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El Tapatio

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south locust, 68801, Grand Island, NE
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, Nebraska
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Moises and Olivia, El Tapatio's owners, are a very kind people who know how to run a friendly restaurant. Food is excellent with a very good mexican taste.

Thank mascareno777
Sherwood, Arkansas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The service was great except waiting for my bill once I was done and plate taken. The food was bland, the salsa is red water, and the chips are thick and over cooked. I was disappointed. Nothing at all like what I would call Mexican food. I even put pico on everything to get some flavor but, alas, even it... More 

Thank Annette S
Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

this is a very nice restaurant with authentic food. Service was great and prices were reasonable.I will absolutely stay here again when we're traveling in the area.

Thank Peter2345
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We had over an hour wait before receiving our food. No apologies, also the room we were in had a TV on that was loud and obnoxious. We turned it off when no one was in the room, an employee came back in and turned it back on. Also we shared the fajitas. but had to ask for plates. The... More 

Thank happymeCereesco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Food was good, carnitas and Puerto Vallarta shrimp, kids taco, great house margaritas, no wait on Saturday night....service slightly slow.....recommend, would comeback

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

this place is awesome and service was quick. The food was warm and tasted delicious. This is was budget friendly place with quality food

Thank Willy J
Aurora, Nebraska
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Love this place! Often live entertainment (a man singing while playing acoustic guitar) which is quite lovely. The food is fantastic, the best Mexican food in Grand Island in my opinion. The service is also very good.

Thank Laura S
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Had the enchiladas with white sauce and it was amazing. Quiet atmosphere and attentive service. Unlimited chips and salsa also.

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

great service and great food and i am sure to visit them again !! i ask for chicken fijatas and was awesome tase

Thank Miikeyy
Keystone, South Dakota
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Found this on trip advisor as "best Mexican restaurant in Grand Island, NE".. Salsa red colored water with onions floating in it; tasteless water! Chips served cold and tasted of old rancid grease. Ordered Enchiladas Al Carbon. Tortilla came wrapped in foil like a "to go" meal? NO CHEESE! Carbon items have a wonderful white cheese melted over them? Plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: south locust, 68801, Grand Island, NE
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Grand Island

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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?