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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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8220 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI
401-295-2280
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Went with my family and we enjoyed our authentic Mexican meal. The staff is very friendly and the cocktails were to die for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Good reason not to let people across border! Sometime's we are better off without them! Poor quality food from sub-level living in poor health conditions!!!!!!!!!

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Rhode Island
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Clean, classic Mexican food. I had the fish tacos which are consistently cooked just right for me. There is a nice sauce on the fish, along with rice, beans and something i would refer to as cole slaw for lack of a better term. The atmosphere is family friendly and there were many families dining there when we visited on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went with my family and we enjoyed our authentic Mexican meal. The staff is very friendly and the cocktails were to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Came in as a party of 7. Everyone ordered something different, everything was great, including the service. Will definitely return!

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

drinks are cheap the steaks ribs are greatere is music in there summmer fun place free peanuts and popcorn throw the shells on the floor

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Rhode Island
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44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was our second visit to El Tapatio and the it was as good as the first. Service was very good, food was Very Good (Large Portions), and the atmosphere was nice. El Tapatio is a cozy place to eat. We will defiantly visit again.

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

El Tapatio is conveniently located on Rt. 1 just outside the village of Wickford. It has a large selection of traditional Mexican food for lunch and dinner. The food quality and service are good. The servings for entrees are large - especially for lunch. So, you might want to try "ala carte" selections - or be prepared for taking home... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good prices and food. Nice atmosphere and wait staff. Have been several times and will come back again.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The beans at this restaurant are so expertly cooked, they are divine. We love the food here. Often times our family finds Mexican fare a bit heavy, not so at El Tapatio. The portions are filling, we almost always have lunch the next day from our visits to El Tapatio. The staff is friendly and quick. The food delectable!

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Having moved recently from CA I was craving good Mexican food. I am not sure what style but it was not consistent with the authentic mexican food from CA. I got carnitas and the meat was SO dry, not moist like it typically is. Good thing was that the margarita was awesome, needed it to wash down the dry meat!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8220 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: 401-295-2280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?