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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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6920 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Ste 1, Newcastle, WA 98059-3147
(425) 747-0477
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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Newcastle, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Love everything from the burritos to the appetizers. Good service - but try not to go on a Saturday or Sunday evening. Takeout is better on those evenings.

1 Thank janewinkler
Bellevue, Washington
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Good food, great vibe and friendly staff! I ordered the Baja fish tacos which were very tasty. I particularly liked that the fish was only lightly fried. My friend ordered the shrimp fajitas and thought they were very good as well. Chips and salsa were fresh and yummy and the margaritas hit the spot! We will definitely return!

1 Thank lilbsmom
Renton, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food - nothing bad on the menu Great Margaritas The best chips and salsa Reasonably priced Good service

1 Thank mp2athome
Newcastle, Washington
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed this family owned and operated ristorante Mexicano for 20 years. Going there often for family dinners, birthdays (loud embarrassing singing), baseball banquets, Cinco de Mayo, and yummy marguerites and made while you watch tortillas. We introduced all three of our exchange students, and three Guide Dogs for the Blind, to the Mexican restaurant. The husband and wife,... More 

1 Thank Poppiedoah
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Their chips, salsa, and guacamole are always fresh tasting. Combination plates are always good and filling. Recommend substitute black beans for refried beans. Chile relleno could be better. Overal reasonable price for a good meal.

1 Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It was a fun place to go to for a quick Mexican dinner. I had cheese enchiladas with rice and beans. It tasted good but a little too much for my stomach afterwards. My sister got the coconut ice cream for dessert which she loved.

Thank 812Jackie
Bellevue, Washington
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639 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The food at Tapatio is always good. The enchiladas and burritos Are filled with white chicken meat, if you order chicken. The salads are good and so are the fajitas. A Hispanic woman makes tortillas right in the front while you watch. The decor is charming . The service is friendly and quick!

Thank larrchar
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Authentic tasty Mexican food, great service, and a fun atmosphere. Our family has been dining here for years. Don't miss the Pollo al Carbon, mole, and margaritas!

Thank Kevin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our family has frequented Tapatio since it opened over a decade ago. Always busy when we arrive but the experienced staff is always able to keep up with the flow. The menu is varied and there is something for everyone. The food is consistent, delicious,served hot, and very quickly. The salsa is the best I have ever had and we... More 

Thank Jsurdi
Maple Valley, Washington
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Went to dinner here with my daughter and son-in-law and was pleasantly surprised. Unlike many other mexican places, it was a open, spacious restaurant (I hate the restaurants that feel compelled to hang hats on the walls, and have overhead arches, low ceilings, etc..). I had a old favorite-- Arroz con Pollo-- and it was very good! They also seemed... More 

Thank JohnHMapleValley_WA

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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: 6920 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Ste 1, Newcastle, WA 98059-3147
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: (425) 747-0477

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