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770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3545
847 956 9411
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tapalpa is a family owned and run restaurant, and they make you feel like family when you are there. I especially like the things that are unique to this restaurant - my favorite is the Pollo Relleno. They have all the classics as well. Great margaritas, and a street taco special you can't beat. The service is swift and friendly.... More 

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Thank Sunengine
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went with my daughter who wanted tacos. I ordered her a ground beef taco. Only Cheese and Meat. (This really isn't that odd for a kid). Of course, it came out with lettuce. The waitress gladly took it back to replace it. Only it wasn't a replacement. The lettuce was simply wiped off. My daughter took a bite and... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

You know you are at a real Mexican restaurant when they put chips and salsa on the table. The chips were fresh, and the salsa very tasty. We had the fajitas for dinner (steak & chicken) and both were very good. The service was flawless, all in all a great experience.

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Thank Avrin2
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

There is no doubt about it....it is the best in Elk Grove. Great fresh entrees! Always consistent. My favorite is the Carne Asada and the Camarones de Mojo i Ajo. Always friendly service!

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Thank Kapanda
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The salsa they serve with the chips is my all time favorite. It's not anything too crazy. Just simple and tasty. But beyond that I really, really dig the vibe of this place. Not pretentious or elegant, but by no means a dive. Just a comfortable neighborhood place. Food is always outstanding and drinks done right. Tapalpa is the region... More 

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Thank EricBlomquist
Chicago
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Go here very often, love the steak taco diner and the margarita's. The soups are very good too. The servie is very good. On occasion asked for and received diner served in 15 minutes so could make a show at the EGV theater.

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Thank jo1042g
Palatine, Illinois, United States
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been here many times. It's a local favorite. They have very nice service and I love that you get soup with your meal. Their margaritas are very weak though (at least the ones on special) Enjoy the outdoor patio in the summer!

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Thank Suzanne S
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Most nights of the week anyone is going to visit a bustling little restaurant. They have had some menu changes that I didn't really like, because I tend to look at the menu and order the same thing visit after visit. Notice that I still go there. Good atmosphere, neither is it expensive or inexpensive, moderately priced. This little restaurant... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I spent the summer in Elk Grove Village and Tapalpa was a weekly visit while there. The Tapalpa Rolls are a must try. Can't wait for a visit back to Chicago!

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1 Thank Vernn2008
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Authentic food and drinks I have been dinning here for years. I don't think I have ever been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elk Grove Village
  • Phone Number: 847 956 9411

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