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“New location in Wickford” 4 of 5 stars
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El Tapatia
355 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02920-4358
401-944-2212
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Ranked #101 of 244 Restaurants in Cranston
Cuisines: Mexican
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New England
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“New location in Wickford”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

El Tapatia's has opened a second location on Post Rd in Wickford, near Wickford Appliance. This new location is smaller, with a tight parking area. We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday and again, enjoyed our meals very much. Dishes chosen were the chicken mole (REALLY good) and my husband's usual - chile relleno and tamale. Our server was very patient as I chose something I hadn't tried before. I went with his suggestion of the mole and was delighted with the dish. A rich, somewhat spicy sauce with lots of chicken breast. Rice was good this time (usually don't eat it). Their margaritas are very good also. My husband grew up in Southern California and he describes their food as very similar to what he had there (big compliment!). The new location doesn't have the fun atmosphere of the original in Cranston, but we liked the quieter meal this time. Only real quibble is that I wished they had had a lunch menu and/or some specials.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Out of business -- replaced by El Tapatio.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Out of business -- replaced by El Tapatio.

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“The noise level is unreal and the food is poorly executed Tex-Mex. The tortilla chips are fairly decent, but that's...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

The noise level is unreal and the food is poorly executed Tex-Mex. The tortilla chips are fairly decent, but that's about it.

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“Delicious food, great environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

Delicious food, great environment

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