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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, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 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 food and tea

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We are from Australia and don't get a lot of good Mexican food in our country. We have grandparents living in Kingsville, so visit relatively often - we always come along to El tapatio when we visit, and this most recent Xmas trip was no exception. We were only in town for 3 days and came here for dinner twice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The food is hearty, traditional and a local favorite. We eat at El Tapatio almost every time we are in Kingsville to be with family (who have been here for generations.) For us, El Tapatio is the big weekend breakfast, but it's also our 90 year old mother/mother in law's place for menudo for an evening meal. You want to... More 

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

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  • 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

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