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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

8220 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI
401-295-2280
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jun 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On a recent Friday, our family went out for a simple, no fuss dinner. The choice was El Tapatio because a co-worker recommended it. Yes, this is a family-friendly place. The perfect atmosphere to take the kids where they can be a little bit noisy without annoying the rest of the patrons. Service was quick and attentive. No sooner did... More

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Lansdale, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I took my husband here for his 66th birthday dinner. We enjoyed the salsa very much with a good fresh cilantro flavor. He enjoyed the house margarita. I am on a low carb diet and the waitress was very helpful in helping me chose the best entree with substitutions (a fajita-chicken) with a salad instead of the tortilla. We will... More

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

At El Tapatio in North Kingstown, no sooner are you seated than you are served a basket of chips and plenty of salsa dip. The menu is extensive, but we stick with the burritos (chicken, beef, fajita) almost 100% (last time we went, I had the fish tacos, which were excellent, among the best I've ever had). We have never... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I was so disappointed when my husband and I went to the Cranston location of this restaurant and it was GONE. Since we had a gift certificate, we decided to go out of our way to visit the North Kingstown location. We had been there once before and found the food to be comparable to the Cranston site. We always... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I do make it a point to come to El Tapatio when I visit RI, I love the Skirt Steak dinner and salsa and chips are a great snack before you get your meal. Would reccommend any one visiting Rhode Island to go try El Tapatio. You wont be dissappointed.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Latino caliente music was playing festively and the scents coming from the kitchen were muy bien! The atmosphere is lively with tasteful murals upon the dining room walls with a vibrant color scheme. The chips and two types of salsa are immediately brought to your table. Have a large party? You can get top shelf margaritas by the pitcher.... More

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Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was on a business trip to Rhode Island, and desired Mexican food. Found this place on line. I had the Chicken Taco Salad Bowl, it was very good.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews 184 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The chips and salsa are tasty and go well with the margaritas they make. The burritos and tacos are fresh and served in large portions with beans and cheese. Maybe it was all the chips I had, but I could only eat about half my lunch (which was delicious). Although the view from the deck is the main road -... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We'd tried the other two El Tapatio locations, resulting in mixed reviews. This was the best experience yet, both with the food and the service. The chips and salsa were good, but not great. The shredded beef in the taco had good flavor and excellent texture. The cheese enchilada with onions was very good, though the tortilla was a bit... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I went out for a quick bite last night and had not been to El Tapatio's in a long time. So we decided to stop by. We were not disappointed in the least. My husband had fish tacos. Wonderful. Large pieces of fresh cod. I had the Veggie Verde burrito. It was awesome. Both dishes were too... More

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