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770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847 956 9411
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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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 via mobile

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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Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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North Carolina
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164 reviews 164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Third time eating here in the past few months, what a fantastic place Price is fine, friendly staff and wonderful, warm atmosphere. Food is terrific, fresh, hot and plentiful. Several bonuses not found at other mexican restaurants: free, fresh cup of soup of the day...I've had Corn Chowder, Cream of Mushroom (a little odd for Mexican place) and Creamy Tomato... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I grew up in the Elk Grove Village area and Tapalpa was two blocks from my childhood home. We have frequented this establishment for over 12+ years and have never had a bad experience. We have many mexican friends who rave about the authenticity of the entrees and enjoy a strong margarita. My favorite is their seafood enchiladas. Awesome. You... More 

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Additional Information about Tapalpa

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

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