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El Tapatio

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550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
302-836-6477
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A go to place

A place to count on for consistent taste. Have been to this restaurant quite a few times and have never had a doubt in wanting to come back. Come hungry, get served quick, don't have to spend a lot and leave full and happy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A place to count on for consistent taste. Have been to this restaurant quite a few times and have never had a doubt in wanting to come back. Come hungry, get served quick, don't have to spend a lot and leave full and happy.

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Middletown, DE
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bear
  • Phone Number: 302-836-6477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?