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El Tapatio

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550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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285 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this place for lunch while we were on a road trip. We love Mexican food. And we have a very demanding taste. Though we are from Puerto Rico, we have travelled all over Mexico. We can distinguish good from bad. Found it wonderful. The dining room is beautiful. They have a very broad menu. Lots of choices.... More 

Thank golflover26
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a hidden gem. Great food, nice staff who provided good service. The food was very tasty, served hot, and portion size was perfect.

Thank QAnnBan
Newark, Delaware
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The food was very good The prices are fair and they give big portions. The service could have been a little better but it was not bad

Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is our favorite, informal place to go for a good Mexican meal. If you're going on a Friday night, be prepared to wait for a bit for a table as they're pretty busy then; plus the Mariachi band is always a pleasure to listen to. Food wise, I think the tamales have too much breading and not nearly enough... More 

1 Thank BruceandDar
Bear, Delaware
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257 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

They offer great lunch specials but I thought the food was just average. The service was friendly and it was a good atmosphere but I would not go out of my way to visit here

Thank valeriecolleen
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

food was bland, does not taste very authentic, ambience cute and colorful, would probably not eat there again

Thank Nikita S
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Have had numerous dishes, all excellent. We especially like going when the mariachis are there on Friday nights. Fabulous food in a Fun festive atmosphere. Margaritas are excellent.

1 Thank Beth D
Utica, New York
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing, margaritas lovely and fun atmosphere...cant wait to return!! We each had and shared different entrees that were all delicious and very filling!!

1 Thank kathy m
Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We tried this restaurant a few months ago for the first time. Being skeptical, we hoped that the food would good. It was very good. Large portions. The staff were friendly and very attentive. The staff, also, kept us informed if a large group was coming in and if we needed to more to be more comfortable. We have gone... More 

Thank CherSteve
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Ask for Jes, she is top notch, very pleasant atmosphere and wonderful food, if you have room try the Fried Ice cream - I get it without the chocolate!

1 Thank Eve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Eden Cir, Bear, DE 19701-4305
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bear
  • Phone Number: 302-836-6477

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