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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

6920 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Ste 1, Newcastle, WA 98059-3147
(425) 747-0477
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Ranked #2 of 14 restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 31, 2014
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English first
Seattle
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We've been eating at Tapatio's for several years now with friends, family and just us and we always enjoy our meal. We typically go on a Friday night, which is very busy but they are relatively quick to seat you. The staff is welcoming and friendly. They are able to meet any dietary requirements. They offer a nice wine selection... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

They were very quick in getting us in. Waiters were very friendly and atmosphere was energetic. Food was prepared well and serve in a good timely manner. I definitely recommend and will be returning.

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Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Can't say enough about this restaurant! We dine here quite frequently and just love all the dishes we have tried. Excellent food with great quality ingredients. The restaurant owner and staff are a delight and make the dining experience wonderful! We normally have a margarita and it's nice that Tapatio does not 'water' the drinks down. Yummy restaurant in every... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First of all they have the best rice in any Mexican restaurant ever. There are several signature dishes you should try here, my favorites are Chile Colorado and Enchiladas Guadalajara, if you are craving for steak Carne Asada or Tacos Carbon, if you are craving grilled chicken Pollo Taraxco or Pollo Al Carbon. I have to warn you: the one... More

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Newcastle, WA USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They make wonderful fish tacos, Chicken Mole Pablano, Pollo Taraxco, Carne Asada, Fijitas and other dishes are well executed and delicious. They have extensive vegetarian offerings and are happy to make them vegan if you want that. They make their own tortillas on site and you can watch them being cooked. All the dishes are a good value. The main... More

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Newcastle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you live in Newcastle and do not want to drive to another city, this is your only choice. It is not bad, but nothing more than food to fill you stomach.

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Long time customer since they opened almost 20 years ago. Salvador and his family always have top notch food and friendly service, and great margaritas.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Good food, nothing great. Portions were ample. What you could see was clean. Kids were welcome and had a special menu. Service was a bit random. Atmosphere was what you expect.

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larrchar
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237 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stopped by the other night at our favorite Mexican restaurant and were treated with friendly Service and very good food. Tapatio is busy most nights but the staff works quickly and service Is prompt. We usually order enchiladas which are very tasty but the salads and other choices Are all good.

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Seattle, WA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is not the worst Mexican food we have had, but we were very disappointed. We had to flag down a bus person and ask him to send over our waiter to take our order. We had to flag him down again to ask for more salsa. Our orders came out quickly, but both had errors. The 'Rancho' beans were... More

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