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“Warm and cozy on a dark rainy day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Tapatio

El Tapatio
725 E Gibbs Ave, Cottage Grove, OR
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Ranked #10 of 43 Restaurants in Cottage Grove
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: This is a relatively new restaurant that is part of a small family chain of restaurants on the West Coast of the U.S.
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Description: This is a relatively new restaurant that is part of a small family chain of restaurants on the West Coast of the U.S.
Bellevue WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Warm and cozy on a dark rainy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were on a trip from Seattle to Sacramento on a rainy day with a wet dog and a tiny motel room at the end of a day on the road. Driving around town looking for a meal, we suddenly saw the brightly painted restaurant. Inside the clean warm atmosphere of Mexican decor and welcoming staff brightened our evening! The service was quick and the food very fresh and delicious for an astoundingly low price. Our compliments to the friendly and efficient staff. Three different people came to be sure our meal was satisfactory.

We highly suggest you give it a try .we will plan to stop on our way home.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mild Mexican Meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Not busy - but very slow service. Margarita was very icy. Food was average for Mexican - nothing to brag about.

Visited August 2013
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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Experiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stopped here on our way to the coast for lunch, Excellent service, very clean, and great food. My Husband ordered a chile rellano and it was a very yummy freshly roasted chili. Will stop again for sure. Worth the small trip off the freeway

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Clean, nice decor, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Traveling north, thinking about Mexican food, looked it up on my phone. Nice people, wonderful food. Order the scratch Margarita...yum! Great guacamole, great mole, excellent Chili rellenos. Don't pass this one by.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Tasty food and good service. Facility is always clean and great salsa. Ask for extra hot sauce and grilled peppers. Yummy.

Visited February 2013
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