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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You might as well be eating in Mexico City cause this is as real as it gets. All the other "Mexican" restaurants in Lake Charles are anything but authentic with no Mexicans or Latinos working there. I recommend the carne asada tacos. Great service and futbol on while you eat: cant beat that!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is the most authentic Mexican food you will find for miles. The quesadilla is huge and comes with all sorts of vegetables. Beware the margaritas... they will sneak up on you! :) I have never had a bad experience here. Service is ALWAYS great!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Place don't look like much, but the food is about the best Mexican food in town. I am not a big fan of Mexican food, but friends asked us to go with them once, and we have been back a lot. All the food tastes great, especially the beef. Most Mexican places don't have good beef. Wait staff knows the... More

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Ragley
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you are looking for really good mexican food this is the place. In fact, the only place in Lake Charles with good mexican food at a reasonable price. It's just a small place with very little parking space and it is always packed. The atmosphere is great and the service is beyond expectations. We eat here probably twice a... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Every time I visit here, the food is great & the staff is VERY friendly! I love coming here when I'm in the mood for Mexican cuisine! The atmosphere is cute/Mexican themed (nothing to write home about), but the food is GREAT!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

When I'm craving Mexican food at a sit down restaurant, this is where I go EVERY time! I love it! Chicken is super moist and tasty & the cheese dip has just enough spice to taste delicious, but not too much to set your mouth on fire! LOVE this place!!

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Lake Arthur, Louisiana
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23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Not a very big fancy place but the food was really good. I had tacos, enchilada, and something else not sure what but still really good. We will be going back to check out more.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is the best choice in Lake Charles for Mexican food. The best, hands down. We love the chicken fajitas. The chicken is cooked on a flat grill and chopped up into small pieces, seasoned to perfection, every time. The onions and bell pepper are cooked tender and delicious. The fajitas come with guacamole, sour cream, pico, Spanish rice and... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

The food is fresh, hot and tasty authentic Mexican. We have been several times. Even when they are busy and packed, can't complain about the service. Have always had attentive wait staff.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I wasn't as impressed by all of the raving reviews, I've been to many Mexican restaurants this would have to be my least favorite. The refried beans had absolutely no taste, I ordered the Chicken Taquitos beans/rice, My parter ordered "Specialty" plate #3 (1 Bean Burrito, 1 Cheese Enchilada and rice) our waiter was nonexistent and the lady at the... More

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Additional Information about El Tapatio Mexican Cuisine

Address: 2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: 337 475-9022‎
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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