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el tapatio

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300 turnpike road, route 1, Rowley, MA
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices

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  • 13
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I'm not sure if these other reviewers have traveled outside Massachusetts? This place is just OK, nothing special. I won't go back

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Ronald M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure if these other reviewers have traveled outside Massachusetts? This place is just OK, nothing special. I won't go back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

a quick lunch on a saturday afternoon. the restaurant is in a strip mall and presents with a sparkling clean appearance. the salsa and chips were remarkably good - chips served hot and salsa is perfectly seasoned. the service was prompt. the food, nicely presented and served piping hot, was only mediocre. for someone accustomed to west coast mexican food... More 

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Never have had a bad meal at this place. Fast Friendly service, Drive up here frequently from Newburyport!

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great food and service! We recently ate at the Mexican restaurant in Ipswich, which was not very good. What a pleasant surprise to try this place in nearby Rowley. In all honesty I have to say the drinks were better, the food was better and the service was much better! If it's Mexican you desire go directly to El Tapatio... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you like Americanized Mexican food, you will be ok with this restaurant. It is very loud inside - and not from music - it was just very noisy though only half full. The portions were very large and the food was fine for the price point. But if you are looking for high end ingredients or authentic (real) Mexican,... More 

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We love this spot, we go about 5 times a year it is consistently good. The salsa is fresh so it is a bit runny but the flavor is fantastic. The staff is nice, most are native Spanish speakers so they can be shy, but if you get the owners(husband and wife) they will go out of their way and... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We absolutely love eating here... the food is excellent, the service is terrific, the prices are good. Our only complaint is that the made-on-premises tortilla chips and made-on-premises salsa are SO good that we always eat too much, and have to take the rest of our dinner home. We actually took a chance and took my Texas brother in law... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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111 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

After a hard morning of cleaning the cellar we decided to try this restaurant for lunch. Most of the reviews sounded positive? but a few go right along with what we thought. We sat down and the waiter appeared....very rudely asked if we knew what we wanted? Asked if we could look at the menu first he huffed and went... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited a little after noon for lunch. There were only a couple people at bar and no one in the restaurant area. We ordered one of the salad specials and enjoyed the chips and salsa while we waited. It was average tasting but the portion was big enough for two meals so the price was spot on. When we... More 

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Newbury, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Exceptional from start to finish! Wait staff enthusiastic and attentive. Never seen 25 different selections of tequila! They are passionate about their food and drink! Best Mexican food I've had East of Texas. Best beans ever and the mole sauce really good. Was totally full by end of dinner but as it was so exceptional I had to try a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 turnpike road, route 1, Rowley, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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