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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
361-516-1655
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Kingsville
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Of the half dozen or so Mexican restaurants here in Kingsville, this is my top favorite. A good value for the money and you do not walk away hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You can't beat the price in this small restaurant. Very good Mexican food that feels all freshly made. Friendly staff. Highly recommended , would come back here for sure when I'm around again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place gave me everything I was craving and more. I don't eat meat and they worked around my needs. It was really quick, great Margaritas, chalupas, tortillas, enchiladas, rice, and beans. The homemade chips and salsa were super tasty to boot. I HIGHLY recommend it! YUM!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The restaurant was clean, staff was friendly and the breakfast was delicious. The food was like homemade!! Definitely will visit again!

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Corpu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just off the campus of Texas A&M - Kingsville and often frequented by college students this is the real deal when it comes to authentic Mexican food. I especially like the shrimp soup. Large menu to choose from and I have never been disappointed.

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Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ordered chalupas with rice and beans and one order could easily feed two. It was very good and at a reasonable price. The service was good as well.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The food is fairly authentic and very good. You sit down and when they get to it, give you amazing hot sauce, chips and a portion of beans. The food comes rather quickly and the portions are large. The only small downsides are: the service has a little to be desired, they don't seem to be too excited about being... More

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Jasper, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This restaurant was actually in Ricardo so not 100% sure it is related. The breakfast was very good with HUGE portions. Lots of locals eating there before work. We highly recommend the omelets and beans! Tortillas came complimentary as well. Yummy!

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Plano, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Kingsville is not a town that you would otherwise pass unless you, like us, are heading down to port aransas or south padre islands. And to find such authentic Mexican food on Christmas Eve was truly a blessing. The place looks like any typical Mexican joint - loud colors, loud servers and ubiquitous mariachi music. But the similarities kinda end... More

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Glad we stopped. We got what we expected and were pleased. Well visited by the locals. When in the area we will stop again.

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