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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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2105 Columbia Blvd, Saint Helens, OR 97051-1738
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is good, fairly quick and always hot. The service is usually very good and the drinks are pretty good and not overpriced.

Thank Chris0214
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here is very good. The service is warm, friendly and efficient. We eat here at least once a week and have never had a bad experience. The tableside guacamole is excellent. It is a family run business and it shows.

Thank brandig189
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

There are several Mexican restaurants in the area but this is far and away the best. We won't eat Mexican anywhere else anymore.

Thank CarolB97053
Redmond, Oregon
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Very good food, and being able to sit and look on the river is really nice! Service was very good too even though they were training new people! :)

Thank T F
Saint Helens, Oregon
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service. Consistent and affordable. Great for larger groups. Sit on the restaurant side if you have kids.

Thank Light brown S
Saint Helens, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

My wife and I very much enjoy coming here at the end of a long day of work and we don't feel like making dinner ourselves. The tortilla chips are always fresh and warm and the dinner portions are very generous. Our favorite dish is the Carne Asada, which we share and is even enough for a lunch the next... More 

Thank Larry J
Vancouver, Washington
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387 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Nice,clean restaurant with good food. Wasn't the greatest food, but the waitstaff was very courteous and efficient.

Thank LLP1957
Saint Helens, Oregon
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Really good Mexican food. Typical colorful Mexican resteraunt and the sounds, smells and tastes that go with it. To me it smells comfort food and very tasty. I love it there.

Thank shalimar970
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great service,generous portions and real margaritas.Very busy place but the server was on top of everything and even found time to chat with us about our hometown that she had fallen in love with when she visited.

Thank sabresgirl2
Bellevue, WA
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in here for dinner while avoiding Portland's I-5 traffic. Food was good. Family owned and run. Many of the other customers seemed known to staff and each other so it seems it's a popular spot with locals. Menu items were typical of many Mexican restaurants - combinations, carne asada, fajitas etc. My mole enchilada was excellent! The mole had... More 

Thank Cedars2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 Columbia Blvd, Saint Helens, OR 97051-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Saint Helens
  • Phone Number: 503-397-1465

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