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el tapatio

300 turnpike road, route 1, Rowley, MA
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Ranked #7 of 21 Restaurants in Rowley
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices

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English first
Newbury, MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here after the Marini Farm corn maze. Portions were huge and the food tasted authentic. The servers were very nice and attentive. Facility seemed clean and well taken care of. I would go back if I am in the area again.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A very busy place on a Saturday night. We had 7 folks in our party and were seated in about 5 minutes. Wait staff was cheerful and courteous. Service was slow. Took us 2 hours. Food was good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great food! Great service, not just your waiter but all the waiters help out others! Nice Teamwork. Atmosphere is wonderful. Very clean. Resonable prices. It was our first time going here, there are no good mexican restaurants near Newburyport area that are good. But, this will be our new spot!!

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Rowley, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014, myself and 2 friends went to El Tapatio restaurant in Rowley for lunch. One of us got cheese enchilada, another of us got chicken fajita and I ordered beef fajita. Well to our great surprise my friends chicken fajita was made with chicken roll, not even fresh chicken and my beef, which the waiter called steak... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food at El Tapatio is not bad. It's one of the only nearby Mexican eateries, but there isn't anything special about the food or atmosphere. It pains me to say it, but I'd rather drive 30 minutes to Chipolte. Perhaps I just don't have a strong appreciation of authentic Mexican cuisine? I do have to say pricing is good... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I had been craving mexican food all week so decided to try El Tapatio. I was disappointed as soon as I sat down and they brought the chips and salsa to us. The chips were very thick and the salsa did not have much flavor. I only ate two or three chips they were so bad. Then the meal came... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went on a snowy Wednesday night. Not crowded at all, yet in the hour we were there, saw a constant turn over. The Cadillac Margarita was a great value at $9.00 and it knocked me on my behind! Usually margaritas at restaurants taste watered down, definitely not this place. ordered the shredded beef chimichanga. It was alright. The rice and... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

A friend told me how great this restaurant is two years ago! Well, I finally tried it today. I ordered the Enchiladas Tapatio because I'd had nothing to eat since 8am. It was 2:30pm. I was absolutely starving! This dish has three enchiladas (one each of chicken, cheese and shredded beef) with three different sauces. It is served with refried... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

El Tapatio's is our new go to for Mexican. Being from Gloucester, it can be a bit of a hike....but it is sooo worth it! The food is delicious, portions plentiful and service wonderful. I like how the manager comes by each table and checks in with diners. I didn't give 5 stars for atmosphere only for one reason: the... More

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