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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
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English first
Austin, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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