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“Mexican food done right!”
Review of El Tapatio

El Tapatio
Ranked #79 of 410 Restaurants in Lakewood
Cuisines: Chinese, Mexican
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is the restaurant for good mexican food for all. From the usual combination menu items to specialty dishes and just-right spicy factor salsa and sauces to a very attentive wait staff, you just can't go wrong with El Tapatio.

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Thank Alex G
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were looking for Mexican food in the Belmar area and ventured further south down Wadsworth until we saw the larger El Tapatio restaurant at Hampden and Wadsworth. The parking lot was big with lots of people coming and going so we thought we would give it a try. Boy, are we glad we did! Their specialty is seafood. I ordered the shrimp enchiladas and my husband had the mixed fajitas with shrimp and fish. Both were delicious. The shrimp was seasoned very well. Our son enjoyed his quesadilla with beans and rice and they served it fast! My draft beer was served PERFECT in an ice cold mug and it was the same price as my husband's soda since it was happy hour -- during the Broncos game. The salsa served with the chips was spicy, but we enjoyed it. The service was great. There were lots of families and even outdoor seating. We don't live nearby but we will probably be back! Would be a great stop to fill up as you come down the mountains on 285.

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Thank HighlandMommy
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I had dinner with family at this restaurant and it was better than expected...prices were good with a BIG selection of seafood. Great staff!

Thank Betsy H
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We were disappointed overall. We ordered a combination lunch meal and an order of guacamole. The waiter was so quick that he was abrupt with us rather than serving us. He delivered our chips and sauce quickly and that was appreciated. However, the hot sauce was simply too hot. The combination meal consisted of one salty enchilada, one oversalted beef taco, and one excessively salty bean tostado. The amount of salt in our guacamole exceeded that of the avocado making it totally inedible. While reasonably priced, the food and service was lacking and we won't return.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We snuck in here on July 4th - hadn't been recommended by anyone but just decided to take the risk and try it. We were delighted - great service, the food was really good - we always judge a great Mexican restaurant by the quality of their green chile and cheese enchiladas and these were really delicious. Don't be afraid to try it - it's very good.

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Thank pleasedtobehere
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