe.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Authentic Mexican, the Cantaritos and Margaritas can't be beat. Also love the Shrimp Cocktail. The Tacos are authentic, the wait staff are friendly, and love it when you hablo espanol.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We enjoy El Tapatio for lunch. Smaller portions and lower prices than dinner menu. We really like their Carne Asada. The chicken enchiladas are also excellent. Wide variety of beers and cocktails. Margaritas are Awesome. Visit them often for authentic Mexican fare.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were looking for fish tacos and we found them. They were authentic and yummy. The mole was fabulous too. The chili verde was excellent as well.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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225 reviews 225 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After a long and tiring day of national park visiting -- Dinosaur National Monument and Colorado National Monument, both in the same day! – Colorado Jim and I were ready to settle for whatever decent-looking restaurant we chanced upon in Grand Junction. El Tapatio looked like it would do, so we gave it a try. It turned out to be... More

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Ogden, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Incredible food! Best Mexican food I've had outside of Mexico. Large menu, authentic dishes, terrific service.

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Central Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

As I've hardly eaten in a fraction of Junction Mexican restaurants I can't call it the best...however it wouldn't surprise me if it was...as this is some of the best Mexican food I've had. Outside of a few top-dollar Washington, DC 4 or 5 star Mexican joints...this place is superb...and for the price...excellent. Really friendly attentive service as well.

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Colorado
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153 reviews 153 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I am glad that I violated my usual rule of never asking for restaurant recommendations from hotel staff. Visiting GJ the other night I broke down and asked the front desk clerk and the concierge where I could find a “local style” Mexican restaurant. Both recommended El Tapatio, and despite a relatively low rating here, we decided to try. Boy,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We love hole in the wall Mexican spots but this one doesn't feel too clean and the food is honestly below average. My husband got sick afterwards and we have never been back.

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Western Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very good food, friendly, clean. Excellent salsa. Menu changes sometimes, but the carne asada tacos haven't, the best in town. I often eat eggs and chorizo at the Fruita location after a ride on 18 Rd or Kokopelli trails. Cool, endless drinks, and good protein after the ride.

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