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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: Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Mexican in Wickford

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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New England
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New England
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264 reviews 264 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is about as authentic as it gets in RI. Special orders (no cheese, etc.) no problem. The best burritos....huge! You can't eat a whole one in one sitting.

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Copenhagen
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It was lovely to walk into this restaurant, not knowing what to expect. We were happily surprised! The restaurant has a good feel to it and the food is good too! Perfect for a evening of Mexican!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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?