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Chapitas Restaurant

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Mexican, Greek
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1635 N 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-4247
956-412-8334
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 2
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The feel of a small local restaurant

If you are looking for a quiet place to have a meal, Chapitas is not it. This restaurant is always busy with customers coming and going and food being served constantly. It has that small town local feel as you see people stopping to chat with one another as they come and go. Chapitas has several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Vickie A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My friend invited me here and paid, so I don't remember exactly what we had, or the prices. I just remember us both having excellent tacos and tea and the total being less than $10. I live in Austin, but I'll be sure to go back next time I am in Harlingen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you are looking for a quiet place to have a meal, Chapitas is not it. This restaurant is always busy with customers coming and going and food being served constantly. It has that small town local feel as you see people stopping to chat with one another as they come and go. Chapitas has several breakfast items that includes... More 

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Harlingen, Tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food is your typical mexican food but be prepared to wait for your order even if they are not busy. The two times i have been to this restaurant it has been at least an hour from arrival until we leave. I can understand if it was an atmospheric restaurant like chilis, applebees, texas roadhouse where you might relax... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you love Mexican food this is the place, they have daily lunch specials good prices and good service they also cater if you have an event.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It's ok... nothing rave about the place. Food is ok. .. place is clean. . Service is adequate. Nothing dramatic to say about the place. Kinda loud due to poor acoustics but nothing bad. No drawbacks or negative comments

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Hubby had a Mexican combination plate, which he said was very tasty. He especially like the homemade refried beans. The other three of us had the catfish plate which was very good with a light breading on the fish. At $5.95 it was a bargain for the amount of food received. Our server was attentive and friendly. I would definitely... More 

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Rio Dulce Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good prices, good food, could use a more intimate atmosphere. I don't like big noisy restaurants, this one is at the edge of that.

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San Benito, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The meals are very good for a nice price.$7-8. (2 beers free). We're a group going there all friday to take The Combo Fish & Shrimps in a large plate.The service is good.We came back on saturday,we took Combo Chicken and Shrimps,we appreciate this meal too.Beaucoup de québecois du Fun n Sun et du Sunshine.

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Bailey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was our go-to place for a year but the food quality has slipped and the service is downright awful. The waiter that we had the very last time we were there was rude and unfriendly. We will not be going back.

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Pipestone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

The food is very good and also very reasonable. The fish special on Fridays is excellent. The best fish I have ever eaten! And very large servings. It's great! The food is served to your order!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1635 N 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-4247
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: 956-412-8334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?