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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    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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Rhode Island
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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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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Slate Hill, New York
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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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Rhode Island
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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?