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6645 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-3338
+1 863-646-2199
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Lakeland, Florida
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383 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always like this place. The service and food use to be awesome. Today the server forgot about us, the chicken tacos had no taste, and when the server took our payment, he was like, the chicken tacos are bland.

Thank Ellie W
Winter Haven, Florida
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We have always gone to the Tapatios location on Memorial in Lakeland. This restaurant is larger and newer. The service is quick and friendly. We love the chips and salsa plus the caso cheese dip is hot and delightful. Our food was prepared quickly and was very tasty. We love this location too.

Thank Asa D
Lakeland, Florida
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181 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Staff is always friendly. Inside is Very clean and up to date inside. Good for friends,family or date night. Had The steak fajitas and tortilla soup which was great. Their fresh made chips and salsa are always great. Love the spicy green salsa the most. They have a nice little store front next door.

Thank Kap1313
Homosassa, Florida
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We have eaten there often and it has been great every time. The service is the best in town. Sometimes we go with little kids and they are quick to set-up multiple high chairs, making it very easy. They have excellent margaritas, of course as well as a very broad menu offering. We try something different every time and it... More 

Thank Jim_and_Gail_Wilbur
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

My wife and I met some friends for dinner. First time we have been to this restaurant. The salsa (hot and mild) were fresh tasting and the chips were nice and hot. I ordered the combo (taco and burrito with re-fried beans and rice). I'm not normally a Spanish rice fan but theirs was good, not a hard kernel of... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I like spicy food but when is too much your tongue will be numb for some time, over all it was ok I guess, service is pretty good. I guess is not my kind of food.

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Thank ChefIvanpetrovich
Tapatios T, Manager at Tapatio's, responded to this review

i m sorry to heard that but we have 2 different types of salsa one is mild and the other one in hot and all our food is mild we do not put anything spicy that is why we put the salsas on the side we make it spicy only when the customer ask for it , thank you for... More 

Sunny Central Florida
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123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Have always enjoyed the food - not likely to return after tonight's visit. One of the two mini carafes of salsa was cracked. We didn't eat any. The wife had carnitas. Other than a huge amount of fat she had to trim off, she enjoyed them. My beef flautas were fatty, had lots of gristle, and a sharp chunk of... More 

Thank HappyFLTravelers
Lakeland, Florida
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220 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Tapatio's 6645 S Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33813 863-646-2199 If you like Mexican, this is a good place to try. We eat here more often than not when our taste buds want Mexican. It’s a bit south of town and our usual ‘haunts’ but we like the fresh chips and salsa. Wife especially likes them when they are warm. I... More 

Thank Richard E
Lakeland, Fl
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Tapatio's for years it is the best Mexican around and I'm picky - the food is amazing service is unbeatable and prices are great!

Thank KitKatBLakeland_Fl
Lakeland, Florida
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383 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We do like the place, were usually not this south on South Florida Ave. We always like the food, and it's usually always fairly priced. They have a market next door that always has a lot of cool stuff!

Thank Ellie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6645 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-3338
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-646-2199

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