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el tapatio

$$ - $$$Mexican,
300 Newburyport Tpke, Route 1, Rowley, MA 01969-2012
+1 978-432-1336
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“enchiladas” (9 reviews)
“refried beans” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
300 Newburyport Tpke, Route 1, Rowley, MA 01969-2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was not expecting a generic strip mall Mexican restaurant to be this good. Service, menu, food, price were all great.

Thank duggbug
Reviewed 28 January 2018

have eaten here regularly for 3 years, always fresh great food, huge servings, owner and staff are always super nice

Thank 882josephineb
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very good Mexican food with large selection. Good prices. Staff is very friendly and attentive. The a la carte options are great if you want smaller portions, I've had the tamale, chimichanga and enchilada...all very good! Definitely my go to place for Mexican!

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The first time we went i was pleasantly surprised so i waited till we went againe to see if it would hold true. Very good....every table was full and the service was spot on...the portions are a good size. Will be back

Thank Goanywhere28
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is pretty consistent in offering good Mexican food. The chips/salsa are addictive and satisfying while trying to narrow down your choice for dinner. Extensive menu. Everyone at our table was happy with our meals. Service is always a bit slow. Not always a...More

Thank janaw79
Reviewed 10 July 2017

El Tapatio offers typical nortena food, pretty similar to Tex-Mex. The dishes are remarkably authentic and seasoned delicately and subtly in the classic Mexican style, which instantly differentiates this place from most other local choices, which come off as peddling bland mounds o' starch by...More

Thank KidGuero
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Nice authentic Mexican restaurant in MA - who would have thought? They know how to do margaritas right and the food is quite good!

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times and are never disappointed! Mexican food is our favorite and the food here is beyond expectations. Fresh, tasty and lots of options. The chips are warm and fresh, the guacamole is delicious. The margaritas are the best part! And...More

Thank Autumnlover74
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Excellentè Mexican food! The bar is big with regular seating outside and in the rear. The atmosphere is nice and the employees are all very friendly.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had to get to a class so Lexie's not being open on Wednesdays we opted for El Tapatio. On-line menu and information easily facilitated a telephoned-in take-out order. Kit ordered Fish Tacos and I ordered a shredded beef Burrito. The entrees were served along...More

Thank Richard H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Newburyport Tpke, Route 1, Rowley, MA 01969-2012
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley
  • Phone Number: +1 978-432-1336
New Restaurant Serving Very Good Mexican Cuisine At Reasonable Prices
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