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El Tapatio

) #30 of 197 Restaurants in Grand Junction $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
+1 970-245-6479
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were visiting Grand Junction to see family and asked for a recommendation for the "best Mexican restaurant" in the area. El Tapatio got the hands down recommendation. We visited El Tapatio on a Sunday evening, the place was packed, and many of the guests...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The fajitas were mostly onions and peppers, very little steak. And $17. The margarita was mostly "rocks", that took up most of the volume on the glass. And that was $14. Maybe authentic Mexican chips are thick, but I prefer thin, light, and crispy. But...More

Thank 906dougw
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really good authentic Mexican food. Love their vegetarian menu options! Great margaritas too! I've been there several times and it hasn't disappointed. Give this place a try!

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been here three times while traveling through Grand Junction. The food has been excellent all three times. Very authentic food. The second time I was there the service was somewhat slow, but the other two times it was good. The mixed drinks are...More

Thank Susi H
Reviewed 30 June 2016

My husband ordered three pork carnitas tacos and they were filled with meat! My husband was very happy! I ordered the mediano combo (tostada and chile relleno). I ordered a ground beef tostada and the ground beef was seasoned like meat for tacos which I...More

Thank Jas633_12
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was fairly traditional Mexican food. Shrimp cocktail was huge and good. Kids meals were also very large. Margaritas were a little too sweet, but were a good deal on special.

Thank jessicaU3044IG
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Visited last night and will go back again. It's one of those places you want to call it a hole in the wall! Great service, flavorful margs and outstanding Mexican fare. Had the shredded beef chalupa and crispy Relleno. Hard to find any restaurant serving...More

1  Thank JCooperJun
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Mrs SmellyOldGoat and I were returning home from Phoenix. I-17 & I-40 were busy, so we headed North through Utah and then East through Colorado. This put us in Grand Junction and dinner time. I used TripAdvisor to search for restaurants. Fortunately, we could not...More

1  Thank SmellyOldGoat
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Small restaurant with gaudy décor. But then that's kind of standard for Mexican restaurants. But you don't go to a Mexican restaurant for the visuals, you go for the food . . . and El Tapatio delivers some good stuff. This is one of my...More

2  Thank R S
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Great food and the best margs by far ... we usually order whatever the special margarita is and it is always delicious & strong. Cheese dip is so yummy and the crispy chili relleno is top notch. Great, now I have to go back because...More

Thank Chelsey S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3142
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 970-245-6479
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