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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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2105 Columbia Blvd, Saint Helens, OR 97051-1738
503-397-1465
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent mole

Stopped in here for dinner while avoiding Portland's I-5 traffic. Food was good. Family owned and run. Many of the other customers seemed known to staff and each other so it seems it's a popular spot with locals. Menu items were typical of many Mexican restaurants - combinations, carne asada... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Bellevue, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in here for dinner while avoiding Portland's I-5 traffic. Food was good. Family owned and run. Many of the other customers seemed known to staff and each other so it seems it's a popular spot with locals. Menu items were typical of many Mexican restaurants - combinations, carne asada, fajitas etc. My mole enchilada was excellent! The mole had... More 

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My grand kids and son love Mexican food. I am not much a Mexican food eater, but even at El Tapatio, I can get a grilled cheese sandwich! :) Everyone is happy.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The chips are warm - the salsa is mild (you can request spicy salsa). The decor is a somewhat folk art, very much like restaurants we visited while in Mexico. Their fish tacos are some of the best. My favorite dish there is the Carne Asada (steak), very tender and savory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food and average service. There is outside seating in the summer with a river view We visited the Rainier restaurant of the same company

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The atmosphere was what you would expect when going to a Mexican Restuarant, lots of good art work and fixtures. The food is always good and I have yet to have bad service. I've eaten there on a regular basis.

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We chose this restaurant because we love Mexican food, and the train was stopped on the track so decided sure. What a mistake! I had the Taco Salad, and the shell was so stale that I couldn't stand to eat it. The meat was really greasy, and left a pool of it in the bottom of the shell as well.... More 

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of my favorite things about Mexican restaurants is that you get lots to eat with strong flavors to enjoy. Not here though the food looks ok and the portions are nice but it is seriously lacking in flavor. I swear that the salsa is just tomato sauce it has no kick whatsoever. The service is always a little slow... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love this place for Mexican. The food is always good & portions are a bit above average. Lots of people go here. Convenient location & pretty fast service. Love it

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Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Super burritos, combination plates, the usual. They do a pretty good job with their fresh fish tacos. They will make guacamole at your table. The El Tapatio restaurant 15 miles away in nearby Rainier in much better with a excellent atmosphere and they're on the river.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While traveling through Oregon, my daughter and I stopped in for dinner at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant. The place was quite busy, yet we were quickly seated and quickly brought chips and salsa. The service was good, the prices were very good and the food was very good and plentiful. Compared to the fast food that we had the previous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2105 Columbia Blvd, Saint Helens, OR 97051-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Saint Helens
  • Phone Number: 503-397-1465

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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