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El Tapatio Mexican Cuisine

2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
+1 337-475-9022
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“queso” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Based on all the other Mexican restaurants, this one is average. It is an old Pizza Hut converted to a Mexican place. Food is not bad but the place is very dated. Service is okay. You have better options when wanting Mexican in Lake Charles.

Thank YoBob536
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Taste great! Customer service is great! I love these owners! They make you feel at home. Food is fantastic. The real deal here.

Thank Shawna W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

El Tapatio has some good value meals that are tasty, sizeable, with mid-range prices. The guacamole, chips, and salsa are all authentic and better than one might expect to find in such a low-key improbable spot. Salads and vegetables were fresh and crisp as were...More

Thank RadioByrdMon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very nice family run place, food always good but not great, great Mexican food in this area can't be found or at least I've not found it.

Thank 308larryj
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It has a different address :/ When I typed in the name it sent me here.... 2624 Gertsner Memorial Dr Lake Charles which is correct . So far it's very tasty . The salsa is homemade and yummy. I ordered the shrimp chimichanga and it...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place offers authentic Mexican food, nothing like that TEX-MEX kind of restaurant It has good service and great prices, the location is not the best in town but decent. Great margaritas too.

Thank Evia H
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good Mexican restaurant while staying at the casino and we happened to find this little bit of greatness. We ordered fajitas and they were on point. The queso was delish, as it is always iffy with queso I didn't know...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 22 October 2016

great staff, great choices, great food all at a great price! We started coming to Lake Charles a few years ago and found them on a google searc and once we tried it , we have been coming back ever since

Thank gflippo
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Do not let the building or location steer you away. It's an old Pizza Hut painted loudly. The chips, salsa and margaritas were barely ok. Margarita on the weak side. The chilli relleno was ok and the beef enchilada would've been better at Taco Bell....More

Thank Kittykatz65
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went because it was close to the hotel and could walk back. (Always a good rationale for trying a restaurant.) It had outdoor seating and an extensive menu which was also a plus. Most items were typical fare but they had ceviche (shrimp) which was...More

Thank MnViking45
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2624 Highway 14 E, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7627
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-475-9022
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