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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 - 10:30 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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Tex-Mex Comfort Food Hits the Spot

If Mexican comfort food had a place, Tapatio's would be it. In Lakeland, FL for a recent business trip, I checked Trip Advisor for a local lunch place. Tapatio's was just a few miles away, and upon pulling into the parking lot and finding a small line at the door, I knew I was in the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Bob A
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If Mexican comfort food had a place, Tapatio's would be it. In Lakeland, FL for a recent business trip, I checked Trip Advisor for a local lunch place. Tapatio's was just a few miles away, and upon pulling into the parking lot and finding a small line at the door, I knew I was in the right place. My go-to-meal... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Got dinner to go, carne asada tacos. Very good. Enjoyed the chips, salsa, pico and tacos. Would go back for sure next time I'm in Lakeland.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love this place! Always ready with fresh authentic chips and salsa, thy are very quick to serve you! The food comes almost immediately and most of the time still steaming hot. Everything is great tasting and I have never had a problem with anything while eating here. The prices are very reasonable and portions are huge. Great atmosphere, definitely recommend!!!!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Tapatio's has 2 restaurants. One in Memorial Blvd and another one in South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. Their Mexican food is authentic and their service is outstanding! They have great prices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Authentic Mexican food, lots to choose from and the pricing is great. Whether for lunch or dinner wait times are marginal and once you are seated you have chips within a min or so and drinks within 2-3 mins. Food is quick and hot prepared to your liking. Restaurant could use a little face lift but can't take away a... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I grew up on Mexican food I'm from Southern California and a Mexican this place is good I think somethings are definitely better than others but for sure this is about that authentic Mexican food in town!!! The tacos are amazing!!

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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Authentic fresh and hot. Appears to be family owned. Special dinner is HUGE. Enough for two. Fajitas were nice and hot. Good price for the amount of food. Great service and fast on a Friday night

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great food. Good prices. Our whole family loves to eat here. It is family owned and they take great pride in their quality food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband suggested we try Tapatio's because he had heard it was very good. I didn't know much about it, and was doubtful because I always like the other Mexican restaurant in town (the one that is part of a national chain). However, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing.... More 

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