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El Tapatio

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1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
970-245-6479
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really love their food!

I really love their cholesterol free beans, in fact, I'd go and eat just a big bowl of those they are that good! But I also order their vegetable enchilada, which is no longer on the menu but they make it for me and wow! It's amazing! they must sauté the vegetables and mushrooms in butter, I went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Kelly M
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great food and the best margs by far ... we usually order whatever the special margarita is and it is always delicious & strong. Cheese dip is so yummy and the crispy chili relleno is top notch. Great, now I have to go back because even writing about it is making me HUNGRY!!!

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Thank Chelsey S
Grand Junction, Colorado
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I really love their cholesterol free beans, in fact, I'd go and eat just a big bowl of those they are that good! But I also order their vegetable enchilada, which is no longer on the menu but they make it for me and wow! It's amazing! they must sauté the vegetables and mushrooms in butter, I went this last... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Grand Junction, Colorado
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

well you better be hungry. every plate is super big.. dinner is ridiculous. I would prefer smaller portions and cut the price, but as usual they don't ask me. Super good food. never had a bad meal ...... staff if friendly but as usual most don't speak english and it can be a challenge to get what you think you... More 

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Thank David B
Florissant, Missouri
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Though good, there is nothing outstanding about this restaurant. It has good food at reasonable prices in a pleasant setting.

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Thank marguerite7452
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was OK. The service was fast and friendly. They are busy on a daily basis and prices are great. Margarita wasn't the tastiest but it will do the job.

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Thank Alfredo A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed this small Mexican restaurant. As usual we had the Chimmichanga and Enchilada. The Chimichanga sauce was ok, but green chili is better. The Enchilada could have been more cheesier. The corona and tequila sunrise drink were fantastic. We even got a frosty salted mug with our corona.

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Thank Travelchic012
Grand Junction, Colorado
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Not just my favorite Mexican restaurant, but my favorite restaurant over all in Grand Junction. You have to see this menu to believe it. 15+ pages of beef, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. Tacos, Enchiladas, Salads, Burritos, Chimichangas, etc PLUS an extensive drink menu. And dessert, too!! Be prepared to take home some leftovers because the portions are generous.... More 

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Thank slaphappy15
Grand Junction, Colorado
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have been going here for years now, and the food is consistently great. But the thing that keeps us from going ALL the time is the service and the prices. When El Tapatio opened up they were hands down the best Mex in town, causing me to give up cooking it at home and letting them do it themselves.... More 

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Thank gjleo049
sonoma county, ca
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Everything we had was great from the carnitas to the specials to the margaritas. The service was so good and very friendly. And very big portions so we got to take home our leftovers to enjoy the next day.

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Thank sunnySonomaCounty_Ca
Grand Junction, Colorado
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Hands down: Best Mexican in town! We consistently have wonderful service, awesome margaritas, and authentic Mexican food! This is our favorite place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: 970-245-6479

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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