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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 - 10:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food is based on family recipes.

Most nights of the week anyone is going to visit a bustling little restaurant. They have had some menu changes that I didn't really like, because I tend to look at the menu and order the same thing visit after visit. Notice that I still go there. Good atmosphere, neither is it expensive or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
KenMcLaren
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Most nights of the week anyone is going to visit a bustling little restaurant. They have had some menu changes that I didn't really like, because I tend to look at the menu and order the same thing visit after visit. Notice that I still go there. Good atmosphere, neither is it expensive or inexpensive, moderately priced. This little restaurant... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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