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El Tapatio

550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
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Ranked #7 of 61 Restaurants in Bear
Price range: $9 - $15
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Middletown, DE
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been there on 3 separate occasions and each time had a different impression. Service is good but the good is definitely hit or miss.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've been eating here for years and have never had a bad meal. Well priced, especially on Wed margarita nights. Personally, we avoid Fridays, mariachi isn't bad but the space is too is not adequate for their volume, otherwise thumbs up!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is awful. The food here is a joke. It's sloppy, disgusting, and NOT FRESH. GO to El jefe (kirkwood high way) or Santa fe (newark/wilmington) if you want real food. Better yet, check out that taco truck on rt.40!

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Bear, Delaware
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family went on a Friday when they have a mariachi band and it was wonderful! The band is so talented and my toddler was just amazed. The food is great and in good portions - my daughter even loved the kids chicken tacos and beans. My chimichangas and my husband's burrito were perfect. We left full and entertained with... More 

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Bear, Delaware
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We tried this restaurant because we had gotten a coupon in a mailer. The food was so good that we've been back several times since. Everything about this restaurant is great. The service is quick, the decorations lively and upbeat, the food is very fresh and filling and the prices are decent. It is tucked away in the back of... More 

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Delaware City, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Staff is always friendly and welcoming. As for the food, authentic. Their salsas are beyond addicting. I love the shrimp fajitas but have tried many items through the years and have always been happy with the meal. Everything is so fresh and homemade. This is not one of those typical Mexican chain restaurants. I highly recommend.

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Pilesgrove, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The food was great and I had a lot of left overs to take home for the next day, the service was excellent and the prices are good, the décor seemed to be authentic south of the border style, the place surprises you on how big it really is. We will go back again.

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Bear, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I have eaten here several times and never thought to put a review on TripAdvisor. Don't know why. Like the other reviews say, this place is great. Friendly, fast service. Great food at great prices. Give them a try.

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New Castle, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Not only is the food outstanding, the atmosphere and staff make the visit that much more enjoyable.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Food was very good, delivered hot. Service quick and courteous. Ambiance is good, quiet so no conversations intrude. Large menu with good selection of beverages as well.

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Additional Information about El Tapatio

Address: 550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
Phone Number: 302-836-6477
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bear
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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