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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
Description: new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices
Restaurant details
Description: new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Groveland, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Having traveled numerous times to the Southwest, I am somewhat particular about my Mexican food. I have heard people rave about local places that I found to be bland and generic. El Tapatio is in an elite category - a Mexican restuarant that serves authentic, fresh dishes, that please my palate. I am so happy they popped up on the... More

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Best Chicken Tortilla soup I have ever had. I try and order in all restaurants but most don't even serve it. they give you so much food you cant possibly eat it all. this is the best Mexican food around the north shore. Try it you will like it....

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Salem
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Was so excited to have a local Mexican restaurant open but was very disappointed. Had steak burrito. Meat was obviously some left overs. Food is not fresh. Sorry...

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Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Long awaited this new family owned Mexican restaurant on Route 1. Fresh fresh ingredients, great menu selections. Their homemade salsa is the best I've ever had with warm tortilla chips, love the enchiladas and sauces. Outstanding margaritas, very friendly service. Worth the trip north from Boston.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Great sangria to start out with. Was very sweet but really good. Chips and salsa were endless so be careful ... :) Had the lunchtime salad with fish. Was a really big portion and the fish was cooked well. Would definitely try it again for dinner this time. For 3:00 pm, it was busy. It's not too out of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We love El Tapatio! The salsa and hot taco chips alone are worth the trip. Especially enjoy Bernardo - excellent waiter. Try it - you won't be disappointed.

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