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

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Not bad

Went in for lunch, with my dad, and had the burrito lunch special. While not fancy it was decent for a 6.95 meal. I was hoping for bit more spice, but I realize that most non Mexicans can't handle the spice of the hot stuff. The tables were a bit "touristy" with the pictures , but a nice touch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
jd_mitchell200
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Palisade, Colorado
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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sonoma county, ca
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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Centennial
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We ordered the Burrito Tapatio and Enchiladas Verde and found the green chili to be bland although the shredded beef in the burrito was good. The re-fried beans had a gray pallor to them but tasted okay, if nothing special. We were hoping for something a little better than the typical Americanized Mexican food, but didn't pick menu items that... More 

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Eden, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

All the meals we ordered were really good and not just fried Mexican fare which is very common in the US.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best margaritas and food in town...by far! I recommend the guacamole dip to anyone who will listen. Their salsa and cabbage are amazing. They have great tacos, seafood dishes, as well as plenty of vegetarian options (ask and they will accommodate you!)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The food was pretty good and came out super fast. The service was really unfriendly though and acted like I was an inconvenience.

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We have experienced El Tapatio restaurant in both Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado, and it has some of the best Mexican food ever. Servings are huge, fajitas are sizzling and great, all flavors and seasonings are the best. Very popular with locals, and for good reason. We always eat there when in Grand .junction.

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Palisade, Colorado
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went in for lunch, with my dad, and had the burrito lunch special. While not fancy it was decent for a 6.95 meal. I was hoping for bit more spice, but I realize that most non Mexicans can't handle the spice of the hot stuff. The tables were a bit "touristy" with the pictures , but a nice touch.

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Margate, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Food and drinks quite tasty, service very poor. The server had no interest in us, we had to get up from the table twice to get anyone's attention to order additional drinks and food. But there is no guacamole dip like this anywhere, quite delicious.

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Geneva, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Having been to Mexican restaurants from Chicago to San Diego we've developed a discerning taste for Mexican food. Loved this place for its fast service, friendly staff, flavorful seasoned dishes and huge portions.

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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
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?