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Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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730 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250
(812) 265-2715
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nothing special

We were in Madison for a weekend getaway. Wanted some Mexican food and chose Tapatio. I would rate it as very average and nothing special. Service was fairly slow, chips were stale and margaritas were fairly watered down. Would not go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Families with children
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Madison for a weekend getaway. Wanted some Mexican food and chose Tapatio. I would rate it as very average and nothing special. Service was fairly slow, chips were stale and margaritas were fairly watered down. Would not go back.

Thank bmccombs01
Scottsburg, Indiana
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

They have a large parking lot and easy access. We were able to be seating almost immediately. Service was great, the food was decent.

Thank Scott R
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Seated Right away, very friendly service attentive staff. Food was fresh and hot, but was very bland. Very little seasoning, seemed to have a complete lack of salt on some of the dishes, including the salsa. Daughter raved about the fish tacos. Loved the fact everything was fresh, just bland.

Thank madnol
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was tasty, but really strange choices on the menu to be sure. Can't imagine using hot dogs in a fajita. Watered down margaritas make that a definite skip. Not bad atmosphere, decent service.

Thank Marjorie B
Dowagiac, Michigan
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were here on New Years Day and had a good meal. Everything was hot and fresh, good salsa and chips, very good guacamole. Large portions, freshly prepared, fresh iced tea. It was slow and we had a hard time getting our servers attention, but the experience was good, bathrooms were clean, prices were reasonable. Nice place-very colorful! Would go... More 

Thank vtowne01
Madison, Indiana
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90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place seems to really have gone down hill. The last 3 times we visited, the food was cold and at least one or both of us received something we didn't order. We would have sent it back but it took so long that we didn't want to wait any longer. Also, queso was cold and watery. The salsa was... More 

Thank Jacamoames
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We have eaten here many times and it is always great. Portions are huge and their salsa is the best I've ever had.

Thank feeehlers
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My daughter likes to go here. We get the Super Donkey Burritos. Salsa is ok, i've have better in town. Not the best and not the worst. it worth going to atleast once.

Thank bigspankdaddy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The salsa wasn't the best....tasted watery with not much heat....chips were good....not greasy. Our entree was pretty good except for the hamburger which could have been seasoned more. They had great red sauce. Chicken buritto was good along with the queso cheese. The gold margarita tasted like water....get beer and be safe. The atmosphere was great and the place was... More 

Thank Summertime1968
Madison, Indiana
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This place is not world class by any means but it is clean, colorful and reasonable on prices. I enjoy there chips and salsa the most out of everything the have. The meals are usually just ok.

Thank Indiana115

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (812) 265-2715

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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