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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
+1 931-372-0246
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“cheese dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a particular fan of Mexican food; however, the gang wanted to go. First time to eat at this restaurant and was anticipating a tasty meal as there were lots of cars in the parking lot (usually a good indication). Was promptly seated. Ordered fajitas...More

Thank T M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly waiters, fast service and good food. Right next door to the Best Western so you don't have to travel for a good meal.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to be in Cookeville for the eclipse, and never expected to find a good Mexican restaurant here. But gave it a try, and the food was excellent. I had a cheese enchilada combination with a beef taco and was totally pleased -- even the...More

Thank obp483
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is lacking, drink menus not existent or wasn't offered. Fresh tasting guacamole ranchero. Nice option to sub jalapenos for bell peppers.

Thank chefstefwithanF
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

WOW! We loved our dinners! What a terrific menu! The wait staff is superb! The decor is wonderful & everything is so clean! Highly recommend if you want delicious Mexican cuisine!

Thank Dogziggidy
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Got right in on a Friday evening even though it was rather busy. Friendly capable service and good food. Really liked the chips and salsa. Had a good little kick.

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Two restaurant locations in Cookeville TN. The food was good and plentiful. Had the Chili Relleno which was good. Came with a taco, beans, and a guacamole salad.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went for dinner and loved it! The service was great. The food was great. The restrooms were clean. There was plenty of seating. I highly recommend!

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

El Tapatio has been a family favorite since they opened! The food is always fresh. The service is speedy. The staff is friendly and sometimes fun. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in town!

Thank travelers3or4
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had dinner, four of us ate and all thought the food was plain with no flavor, the drinks were good.

Thank railroadra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-0246
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