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El Tapatio

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Mexican, Southwestern
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725 E Gibbs Ave, Cottage Grove, OR 97424-1641
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Hansville, WA
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very happy with the food and service at El Tapatio in Cottage Grove, OR. We always ask the locals where they go to eat in town and El Tapitio was recommended to us. The margaritas were very good and the food was also outstanding.

Thank Jerry U
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AMAZING food, outstanding service, phenomenal value. Our server, Pablo, was one of the best waiters we've ever had. We were greeted with chips and salsa the instant we sat down. The guacamole was made fresh at our table and tasted delicious. Great margaritas. Wonderful fresh flavors in each dish we ordered. Great and expansive dessert menu compared to many Mexican... More 

Thank ellsbeautybuzz
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tortilla Soup is outstanding! The guacamole, prepared table side, is a must. This is a great family restaurant.

Thank Jack C
Monterey, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were amazed to find this wonderful restaurant in Cottage Grove. It was so fabulous we stood there on our way back from Portland to California. Food was excellent, restaurant immaculately clean and service very proficient!

Thank Sharron H
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Clean, friendly, reasonable price and best of all great food. We took some friends to eat here that had recently moved from Oklahoma. They said it was the best Mexican food they had found since moving and they tried many places.

Thank palapas_rule
Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Every time we go here it is always excellent food and service we go here after the play for a dinner out

Thank dragonbigrig
Penn Valley, California
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197 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Heading down Interstate 5 from Salem to Sacramento and lunch time came near the Cottage Grove Exit. It’s a short hop into town that we’ve made several times so we knew the on/off would be painless and we had already had a good experience at several restaurants so it was a safe bet. This time around, we decided to go... More 

Thank WilsyPV
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My wife LOVES Mexican food and often suggests this place for eating out. I have tried something from every section of their large menu and there hasn't been anything that wasn't acceptable. We always leave very full and the staff is always very friendly. I also recommend the bar section if you are out later. The bearded bartender knows LOTS... More 

Thank Blong83
Eugene, Oregon
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Last minute decision for dinner when first place did not pan out. I was surprised at how busy it was, how bright the space is, and how clean. Often restaurants do not dust well, but no cobwebs could be seen! Food was goo and reasonably priced. I'd go back.

Thank Cheryl E
Riverside, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. The preparation is right on the money and the portions substantial. They offer beer and wine and mixed drinks. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Four of four possible stars

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 E Gibbs Ave, Cottage Grove, OR 97424-1641
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Cottage Grove
This is a relatively new restaurant that is part of a small family chain of restaurants on the West Coast of the U.S.

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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?