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“Pleasant Surprise!”

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 32 Restaurants in Fruita
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant Surprise!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

It is better than your average Mexican restaurant with several unusual but authentic dishes. It was late when we were there so it was hard to judge the service since they were not busy. But the dishes were good, hot, generous and varied. We were a group of 11 and no one had the same thing. If in Fruita and you are hungry it is worth a stop.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Kyle F
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here to eat because most restaurants in Fruita were closed due to a concert in their downtown square. My husband and I thought that we were in for a typical average Mexican meal but were pleasantly surprised to find a very tasty mole and some good grilled fish tacos. We will definitely stop here again!

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1 Thank DebChip
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

After a long drive and checking in to our hotel it was an easy walk to the Restaurant and we ordered take out and took it back to the Hotel. The food was the best thing about our stay.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Kathleen M
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Jackson
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Should be #1”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Although some reviews stated slow service, it was fabulous when we were there. Some of the best Mexican food ever. Menu over whelming like others said. Portions real big, prices slightly big too but if I was in the area, would go back. We were traveling west.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Volcano1956
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant. The food is excellent, the margaritas are delicious. Salsa is excellent. Service is always lacking. But then again, they are always busy. May I suggest the Gran Patron Platinum margarita.

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Thank Amy B
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