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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Lakeland to visit family and ate dinner here one night. The food was terrible!! We will not return to give it a second try. I am a true Mexican food lover, but this food was the worst I ever ate. Their carnetias were over cooked and very dry and stringy. Rice and beans were tasteless and bland.

Thank Ralph B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Family own place for Manny years!! Friendly and helpful Staffing, Great prices and a long list of choices for everyone..Amazing Food..Close Mondays and get there early..

Thank Frank M
Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mexican food there is pretty good it is authentic it is run by Mexicans Mexican food near depends if you like it or you don't and the style that they have but all in all it's pretty good service good and the prices are very reasonable

Thank Keith B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is the real mexican flavor. Good size portions for a good appetite. Is always bussy, so you might have to wait for a table, but not for a long time. The prices are really good and the menu is extensive so you have many options to chose from. I recomend the Chimichangas, delicious and big.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here for a long time and the last two times we ate there the food was not as good as it had been in the past. The service is fine but the taste was lacking. Our favorite Mexican restaurant was the Three Amigos that closed a few years ago and so we began going to Tapatios.... More 

Thank kblack6927
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner with my aunt and mom. Food was excellent. I had the taco salad and my mom and aunt both had burritos (chicken and beef). Chips and salsa were great also. Prices were fair.

Thank RAH_RAHx2
Winter Haven, Florida
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219 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick review ~ Good variety of food with a decent atmosphere There is also a weekly mariachi band. For me that was GREAT as you could easily see just how many folks were regulars because it quickly became a sing-a-long! Try it!

Thank cc_maam
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a business acquaintance for lunch. Server was prompt with water/tea. I LOVE Mexican food so I ordered the standard lunch fare....The Speedy Gonzales. One taco and one enchilada with rice or beans. I opted for chicken as the protein. The lunch (finally) came finding the driest, bland chicken in a stale corn taco shell and flavorless enchilada sauce, with... More 

Thank JBfromJB
Napa, California
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316 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was good. I totally forgot to take photos. I had a combo that had burrito, taco and enchilada. Surprisingly, it did not come with beans and rice. I didn't mind, because I filled up on the awesome fresh cooked chips and salsa. My food was full of meat, well seasoned and beautifully presented. It was not the best... More 

Thank karansimoni
Leland, North Carolina
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came with a group from Meetup. We had great service. The margaritas were excellent and the food was delicious.

Thank TheGingerbeardMan7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-686-6958

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

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