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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%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“cheese dip” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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Reviewed yesterday

When we first visited Cookeville one of the first places we ate out was at El Tapatio. The food is hot, delicious and priced perfect. Thanks for being here.

Thank Margie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the hotel next door for the night and decided to eat here based on good reviews. We have a favorite Mexican food place in our home town so we never eat it anywhere else. However this blew our favorite away!! The food...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from Chattanooga and decided to stop here for lunch. It was delicious! I had a grilled chicken quesadilla and my husband had the chicken chimichanga. The chicken was delicious! He didn't care for the salsa as much but I thought it was...More

Thank christienrandy
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Not something to rave about just so so food nothing special. Only thing I had that was out of this world was the cheese dip.

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We meet some family for a late night dinner and had a great time, the staff was awesome the food was awesome and they even sang happy birthday to my wife and had her were a sombrero and then smashed whipped cream in her face,...More

Thank Allen6969
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Always the best service and the food is great. Always good to change it up every time we go. Never disappointed

Thank MMShirley
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Great friendly staff service fast good food try the chicken tossed salad all food and drinks are great . Family owned drinks are very good 😃

Thank Pam R
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I have of all things a tomato allergy, so that includes peppers ALL peppers, and onions. The staff here were very kind and made sure nothing touched my plate. Plus they got rid ofmy salsa as soon as i mentioned it and brought me ranch!...More

Thank jacindapeck
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We visited friends and decided to go to El Tapatio....what a great treat. Food was fast and hot, as well as tasted delicious. Staff was very friendly, and reasonable prices. There was a slight wait to get in, but moved very quickly and could tell...More

Thank RSHGrandRApids_MI
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I really like the food and service here. They make there salsa right there it is delishious. I do take out sometimes and it is in a nice reheatable container, they do everything I've tried very well. Would recommend you try them when your in...More

Thank 605janisj
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from travelers3or4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve alcohol. But the isn't a patio. Only inside dining.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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