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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 58 Restaurants in Kingsville
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Floresville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The #5 Beef Enchiladas have lots of good cheese. Flour tortillas are delicious with butter and sugar after dinner.

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Kingsville, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I like El Tap, but prefer its sister restaurant. This place will fill you up, however. I have never had a bad meal here and there is a reason it is always busy. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all good.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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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