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“Best Mexican restaurant in Grand Valley without a doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Review of El Tapatio

El Tapatio
Ranked #65 of 282 Restaurants in Grand Junction
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

We eat at El Tapatio on North Avenue on a regular basis. Service is outstanding and they make you feel welcome. Consistently excellent food, prepared right, nice and spicy and authentic. One of the only places in GJ where you can get TRUE Mexcian style tacos. Margaritas are off the hook. Overall a GREAT value, the only Mexican restaurant I will dine at in GJ as I have tried the "other" ones and they dont even compare. Comfortable atmosphere and just a great place!!!!!!!

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Reviewed September 27, 2010

I liked El Tapatio until last Friday. I have eaten there several times and had good food and good service. Most of all good Margaritas, made with real lime. My complaint is that when eating you get chips, salsoa nd cabbage slaw free with your meal. We were told that if we were only drinking, we had to pay for them. When margaritas are around 7 dollars each, if each person drinks two, you are paing more than for some of the entrees. I think it's pretty bad PR given that we have spent hundreds of dollars in their restaurant, and now will not go back or will we sebd friends in....come on guys, 3 dollars in food cost you hundreds in future revenue? Not good PR.....

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Reviewed August 10, 2010

I have been a loyal customer to this establishment since it was a modest barely remodeled fast food store with great food. They have in a few years expanded to three successful locations which says a lot on it's own.

I grew up with friends who were from Mexico and this is what I ate in their homes with their families. Try something other than a taco or chimichanga! If Tex Mex is your taste you'll find the best here, but it's only a small fraction of their exceptional menu. Great seafood and regional dishes for all.

Service is always amazing and friendly. I am a restaurant owner myself and Tapatio is my favorite place to dine and a model to me of consistency, excellence, and quality. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank SpiceOlife_9
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

Been there a few times over the years. Your typical, run of the mill tex mex mexican restaurant. Small and generally quiet. Food is decent.

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Thank BigMountainTraveler
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

We were pleasently surprised by the quality and quantity of the food here. I had bad luck with mexican food the last time I was in Grand Junction, but now I have a great place to come back to. The salsa is some of the best I've had and the cabbage is an unusual but tasty addition. Service was fast and friendly with good advice about the food selections. If you're looking for some great authentic mexican food then you'll appreciate El Tapitio.

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Thank jtree1
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