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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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8220 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4302
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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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.

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

Thank hscheff
Portland, Oregon
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185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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.

Thank Eppie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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 - 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: 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?