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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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8220 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4302
+1 401-295-2280
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rhode Island
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280 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were promptly seated and before we knew it, salsa and chips appeared. Our server was very friendly and efficient. Food was fresh and came out hot. I really enjoyed the chimichanga. The shredded beef was tasty. The size was just right. The flan was outstanding for dessert. It is located on Route 1 in Wickford. Easy parking.

Thank Keesar
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The main thing that stands out was how fresh all the ingredients were, that everything was not buried in a non-descript red sauce, that you could taste the flavor of each ingredient. Really large portions, so plan to share. Great Mexican flavors without being pedestrian. Authentic, fresh ingredients... you will like it!

Thank M616M
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Came with a large group. Everyone at the table agreed that the food was totally lacking in flavor. My salad was perhaps the worst I have ever had. The menu description made it sound good, but it was very disappointing. No one finished their food. And the waitress never asked anyone how they enjoyed their meal. I don't understand how... More 

Thank Catherine R
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Let me just say. I was a bit skeptical when I went to order food to go due to the previous time the order was wrong and food was cold when I got home but let me just say that they must have fixed something. We ordered dinner and when I got home (10 min drive) the food was just... More 

Thank Gbrownpts
Saint Augustine, Florida
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

we just stopped for a drink and ended up staying for dinner. Very good Mexican food for reasonable prices. We sat in the bar area and the bartender was our server, he was excellent. He knew all of the items we has questions about and was very efficient and friendly. We'll go back.

Thank Jack1247
Rhode Island
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I was determined to return to this place after several years as I was not satisfied with my previous visit. This time however the menu was expanded, the portions were bigger and the house margaritas are the same price ($8.00) they were when this place first opened up (meaning they were overpriced at that time). I had a shredded beef... More 

Thank GeorgefromRhody
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

El Tapatio has been going strong for years now and they are consistently great. They portions are huge and delicious. I have been there easily a dozen times and never had food I didn't love. The fish tacos are my favorite. And, the prices are very reasonable.

Thank whitly37
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic, drinks were good! I recommend this for family outings or friend outings. Fun atmosphere as well!

Thank burpee43
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick drink with friends. Service was very good. Great spot for a drink. Did not eat, but food looked good.

Thank John M
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

A decent enough Tex-Mex restaurant suitable for getting your enchilada or burrito fix. The servings are ample, particularly the El Tapatio burritos and can usually bank on taking half of it home for a meal the next day. That kind of frugality is appealing because I think El Tapatio is a little on the expensive side for Tex-Mex, and it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8220 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-295-2280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?