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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
+1 863-686-6958
10:00 am - 9:00 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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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awesome locally owned Mexican restaurant. Home made salsa and chips get you started off on the right food. My family has loved every menu item since they opened.

Thank Heather E
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has good authentic Mexican food. The service could use some work though. Other than that is a decent authentic Mexican restaurant

Thank Raul D
Lakeland, Florida
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tapatio's has great Mexican food. The service is good, and everyone is friendly. My family dined inside several times, but we usually do takeout. We almost always get the combination platters -- there are numerous combinations to choose from, so I like to try different mixes. The fajitas are excellent.

Thank Keith1009
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. The salsa is the raw pickled type which I don't like. Chips are thick and not very tasty. This is probably a true authenic Mexican restaurant. I tend to be more of a Texmex lover.

Thank Charles K
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love their chips & salsa! Other food is good, reasonably priced, albeit a bit salty. Service depends on the time of day. Noon is pretty busy, but still chip & salsa come right away.

Thank 199marylh
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tapitio's may be the best Mexican food in Lakeland. The food is good, and you get large portions for your money. I think anyone taking college classes in restaurant business needs to watch how the restaurant is run. The food comes out fast and when a table of people leaves, the table is usually cleaned and ready for the next... More 

Thank Tom B
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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 September 24, 2016 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 September 24, 2016 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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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, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 863-686-6958

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