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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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6920 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Ste 1, Newcastle, WA 98059-3147
(425) 747-0477
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Great Value

This was my first visit to El Tapatio and I came for lunch with coworkers. The first thing that caught my attention was the house salsa. It was pretty hot! Not blazing hot, but usually a house salsa is pretty mild because everyone who comes in usually eats it. I'm fine with spicy food, so after my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lee A
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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was my first visit to El Tapatio and I came for lunch with coworkers. The first thing that caught my attention was the house salsa. It was pretty hot! Not blazing hot, but usually a house salsa is pretty mild because everyone who comes in usually eats it. I'm fine with spicy food, so after my initial I really... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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455 reviews 455 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This family run restaurant serves great food for families and fans. They are busy every night and they run to keep up. The service is friendly and quick and the food is delicious. This has become a Seahawk team favorite as it is fairly close to their headquarters. Come by to enjoy authentic , good food!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My friends and I stopped by for lunch here and were very satisfied with our food. The service was great, our server checked in on how the food was and was good with providing refills without any of us asking. We will definitely be back again.

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Newcastle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good Mexican food served quickly and with a smile. Great place for families, however at times it can be very noisy. Food is freshly prepared.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have been dining frequently at El Tapatio since we first tried it six years ago. It is a great place to dine with family and friends. The food is excellent and the staff are always smiling and making sure that you are enjoying your dinner and time at their place.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Mexican food on the Eastside! Even the Seahawks players eat here! We enjoyed one more meal here before we make our annual trip to Cabo San Lucas. The chicken enchiladas are better than you can make at home because of the delicious ranchero sauce! Go here for delicious food, nice service and A wonderful family-run restaurant.

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Newcastle, Washington
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31 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We lived in the area for several years, and ate here at least 50 time, both in restaurant and take out. The service was always great, meals quick and hot, beverage nice and cold. Great chips and salsa at time of seating, a very good atmosphere all around. I did notice the portions starting to get smaller, especially the Chicken... More 

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Newcastle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We live in Newcastle and have been coming to Tapatio for many years now and have always had great food and service. It is a family owned and run restaurant with a good variety of items on the menu. Well worth a try but it can get busy on the weekends...because it is so good!

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Newcastle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has been in the hood for many years, and it's a nice place close by for a good meal. Never had any issues with food or service.

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Seattle
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139 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Good food, good service, and reasonable pricing. I've been coming to the Newcastle and Factoria restaurants for 15 years and have never been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6920 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Ste 1, Newcastle, WA 98059-3147
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: (425) 747-0477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?