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1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
970-245-6479
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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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    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 top notch, but not the worst

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Travelchic012
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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54 reviews
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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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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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sonoma county, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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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
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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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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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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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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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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?