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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
361-516-1655
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood spot

We eat here regularly. They have great daily specials, and the best breakfasts in town! Good family and college student place, just a couple of blocks off campus of Texas A&M Kingsville. Sometimes a little slow, but the food is worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
tlneel53
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Kingsville, Texas
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Kingsville, Texas
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We eat here regularly. They have great daily specials, and the best breakfasts in town! Good family and college student place, just a couple of blocks off campus of Texas A&M Kingsville. Sometimes a little slow, but the food is worth it!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

El Tapatio looked like a good place for a local lunch. Good parking, nice signage. The dining room was large with lots of people. Service was pretty quick, lots of choices on the menu. Food arrived without delay and was delicious. My friend from Mexice said the cuisine was pretty authentic. Happy all around. I would definitely go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was great along with the tea. The service was nice, I definitely recommend this place and I would absolutely go back!

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Kingsville, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food is always consistently good and the service is excellent. Staff is friendly and always has a smile on there faces.

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Bishop, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of our FAVORITE local Mexican restaurants! Food is delicious and inexpensive and you never leave hungry; more than likely, you will leave with a take home box! The service is quick and attentive. One of our favorite meals is the chicken quesadilla plate which is a large flour tortilla stuffed with moist flavorful chicken and gooey white... More 

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Thank ccpetri
Texas
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174 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This Mexican restaurant seemed to be popular with locals. The fajita plate was on special and was a grand amount of food. We also had the cheese enchilada plate, which was generous as well, though a little TOO cheesy for my taste. Service was good, and the beers were cold, served in a cold mug with salt and lime. A... More 

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Texas
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Truly one of Kingsville's best restaurants. Great location just off the Texas A&M University Kingsville campus. Parking is cramped and shared with the restaurant across the street. Inside looks like a typical diner. It is generally busy, but I've never had to wait for a table. The staff is hit or miss, last night, our waitress was great, but some... More 

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Kingsville, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Food was greasy and tasted bland. I didnt like the actual atmosphere either it is stuffy inside. My husband likes it but I find it to be too greasy and just not my thing.

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Thank Travel03Fanatic
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The service was excellent. The food, and there was a lot of it, was better than most Mexican places we've been to (and we've been to A LOT). The drinks were some of the best we've had. Very reasonable prices. It was a bit bright in the restaurant, but it didn't take away from the overall experience. Excellent overall experience.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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187 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stopped in town and asked where there the locals ate Mexican food and were told that El Tapatio was the best place. We went west on Santa Gertrudis street to Wells street where El Tapatio is located. We were there about 2 PM in the afternoon and had immediate service with people coming and going the whole time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kingsville
  • Phone Number: 361-516-1655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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