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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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8220 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI
401-295-2280
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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank John M
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Chang- G
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The food is great. We had a party of 11. The waiter did a good job keeping glasses full, brought food promptly, and left us alone to visit. It was a wonderful place for a graduation extended family dinner.

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Thank Celia M
North Kingstown Rhode Island
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The atmosphere is Mexico-like, The waitstaff is proficient in what goes into each dish and how it is prepared. Lunch plates were more than adequate. It looks like there is a full bar but we were not interested at lunch time. Good amount of parking spaces. Close to Wickford Center

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Thank hscheff
Portland, Oregon
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172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Good Mexican food is not easy to find in rural Rhode Island. We were on the road and needed dinner. We found this place by asking our phone for a place to eat so we left the highway and drove the mile to get to it. Glad we did. Good food and a nice atmosphere. I had Tortilla Soup and... More 

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Thank Beenthere1950
Narragansett, Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Lovely service. Check it out. Yummy and close by. Large portions. Excellent tacos and enchiladas. I was too full from dinner to try dessert. I really want to try their churros. Parking can be a pain if they are super crowded.

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Thank Eppie G
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I like going to El Tapatio to meet friends for lunch or to have a drink at the bar and some small plates. This is noted as a family restaurant, and in the evenings there are lots of kids! They give you a lot of food, and a lot of attention.

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Thank MsK8-2013
Warwick, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The wait staff pleasantly greets you when you walk in the door, you are seated very quickly and a bowl of tortillas and salsa are brought to your table while you wait for your meal. Wait staff is very attentive and checks on you often. The food is delicious and you get a HUGE portion for a very reasonable price.... More 

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Thank Brenda C
Rhode Island
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just ok. If you want really good Mexican food, then this isn't the place for you. If you are really hungry and desperate for Mexican food, then ok, this might be the place for you. The food here tastes cheap and unauthentic. It is ok, but not somewhere to drive out of your way for.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I have some qualifications for what makes a good Mexican restaurant. Chips and salsa must be included with meal, prices should be reasonable, and service should be speedy. El Tapitio met all expectations. Chips with two salsa options and refills on chips and salsa at know charge. Prices were reasonable most meals were in the $10-13 price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8220 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: 401-295-2280

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