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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
361-516-1655
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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G-Patch, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Tapatio is, quite honestly, among the best Mexican food I've had in my life (and I'm from San Antonio, so I've eaten a LOT of Mexican food in my life!). The chips are freshly made (a mixture of corn and flour chips in the basket-- SO good!) Everything we ordered was delicious. My daughter and I ordered the parrillada... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so good and good prices would recommend best mexican restaurant in kingsville!!! Good flour tortillas

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I had the migas plate with great, fresh flour tortillas. Great meal to start the day. Lots of locals there. It is a go-to place for breakfast and lunch near TAMUK.

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Thank Harry P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Heading back from south padre we stopped at el tapatio because of the reviews. Off the beaten path but worth the detour. Good food and service and very reasonable.

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Thank Kim V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate here while traveling and it was VERY good. Excellent chips, salsa, and bean dip, great tea, wonderful service and the food was hot, fresh and fast. Prices were very reasonable and large portions. Can't wait to stop here in the future.

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Thank Kristin H
Kingsville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We eat here regularly. They have great daily specials, and the best breakfasts in town! Good family and college student place, just a couple of blocks off campus of Texas A&M Kingsville. Sometimes a little slow, but the food is worth it!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

El Tapatio looked like a good place for a local lunch. Good parking, nice signage. The dining room was large with lots of people. Service was pretty quick, lots of choices on the menu. Food arrived without delay and was delicious. My friend from Mexice said the cuisine was pretty authentic. Happy all around. I would definitely go back again.

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Thank Sabrina S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was great along with the tea. The service was nice, I definitely recommend this place and I would absolutely go back!

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Kingsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food is always consistently good and the service is excellent. Staff is friendly and always has a smile on there faces.

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Bishop, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of our FAVORITE local Mexican restaurants! Food is delicious and inexpensive and you never leave hungry; more than likely, you will leave with a take home box! The service is quick and attentive. One of our favorite meals is the chicken quesadilla plate which is a large flour tortilla stuffed with moist flavorful chicken and gooey white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kingsville
  • Phone Number: 361-516-1655

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