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El Tapatio

1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
+1 252-985-0027
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“warm chips” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about the only Mexican restaurant we eat in here. Tried others, but do not compare. Would be nice if they gave you at least rice with your combo order like some of the other restaurants do.

Thank mahobeachlady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to El Tap to see if they still had 99 vent tacos on Tuesday and they didn’t. So I had the Burritos Deluxe and husband the special, Fajita Quesadilla. Both were good but nothing over the top. Beer was still $1.75 so that was...More

Thank tlstanley99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling through North Carolina and stopping for the night we found this wonderful restaurant. It looked like it was filled with the "locals"--so it had to be good. We were seated within 15 minutes. A great menu at reasonable prices. We looked up the word...More

Thank PSLresident
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I have now been to this particular El Tapatio 5 times. It was my wife's birthday and she wanted to go there. We also brought along another friend. Again, we were recognized and sat quickly. Our waiter came right away for our beverage order. When...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a little way off I-95, but worth the detour. You can order table-side fresh guacamole, warm chips and mild salsa, and made-to-order dishes. We dined on a Sunday for lunch and the place was packed. Good choice for Tex-Mex food.

Thank El G
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch on Saturday with my daughter! The chimichanga, avocado dip, salsa and Margarita were all magnificent. Just loved the service and the wonderful atmosphere.

Thank DOROTHY H
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Today my wife and I revisited this chain Mexican Food restaurant and again we were not disappointed. We were almost immediately met at the front and seated. As soon as were seated a waitress came and asked us for our beverages and left us our...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice Mexican restaurant. Even though it was packed on a Friday night we were still seated fairly quickly. Food was delicious, our waiter was great. It was quite loud in there though.

Thank KatieHeineman1
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Good food & great service. Never have too wait a long time, to receive the meal. Staff is always friendly.

Thank keri31383
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Passing through rocky mount and trip advisor popped El Tapatio up as the number 3 restaurant. Great call. It’s a solid 2.5 miles from 95, but well worth the slight detour. I tried the chorri-pollo which is a butterflied char chicken breast with a chorizo...More

Thank Scott M
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Emily B
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe they do. Sorry.
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amandasings
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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megellis1
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Stevenson S | Reviewed this property |
I would think outside is cool....service animals only inside tho.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-985-0027
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