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Tapalpa

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770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847 956 9411
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love the Tapalpa Rolls!

I spent the summer in Elk Grove Village and Tapalpa was a weekly visit while there. The Tapalpa Rolls are a must try. Can't wait for a visit back to Chicago!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Vernn2008
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I spent the summer in Elk Grove Village and Tapalpa was a weekly visit while there. The Tapalpa Rolls are a must try. Can't wait for a visit back to Chicago!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Authentic food and drinks I have been dinning here for years. I don't think I have ever been disappointed.

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Chicago,IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. I live in the area and have dined here on many occasions and each time, the food is great and I have never had bad service. They always make you feel welcome. Also, the frozen mango margaritas are delicious.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food is always great at Tapalpa. The service is wonderful and the staff seem to enjoy working there - very friendly and fun. The outdoor patio is great on a nice day. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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Niles, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went here on a Saturday shortly after opening. The exterior is bland but I enjoyed the experience. The complimentary cup of Cream of Cilantro soup was most unusual and delicious. My party enjoyed the flavor although some of the party thought it was a bit spicy. I would have it again and again. Our food was rather good and... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I am not a picky eater nor a complainer. But out experience here was so dreadful our experience should be passed on. The food menu was very overpriced. We ordered chicken fajetas; bland as was everything that accompanied them such as rice, onions, etc. Ordered drinks, weak. Place was crowded; we assumed it would be ok. Music was off key... More 

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Healdsburg, CA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great service. Huge portions. But the only things Mexican about Tapalpa are the name and the decor. I ordered the special of the day: a carnitas plate with rice and beans. I know carnitas. This pork meat was so under-spiced you could've fed it to an infant without concern. The salsas tasted like they came from a large can. It's... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Showed up with a party of 12. They were able to seat us within a reasonable amount of time. Once seated the staff was fantastic. I don't know how they did it but all the entrees arrived at once. When we dug in to our meals no one was unhappy or disappointed. My only nit to pick is with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

The food is very bland and uninspiring. The service is also very poor. Far too many good Mexican restaurants these days to waste your money here.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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127 reviews 127 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Ask for the salsa picante when you get your chips, much hotter than the salsa they give you when you sit down at first. There are vegetarian options and some great traditional Mexcan dishes like Birria (made with lamb instead of goat). Serice was fast at lunch and value was good. Next time I will go on Thursday night and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elk Grove Village
  • Phone Number: 847 956 9411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
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 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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