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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 - 11:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Restaurant

My wife and I have some qualifications for what makes a good Mexican restaurant. Chips and salsa must be included with meal, prices should be reasonable, and service should be speedy. El Tapitio met all expectations. Chips with two salsa options and refills on chips and salsa at know charge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
kurtzpete
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The wait staff pleasantly greets you when you walk in the door, you are seated very quickly and a bowl of tortillas and salsa are brought to your table while you wait for your meal. Wait staff is very attentive and checks on you often. The food is delicious and you get a HUGE portion for a very reasonable price.... More 

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Thank Brenda C
Rhode Island
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just ok. If you want really good Mexican food, then this isn't the place for you. If you are really hungry and desperate for Mexican food, then ok, this might be the place for you. The food here tastes cheap and unauthentic. It is ok, but not somewhere to drive out of your way for.

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1 Thank hg467
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I have some qualifications for what makes a good Mexican restaurant. Chips and salsa must be included with meal, prices should be reasonable, and service should be speedy. El Tapitio met all expectations. Chips with two salsa options and refills on chips and salsa at know charge. Prices were reasonable most meals were in the $10-13 price... More 

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Thank kurtzpete
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I always enjoy eating here! The food is authentic Mexican, but none of the food is too out of the ordinary. The prices are very reasonable, the portions are large and the margaritas are quite strong! My favorite dish is the burrito tapatio which usually lasts me two meals.

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Thank madley21
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

I write this review with mixed feelings. The food was good, ample portions, and reasonably priced. I had a quesadilla and my husband had tacos. The meat inside was very tasty. The sides were a bit bland. The service was poor. Wait staff were friendly but inattentive . One sat at the bar on her phone and the other 2... More 

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Thank Jacqui P
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying... this is my first negative review of a restaurant. The two of us walked in, hostess was quick to give us menus. We proceeded to the bar for dinner and a drink. After sitting there for ten minutes and no one asking if we wanted anything to drink, I asked another wait staff member if... More 

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Thank Pafb77
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

after searching for an authentic mexican restaurant we came across this great restaurant.I have to admit i am hard to please since i am mexican and typically dont like texmex .This place is amazing had the black bean soup and my husband had the chicken quessida and the service was very friendly and am only disappointed i live so far... More 

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Thank butterfly0071
Slate Hill, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Thank you! We came in with 10 people and had a great meal! Staff was super friendly... Food a as delish. Definitely will be back!

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Thank Jeanine F
Rhode Island
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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1 Thank coombsfamily5
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?