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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
+1 361-516-1655
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Best Mexican Food around”
19 Apr 2017
“Good choice, quick”
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630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come from Australia to visit relatives in town and always have to come here and have been for decades. Fast and amazing service, delicious food, amazing portion sizes, fabulous margaritas. We were only in town three days and had to come twice! We will...More

Thank logieb
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a good option for cheap, decent food. However, I've found the food to be inconsistent in quality. Some days, omg, so good. Other days, you long for that good day. Never bad, just you know it's been better. It's probably 60% good,...More

Thank putinwords
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading the reviews. As I said in the title the service was great but the food was just ok. I had the tripe tacos and they were very large and stuffed. That would be great if the tripe had any seasoning and...More

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

First of all the service was very attentive and friendly. I really liked the tortilla chips. I think they were baked not fried. I had the shrimp cocktail and it was good although a bit sweeter than I'm used to. My hubby had tacos and...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Extensive menu selection with friendly wait staff. Food delivered quickly, hot, generous portion for a reasonable price. Nice, clean environment.

Thank Samabbey
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while headed down to the Valley. The best thing , while not great, was the guacamole. The green enchiladas were good. The beef fajitas were chewy, stringy and not worth ordering. A couple next to us ordered the mixed paradilla plate without the...More

Thank Jay O
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our lunch at El Tapatio. Both of us had the carne asada lunch special, couldn't pass it up for 6.99. Great flavor, more food than we could eat! Margs were good too! I only wish it were closer to Missouri, would be there...More

Thank Llrn
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us by the guide at the King Ranch, and is #1 on Trip Advisor so we tried it! The food was average! Spouse's dish was supposed to come with sliced avocado, he got a tablespoon size serving of avocado mush!...More

Thank Anne V
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and tried their cheese enchiladas and chicken fajitas. The tortillas were fresh and the rice was very tasty. Both meals were good.

Thank 2Visitors2013
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best tex-mex food you can ever have. Since you are sitting they're bringing those chips with fried beans and salsa for free. Every day they have a special lunch price that can be easily shared for 2 people. The rice! It's perfect!...More

Thank 1969ViajeroFrecuente
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Are you open on Sundays?
30 August 2016|
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Response from kellarmichael | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 W Santa Gertrudis St, Kingsville, TX 78363-4369
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kingsville
  • Phone Number: +1 361-516-1655
  • E-mail