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El Tapatio

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229 W Marine Dr, Ste A, Astoria, OR 97103-6220
+1 503-325-1248
11:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 11:00
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant is on two levels with the main door on second level. No signage directing you to park in the back. They use a gravy like sauce on enchiladas. Did not like. Had a shredded beef taco and it been sitting in juice before serving and it had so much liquid in it the taco shell was ruined. Service was... More 

Thank LYNN C
Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite place for Mexican food in Astoria. It is locally owned and you always feel welcomed. The "usual" Mexican dishes, but the food is very good - love their sauces. Service is good and it seems the owner/manager always stops by to see if everything is OK. The restaurant is on the main highway (US-30) under the... More 

Thank Redsky13
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The experience began with a fresh mushroom salsa which at first piqued my oscillatory senses and found its cresendo in a fantastic balance of flavor- and each one very definitely fresh! The host/bartender is a warm, charismatic man who immediately makes one feel welcome, and who's understanding of blending drinks is on par with the kitchen's skill in melding fresh... More 

Thank 1Hawk
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We've dined here several times. Service is timely, and very friendly. Food is just good. Salsa is very bland. Nice place but, there are better in town.

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Juan was the most amazing server - five stars! We ordered fajitas to share - huge even shared. The chips were hot and fresh, and the salsa was tasty. Very reasonable. Like that it is locally owned. Will surely come back. Gracias, amigos!

Thank PortlandTourGuide
Wailea, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The absolute BEST Mexican food we have ever had. Also had a Gold Margarita that was fantastic. Service was prompt and attentive.

Thank Tracy H
Dallas, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

It was AMAZING. Super fast service, HUGE portions, and very friendly staff :) I was amazed at how fast they served. I would definitely go again.

Thank shelleahdrake05
Goldendale, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Not great. There are several better Mexican restaurants in Astoria. The food was just mediocre, dry beans and easily could have been better,

Thank Kenneth H
Cambria, California
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We inquired with hotel staff where we could find good Mexican food and they suggested El Tapatio". You walk upstairs and enter a room full of color and good aromas. Sat in a comfy booth looking out to the bay. Ordered a Cadillac Matgarita( yes full bar) which at first was very sweet and just mix, our waitress brought me... More 

Thank Vida67
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Hi. So, if I want Mexican food and don't want to drive, this is where I go. I've eaten here about six times and the food is very straight-forward, exactly what you ask for, no bells-or-whistles, no crazy surprises, and portions are large. The chips and salsa are delicious, service is always good. The beans are lardy, and I kinda... More 

Thank Sharon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 W Marine Dr, Ste A, Astoria, OR 97103-6220
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 503-325-1248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?