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El Tapatio

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1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
970-245-6479
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband ordered three pork carnitas tacos and they were filled with meat! My husband was very happy! I ordered the mediano combo (tostada and chile relleno). I ordered a ground beef tostada and the ground beef was seasoned like meat for tacos which I did not like. The salsa was very tasty and not too hot!

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Thank Jas633_12
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was fairly traditional Mexican food. Shrimp cocktail was huge and good. Kids meals were also very large. Margaritas were a little too sweet, but were a good deal on special.

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Thank jessicaU3044IG
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Visited last night and will go back again. It's one of those places you want to call it a hole in the wall! Great service, flavorful margs and outstanding Mexican fare. Had the shredded beef chalupa and crispy Relleno. Hard to find any restaurant serving crispy relleno's these days. Everything did not taste the same and not covered in sauces... More 

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Thank JCooperJun
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Mrs SmellyOldGoat and I were returning home from Phoenix. I-17 & I-40 were busy, so we headed North through Utah and then East through Colorado. This put us in Grand Junction and dinner time. I used TripAdvisor to search for restaurants. Fortunately, we could not find our first choice. We followed the map and drove around the block 3 times,... More 

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Thank SmellyOldGoat
Grand Junction, Colorado
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124 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Small restaurant with gaudy décor. But then that's kind of standard for Mexican restaurants. But you don't go to a Mexican restaurant for the visuals, you go for the food . . . and El Tapatio delivers some good stuff. This is one of my favorite Mexican places in Grand Junction. So many of them overdo it on the cheese,... More 

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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great food and the best margs by far ... we usually order whatever the special margarita is and it is always delicious & strong. Cheese dip is so yummy and the crispy chili relleno is top notch. Great, now I have to go back because even writing about it is making me HUNGRY!!!

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Thank Chelsey S
Grand Junction, Colorado
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I really love their cholesterol free beans, in fact, I'd go and eat just a big bowl of those they are that good! But I also order their vegetable enchilada, which is no longer on the menu but they make it for me and wow! It's amazing! they must sauté the vegetables and mushrooms in butter, I went this last... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Grand Junction, Colorado
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

well you better be hungry. every plate is super big.. dinner is ridiculous. I would prefer smaller portions and cut the price, but as usual they don't ask me. Super good food. never had a bad meal ...... staff if friendly but as usual most don't speak english and it can be a challenge to get what you think you... More 

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Thank David B
Florissant, Missouri
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Though good, there is nothing outstanding about this restaurant. It has good food at reasonable prices in a pleasant setting.

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Thank marguerite7452
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was OK. The service was fast and friendly. They are busy on a daily basis and prices are great. Margarita wasn't the tastiest but it will do the job.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: 970-245-6479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?