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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

2105 Columbia Blvd, Saint Helens, OR 97051-1738
503-397-1465
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Ranked #10 of 37 restaurants in Saint Helens
Cuisines: Mexican
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Kelso, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a nice place to go sit outside, they give ya warm chips and beans and good salsa. the service is good. the marqaritas are spendy but good, we always just get an appetiser, because meals are just not worth the price.

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Concord, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This Mexican restaurant had an extended menu offering seafood cocktails and fish dinners. Chips and salsa were offered while our food was being prepared. We enjoyed our meal and also had a couple of drinks at the bar. We were staying at the Lewis River Inn across the street - no need to drive to this restaurant if you are... More

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Longview, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

went for my birthday, wonderful staff and service, fresh guac, made at your table. Food was delivered hot. wonderful!

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Saint Helens, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

El Tapation makes the Best Margaritas and Mojitos along Hwy. 30. If you ever find yourself in Saint Helens or in the area you must come into El Tapatio and try their famous house Margaritas and Mojitos. The food is wonderful, best thing on menu would be their Chicken taquitos, Carne Asada or Fajitas Montrey and a must have is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

So, When the Village Inn closed for the night we wanted to continue to drink and sing, we asked the bartender where we could go next, she recommended El Tapatio. The atmosphere was loud, karaoke was mediocre, took a while to get our drinks and the drink prices were a bit high. It was a mixed crowd. Not too bad... More

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Tapatio in st helens has ok service it can really be improved. The food is ok nothing especial. I use to really like their campechanas wich was about the only think I would get there but the last time I ordered one it was not made the same. The taste went from a 10 to a 1 maybe it was... More

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Vernonia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

El Tapatio is a great local Mexican restaurant, family owned, with several locations in Columbia County. Consistently enjoyable meals.

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Rainier, Oregon
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351 reviews 351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

El Tap is your average, unexciting, predictable U.S.-based Mexican restaurant. You can expect endless chips and salsa, boring margaritas, and a standard menu. Weekends are crowded and noisy. Don't go expecting anything special, and you won't be disappointed.

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Kelso, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Food is okay, and the service was great. The drinks were really good too.

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Portland, Oregon
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173 reviews 173 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Four of us went to "El Tap" for dinner, arriving at about 5:45pm. The restaurant was clean and we were seated fairly quickly. It was a busy evening, but our drink order was taken immediately while chips and salsa were delivered to the table. The Margaritas were not watered-down at all, which I have found at other mexican restaurants. In... More

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