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El Tapatio

Mexican, Southwestern
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1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not your "Tex-Mex" restaurant. They have an excellent and diverse menu. I eat here twice a month. I have experienced almost all of the items on the Menu and have never been disappointed. Excellent real cheese "queso" dip.

Thank Kameron K
Texas, USA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for good food, a nice atmosphere and great service then this is the place to go. We've never been disappointed at either location and the prices are excellent. Take out is another great option and don't miss their lunch specials.

Thank Deana N
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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310 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm new in town on business and used TP to find place to eat. I was craving Mexican and very glad I went here. I had El Tapatio fajita, large portion for one...chicken, beef, shrimp, chorizo. Tortillas are fresh made. I asked for spicy salsa, they brought out plate of 3...all salsas were fresh. Prices very good and all portions... More 

Thank M P
Euless, Texas, United States
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I went next door for lunch but they were closed. I saw many people entering and exiting the restaurant and thought i would give it a try. The service was so-so and the salsa was average store taste. The Carne Asada tacos were good but it would have me coming back. The restaurant was full of customers so they are... More 

Thank Jaime C
Santa Clarita, California
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nice atmosphere and great service. They were also very fast and kept our drinks refilled without the need to ask. The food was tasty; the salsa was fantastic.

Thank M K
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We all had different dishes and all were really good. The chips & salsa were great. Warm, thin & crispy chips with spicy salsa (not too hot unless you ask for). Try the chorizo sausage, it comes on a sizzling cast iron platter with bell pepper & onions like fajitas. The burrito's were huge. The quesadilla was also large with... More 

Thank TCMaz
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155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We attended a concert at the WinStar Casino and decided to eat close to our hotel and not much was open. Food here was very average. Challenge with communication on a drink issue. Would not return.

Thank tedsexcellentmusic
Mackinac Island, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night and although ut was crowded the good and service was great. Homemade chips with plenty of fresh salsa. Ask for the extra hot! It's great.

Thank May J
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The food was very good and the menu had many options to choose from for lunch. They even have breakfast on the lunch menu. Some of the waiters barely spoke English which made my orders difficult 1 out of the 2 times that I went.

Thank rodney b
Schulenburg, Texas
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We eat here every time we visit our daughter who lives in the area. You always get good mexican food, a full plate, and friendly waitstaff.

Thank LRB978249

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 940-668-0740

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