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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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Excellent all around

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!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Grand Junction, Colorado
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

El Tapatio continues to deliver and has become a "go to" place. I had the ceviche tostado with extra avocado and lime. Small tostadas with a pile of a tasty mixture of baby shrimp onions and cilantro. Nice selection if you are wanting to eat lighter. Add some chalula and you are set. One of the best margarita in town.... More 

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Colorado
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?