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El Tapatio Mexican Cuisine

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2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
+1 337-475-9022
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice family run place, food always good but not great, great Mexican food in this area can't be found or at least I've not found it.

Thank 308larryj
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has a different address :/ When I typed in the name it sent me here.... 2624 Gertsner Memorial Dr Lake Charles which is correct . So far it's very tasty . The salsa is homemade and yummy. I ordered the shrimp chimichanga and it was good but you really have to like shrimp to get it.

Thank Susie H
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place offers authentic Mexican food, nothing like that TEX-MEX kind of restaurant It has good service and great prices, the location is not the best in town but decent. Great margaritas too.

Thank Evia H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good Mexican restaurant while staying at the casino and we happened to find this little bit of greatness. We ordered fajitas and they were on point. The queso was delish, as it is always iffy with queso I didn't know what to expect but this one was great! It was a blend of a white... More 

Thank Marie S
Angleton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2016

great staff, great choices, great food all at a great price! We started coming to Lake Charles a few years ago and found them on a google searc and once we tried it , we have been coming back ever since

Thank gflippo
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Do not let the building or location steer you away. It's an old Pizza Hut painted loudly. The chips, salsa and margaritas were barely ok. Margarita on the weak side. The chilli relleno was ok and the beef enchilada would've been better at Taco Bell. BUT the Carne Asada tacos were the bomb diggy. The fresh/tender skirt steak pieces on... More 

Thank Kittykatz65
Embarrass, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Went because it was close to the hotel and could walk back. (Always a good rationale for trying a restaurant.) It had outdoor seating and an extensive menu which was also a plus. Most items were typical fare but they had ceviche (shrimp) which was a tad heavy on the cilantro but good. The green chile was good and my... More 

Thank MnViking45
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I am a big beef fajita person. They were good. Had the chori queso and was good too. It had a lots of chorizo. And had onions tomato and peppers. Never had them like that before. Yum.

1 Thank Nevo R
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I'm originally from south Texas and grew up eating traditional Mexican and Tex Mex food. This tasted like authentic Mexican food. I got the tamales with cheese on top. Waitress called it white cheese, it's goat cheese and its light and delicious. The tamales were not overly think like some Tex Mex tamales. They had great flavor and tasted homemade.... More 

1 Thank JLGlenn
United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner June 9th. We have been before and were VERY impressed. Had to go back. There is NO other place in Lake Charles that offers authentic Mexican food and atmosphere like El Tapatio. Everything about this place, including the friendly staff, is great. We have put it on our top 5 restaurants we like going to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-475-9022

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