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El Tapatio

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Calle Lascurain de Retana 20, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 3291
10:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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279 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located right across from the bottom of the university stairs. For my breakfast meal, I had the chilaquiles. They were perfect. The green sauce atop was so good, that I went back for lunch and had the enchiladas verdes. Nothing fancy, but excellent food, especially if it has their green sauce on top!

Thank Lukeoline
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was in Guanajuato City. In the restaurant "El Tapatio" I want to leave a comment about the Administration of the place it is very good. Please visit this place it's a very restorant to eat very cheap, is excellent care and professional service. I come from California and I would like to give a recognition to the cooks and... More 

Thank mtjoz
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

So good. Across from University steps. Waiters thought were were gringos, and we are but one fluent in Spanish. Got pretty good service after that but regardless the food was great.

Thank TORN1
Level Contributor
168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This restaurant is odd. We ate here on our last trip to Guanajuato and had the worst service imagineable, waited almost 90 minutes for any food or drink that time. Yet when our first choice to eat on this trip was closed, we were worried that everywhere would close at 8 pm, as has happened to us in other Mexican... More 

Thank pumpermum
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stopped in the eat lunch after walking by it a couple of times. The restaurant is somewhat small and crowded, tables close together, but don't let that fool you. The food and drinks were very good. The atmosphere is very Mexican as is Guanajuato, with lots of color. We enjoyed El Tapatio for lunch.

Thank baja-alan
Merida, Yucatan
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133 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We were very happy to have come across this restaurant on a local’s blog about cheap eats. During our 4 days in the city we had breakfast and lunch here twice each. The place is right opposite the University Steps and is nicely decorated. They offer 8 different breakfast options, mostly egg-based but also with steak. These only cost $55... More 

Thank londoner_in_yucatan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We love El Tapatio. It is authentic and down to earth with terrific local cooking with heart and soul. If you love seafood, and we do, the molcajete con mariscos will make you very, very happy. Service is terrific and we always feel welcome. The cooks seem happy. The busy waiter at lunch seems happy. It's a good joint with... More 

Thank MsG2U
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360 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Are you hungry? Are you a gourmet? Are you on budget travel? If you abswered "YES" to at least one of these questions you MUST come here. The recipes are opriginal, the portions are huge and the prices are more than reasonable. Plus, the service is fast and the location is quite and next to the main square.

Thank realworldtraveller
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This place deserves so much more customers. It is just a block away from the square with restaurants packed with tourists and yet it is quiet and waaay better. The value for your money is the best you can find (lunch menu) and quality was astounding. I loved every part of the menu (soup, appetizer, meal, dessert).

Thank Radim D
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived very hungry for a good breakfast and were not disappointed. One meal consisted of coffee, juice, rolls, and a chorizo omelette with beans. The second was an enchilada mineras...a Guanajuato specialty. It consisted of enchiladas rolled with very thin slices of meat covered in a delicious sauce, chunks of potatoes and carrots and fresh cheese. Absolutely delicious and... More 

Thank Sheila C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lascurain de Retana 20, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
  • Phone Number: +52 473 732 3291

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