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“Great 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 #6 of 90 Restaurants in Porterville
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We order here if my wife doesn't want to cook. Our favorite is the Junior Burrito which is really huge. You can order extra meat on it if you want. This restaurant has been in Porterville since forever.

The restaurant has decent space but parking can be tricky. There is adjacent parking spaces which you can use.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Friant, California
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great chips, salsa and guacamole !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful service, definitely a family atmosphere. Great chips, salsa and guacamole. Had the carne asada, just ok. Refried beans were good. Overall, worth the stop!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Porterville, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun for Birthday Celebrations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have attended several birthday parties there the past year. There is plenty of room for a large group. The food is great and the tacos are delicious! You are not rushed when you are having a birthday celebration and the staff sings an old mexican folk ballad to the person having the birthday, which is alway quite a pretty song. The birthday person then gets a special drink or dessert from the restaurant. The staff are always very friendly and accomadating.

Visited November 2012
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Porterville, California
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Tulare, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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