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“good mexican food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Tapatio

El Tapatio
134 East Orange Avenue, Porterville, CA
(559) 781-2115
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Ranked #14 of 85 Restaurants in Porterville
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Porterville, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“good mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

great little series of mexican restaraunts in the local area (two in town one out by ducor)
can get a bit noisy inside
they have good food, love the huge chips (lol) and great pico
their enchalada sauce is either a love it or hate it thing some think it is too sweet some like it - personally I like it

oh and their chili relenos - love them

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Tulare, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

An abundance of food but the sauce was a little to sweet for my liking but everything else was good.

Visited October 2012
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North Olmsted, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Get the guac, salsa & chips!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband, daughter and I went here while we were visiting our niece and I crave it now that I am back in Ohio! This is the BEST guac & salsa I have ever had. I also managed to finish my chicken burrito because the food was delicious. Also, the staff were all very friendly and accomidating.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springville, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If you don't know good mexican food, then this is your place.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Didn't like their sweet enchilada sauce, the food was greasy, and generally just not tasty mexican food. Sorry, but I have been here about 3 times and still cannot see why people like it? Would rather go to Exeter or Visalia for some great mexican food, worth the drive!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Springville, California
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This restraunt serves good meals at affordable prices. Porterville has a bar. Going for dinner ? Always packed. Worth the wait.

Visited September 2012
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