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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
863-686-6958
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 57
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    Very good
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

We stopped at Tapatio's yesterday evening for a bite of supper. It had been a long time since our last visit there but it was as good as it ever was. We both had the Taco Salad and they were excellent. The fried ice cream was very good and the Service was good as well. Made us wonder why we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
butcher29
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Florida
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English first
Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stopped at Tapatio's yesterday evening for a bite of supper. It had been a long time since our last visit there but it was as good as it ever was. We both had the Taco Salad and they were excellent. The fried ice cream was very good and the Service was good as well. Made us wonder why we... More 

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Lakeland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Fell in love with this little place when I came to Lakeland. Now my son is addicted too. I even got my mom to come a few times and she's always "hated" Mexican food... her quote. That must of been American over kill 'mexican', because this is the real deal!

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Lakeland, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Owners and staff are always attentive and the food is always good. They keep the chips and drinks full.

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Lakeland, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great service, authentic Mexican food and the best Sangria around. We go here at least once a month and have never been disappointed.

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Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time visiting and it was a great experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu and even told us what the best seller was. The food arrived quickly. Prices are fair.Food was more then enough. I couldn't finish it was so much. Environment nice and calm. Just when we were leaving they... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Amazing food, quick service, best Mexican food I ever had. Great music, great environment.😌👍🏼☺️😁 Always drive 40 minutes to come eat here.

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Central Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We love Tapatio's. As Lakelanders, it is our go-to restaurant for Mexican food. My husband is a Texan and has eaten countless meals in little Mexican restaurants, and Tapatio's stacks up to all of them. We love the owners, who are almost always there. They run a tight ship and you will never have to wait very long for your... More 

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Polk City, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This restaurant is a must do whenever we fly into Orlando airport. It is a bit of a drive from Orlando, about 40 minutes each way. But talk about worth the drive. Food is always hot and fresh and delicious. Service is consistently fast and good. Our favorites are the fresh, not steak fajitas or the enchilada and burrito specials... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

While visiting my father in Lakeland, FL we were looking for some good Mexican food. My father had been here previously so he took us here for dinner on 4/28/15. We were seated quickly and the restaurant was full. I had the Carne Asada traditional tacos, my brother had the Carnitas Dinner Special and my dad had Chicken Tacos. I... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the original Tapatio's restaurant and is located in north Lakeland. Another is located on South Florida Avenue, which is bigger and with more atmosphere. They are both good, but we think the north location has slightly better food, for some reason. Whenever we are up that way and we are ready for lunch, we stop in. The food... More 

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Additional Information about Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
Phone Number: 863-686-6958
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-686-6958

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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