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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
9313720246
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was phenomenal and quick. Prices are very good as well. I wanted to try a smattering of food so I selected a combination meal with a poblano pepper, shredded beef burrito, and a chicken enchilada. The pepper was very tasty but a little soggy. I expected it to be a little crispier. The shredded beef was very tasty.... More 

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Annapolis, il
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch and had a great Chimi. The salsa wasn't real hot but it was very good and a little chunky. Had my brand of beer on tap.

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Thank Ava L
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a long time. Because of stomach troubles I've not been able to eat Mexican fare. But, I couldn't resist and it was so good. Took my stomach pills before I stopped in and there was no problem. El Tap, been missing you too long.

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Thank Dale W
pigeon forge, tn
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is usually a family gathering place when we visit, The food is awesome and the staff is very friendly and a lil sassy when it is called for. Quickly served even when there is a large group

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We ate at El Tap on a Saturday with the family. Those at our table had beef quesadillas, bean burrito, enchilada, chicken and rice, beef burrito, and a beef taco. All of our food was delicious and served fast. We've never been disappointed at El Tap which is why we will keep coming back for more each time we are... More 

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Thank xlr8or
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Normal menu for a texmex restaurant. Food was brought out fast and tasted great. I have the fajita Taco salad and it was very good. We are not from cookeville but would go there again.

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Thank Daniel W
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Okay, so it's a Mexican restaurant in the middle of Tennessee, not in Dallas or Denver. That said, although the food was a bit mild, everything we had was good. Not great -- we make better guacamole and margaritas -- but worth the visit. The flan was good and the sopapilla w fried ice cream and whipped cream was excellent.

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Thank Ed T
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited El Tapatio last year while visiting Cookeville. We came back again this year, and once again it did not disappoint. I had the chimichanga with rice, beans, chips & salsa, my mother hummed through her garlic shrimp. I'm convinced everything is fresh & delicious. People entered the restaurant non stop while we were there. Friendly happy staff I... More 

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Thank Susan O
Sarasota, Florida
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177 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The service is excellent, the food is delicious and plentiful and what a great deal price wise, as most dinners fall under $8.... And of course plenty of inexpensive good cold beer... This is not fine dining, just simply great food. If you like Mexican, this is a must. The servers work tag team, so everyone was pitching in to... More 

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Thank kahoru w
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I went to El Tap last week and I have to say that it's my favorite restaurant! The service was great and the food was amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 9313720246

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