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Reviewed June 12, 2021

Ordered carry out from here the other night and was not disappointed. The fish tacos were better than average with pickled jalapenos . . .

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

The best Mexican food we’ve had. Very fresh!!! Large portions, good prices. Vegetables and herbs were fresh. Fast service and very clean. Tvs with soccer on.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Service is terrible at this place! This is the third time the family and I have eaten at this place and the it doesn't let you down on the expectations of being the worst places in town list. Drinks when you order come in groups;...repeatedly asking for your drink cause they forget or doing other things. Took 3 times asking for my daughters drink to get it to her. They take your order and when it comes it is NEVER what you asked for! On top of asking for my daughters drink several times they "forgot' to bring her food to her. We were all done with out meals before she got hers. When she finally received her meal it was "burnt" and they had the disrespect to their customer to deliver that crap to the table anyway! I am going to pass it around to every person i see and know that this place should be closed down and wiped out of the Rock Hill area for good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

We ordered a takeout lunch and I placed the order. When we picked it up and got back to work, the main part of my meal was missing. I called and at first I was told I hadn’t placed my order. I explained I had...part of my order. I then had to go back to get the rest. After returning to work again (work was about 10 mins away) I found my food was cold, which made me think it had been sitting for a while. While eating my taco, I found a LONG hair in my food. I don’t have long hair at all. At this point I stopped eating and threw the rest away. It will be a long time before I eat here again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great Mexican food, I ordered the enchiladas my husband had the chimichanga... extremely delicious. Margaritas were also really yummy!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We moved here in January and El Cancun was our favorite for Mexican up until we ate here. The server was a wonderful young man and the chips and salsa were very good. Main dishes were full of flavor and freshness!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is our favorite place to get Mexucan good. We have tried several dishes and they have all been good. I esp like their green enchilada sauce. I get that instead of their salsa for my chips. We eat here frequently and have yet to...get a bad meal.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We both had the super tapatio meal. Just fantastic. Spiced and flavored perfectly. Staff was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Decor was ok...typical small Mexican restaurant. Hostess and server friendly. Food was terrible. The chips were old and greasy, our meals even worse. Everything on our plates was old and dried out and tasted like it was days old. I got the combo #4 (enchilada,...chile rellano, rice and beans). The rice was hard and dry, the beans (along with everything else on the plate) were cold. The enchilada and the rellano were cold and soggy and the taste and texture of something that had been popped in the microwave and then left sitting until it was cold again. My husband had the steak tapatio. One word...NASTY! I can add three more words...greasy, tough, and fatty! Same thing for his meal as with mine. Old and cold. I would have thought they would have made some effort as it was a Saturday evening...I guess this is why there was only one other couple there when we arrived. Will never go back!More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Best Flavor, Best Value, Best all around Mexican food. Can't beat it. My wife and I go here just about every month.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice atmosphere...great menu. Prompt, attentive servers. Everything was prepared properly. Large portions. I really enjoyed my Mole!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

The service was friendly and attentive; the food was good and hot at a reasonable price - in one word a good dinner.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the taco salad, this was my first time eating here. The resteraunt was very clean and the staff was very friendly.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

I stopped here with the family because we love Mexican food and this looked like a little "hole in the wall" establishment. I was hoping for good, inexpensive Mexican food. I got the good food, but missed out on the inexpensive part. The salsa was...very good and their refried beans tasted very authentic! They did offer plenty of items on their menu, so anyone could find something to eat. Would I come back? Yes, but probably to order off their lunch menu.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Recently had a dinner date with the wife and really enjoyed the evening. It's a smaller place, less noise and great service. She had her usual #3 combo and I had something new. Food was very tasty and fresh and we actually were served "hot"...chips with our dip. We don't drink, so I can't comment on prices, but it's still $4 for two ice teas. The portions were large and the prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Yes, El tapatio offers takeout services.

El tapatio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5