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El Tapatio

6202 NE Highway 99 Ste 8, Vancouver, WA 98665-8747
+1 360-693-2443
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good20%
  • Average28%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible20%
Oct 1, 2018
“Soooo Disappointed ”
Aug 5, 2018
“Just like old times, perfection unchanged.”
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6202 NE Highway 99 Ste 8, Vancouver, WA 98665-8747
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This place lacks attention to a lot of things. The interior needs a good scrub. The plastic over the material in the booths is cracking and deteriorated. The food is sad. The staff seems complacent. Not a nice dining experience at all. My shredded beef...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We have frequented this restaurant for more than 20 years and we highly recommend that you try it. We ate there again this evening and it was simply excellent again. I love the burrito plates, especially the Chili Colorado Burrito with beans. The chips and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pjway14
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Have returned to this restaurant many times over the past 20 years and have NEVER had a bad meal, even with take-out. Recently ate there again and had another great meal. Lots of choices. Amazing homemade salsa. The Burrito Tapatio is my favorite but have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mary P
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here a long time and have never had a problem, but today I took my husband out for Father’s Day I got a taco salad that was soggy dripping liquid out of the bottom, my husband and daughter waited for 10...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cknkforever
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I don't know what the people with low rating are talking about. This is the best Mexican restaurant I have found since I moved to Vancouver, WA from Cal. The food I had was very fresh and great taste. The staff were very helpful and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed August 8, 2017

If I could rate it zero - I would. I have been going to "The Tap" as my family calls it, off and on for over 15 years. It use to be decent enough for Americanized Mexican food, but when we went last week it...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Norene K
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Multi choice Menu of Excellant Mexican Cuisine. Easy location with abudant easy parking. Very comfortable atmosphere with Great Service and reasonable Prices. I love the Triple Chimichangas (1 of each), but all the choices are Good and they'll try to accomodate within reason any special...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Alphonse_of_Olde
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Well when me and my husband went in to eat the atmosphere was okay My husband ordered there burritos supreme and I ordered their two enchilada meal. I have never been so upset in my life when my meal came to me. The cheese was...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Debbie R
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This place reminded me of the Mexican places my dad took us to as kids. Tasty enchilada sauce that doesn't overpower the plate, homemade chips and salsa that don't fry your lips off, guacamole that isn't swimming in tomatoes and lime juice and all the...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank OldProChef
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Just wanted a quick lunch with my girl, that's all, and what's better than Mexican food. I love the spicy and vibrant flavors from South of the border. If you do too, don't stop here. Bland, vanilla, and blah are the best descriptions for the...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Thomas W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 6202 NE Highway 99 Ste 8, Vancouver, WA 98665-8747
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-693-2443
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