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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
11:00 am - 9:30 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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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this location on a number of occasions. Most recently went for lunch. The staff is always quick to greet us when we walk in. On most visits the Owner/Manger will stop by the table and talk with us. The authentic Mexican food is always hot and delivered quickly. You can easily get in and out in... More 

Thank Bruce_Ogle
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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222 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 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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325 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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