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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

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Mexican
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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
863-686-6958
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10:00 am - 9:00 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and service is fast and friendly. I had the Taco-Burrito-Enchilada special. Everything was tasty, the only thing I felt could be improved was the enchilada sauce, which was a bit too sweet for my taste. For me, the make-or-break of a Mexican restaurant is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
yowsah1
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Lansing, MI
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South Haven, Michigan
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely decorated restaurant with the average Mexican fare. The low points were the Margaritas and the chips. The mix this restaurant uses is so heavy in lime flavoring that it totally over powers the drink. They come out with a heavy green color and then it goes down from there. Maybe it's so you don't notice the low alcohol level... More 

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Thank Joe W
Kissimmee, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate at Tapatio's last night and thought the food was some of the worst Mexican we have ever had. I like Chili Releno's and I have never seen one prepared like the one I had last night. It was very strange and very very dry. The combination dinners we ordered also included an enchilada, refried beans... More 

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Thank supp028
Lansing, MI
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and service is fast and friendly. I had the Taco-Burrito-Enchilada special. Everything was tasty, the only thing I felt could be improved was the enchilada sauce, which was a bit too sweet for my taste. For me, the make-or-break of a Mexican restaurant is the salsa - it has to be homemade and it has... More 

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Thank yowsah1
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this Mexican restaurant because it was so highly rated on Trip Advisor. I was disappointed in everything I ordered. I ordered guacamole dip and it was average at best. I also ordered the Carnitas dinner. It came with rice and beans. I left most of my meal on the plate. Like I said everything was below average.

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Thank Carl G
Clermont, Florida
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748 reviews
634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The combo of taco, enchilada and burrito was very tasty as the beef selection. The chips and salsa were fresh and the service was fast and correct.

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Thank rogersober
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. They have specials everyday and the prices are so reasonable.

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Thank GottaLoveOlaf
Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Other than Abuelo's I think this is the only Mexican restaurant in Lakeland. I guess that's why it's rated as high as it is. My wife and I like good Mexican and neither of us was impressed with Tapatio's. The food would have been rated okay, not great in my book if it would have been served hot. The server... More 

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Thank Gary K
Ocala, Florida
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141 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My son took me here for my birthday dinner; place was very crowded and we soon found out why -- they had a live 4 piece band playing beautiful music for the diners. I had the beef enchilada and beef burito with Mexican rice and beans. Everything but the rice was delicious, well seasoned, hot and very tasty; however, the... More 

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Thank June G
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at both locations and the food is consistently excellent. Tonight we ate at the one on Florida Ave. Atmosphere is family friendly. When we are visiting family in Lakeland we always want to eat at least one meal at Tapatio's.

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Thank Glenn D
Lakeland, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Both locations of Tapatio's serve good food for a good price. They have been in business for a long time so they must be doing things right. They have music on the weekends which is nice.

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Thank Sharon S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?