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El Tapatio

550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
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Ranked #6 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
Most recent review
- Mar 16, 2014
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Delaware City, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place! The food is authentic and delicious.. Carne Asada & Bisteck ranchero are two of my favorites, their rice is amazing as well. Margaritas of course are good, and they also offer corona bucket specials during the week. The decor is wonderful, beautiful booths, very authentic looking. We have never had less than outstanding service... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I’m glad we found this place because a few of our favorite Mexican restaurants have closed. This place is a gem. If you didn’t know about this restaurant, you wouldn’t know about it! (Yogiism). It’s nestled in a shopping strip of stores and can’t really be seen from the road. They provide an excellent menu selection. It will take you... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

My wife and I stopped by here on a Wednesday afternoon. From the decor inside to the food, we found this was better than a cheap imitation-Mexican restaurant. The waitress had chips and salsa on the table when we sat down. On Wednesdays, they offer $3.99 lime margaritas. My wife ordered one and it was of good quality. I ordered... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

I think because of the location, not many people go to this restaurant. Located in the Eden Square shopping on route 40 in Bear, its tucked away in the far corner. A lot of the store front locations are now vacant including Blockbuster which was a few stores down. My family and I have been going here for years. Its... More

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