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El Tapatio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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714 Golden Ridge Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9524
10:00 - 22:00
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Aurora, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I went into the sports bar part of the restaurant at 12:30 on Sunday. Lots of football being played, which I wanted to see while I ate my lunch. Instead of NFL football, I had to endure Kung Fu Panda, and the management refused to change the channel to football. There were so many other guests (0), in the bar... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding Mexican food, great service, reasonably priced. The fajitas were among the best I have had. Outdoor patio dining with great views of the city and the Rockies.

1 Thank Brian M
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I don't think this place gets the respect it deserves. The food is basic Midwest Mexican, but if you can sit on the patio, the views are great. The service is relaxed. We appreciate not being rushed. My wife and I are residents and appreciate the low key ambiance and lack of crowds. The medium Margarita is HUGE! We will... More 

Thank Ripley57
Golden, Colorado
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that I return to for business as well as personal dining. The professionalism of Anton, and the gracious staff, make you want to return for more. The margaritas are excellent, and the food is so big I split a plate. Mary Lou, Daisy, Karina, tony, and Monica, are friendly and accommodating, for business gatherings or for... More 

Thank wendy v
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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477 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Not the greatest Mexican food, but OK. They drown their food in sauce, even when you ask that they don't. Servers don't listen real well. Ok, but there are better places to go.

Thank Janet F
Indian Hills, Colorado
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213 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This restaurant was super average in all aspects. I should have known by the empty parking lot at a normally busy lunch hour elsewhere. The enchiladas were a runny excuse at best. There was very little ground beef in the beef ones. I will say the refried beans had a good flavor; but could not support the rest of the... More 

Thank qnodmd
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We have only been here for lunch. Is close to the Justice Center (Taj Mahal), so there is a lot of government workers as regulars. The service is quick, and the food is good. The green chili has some kick, the salsa is good, the chips probably are not made on site. Has a nice patio, nice tables, but folding... More 

Thank Mary Ann E
Littleton, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The service was marginal, the food was fair, and the flies were plentiful and persistent. It left me wondering about the possible presence of flies elsewhere in the restaurant. I am too grossed out to consider a return trip to this establishment.

Thank Gail W
Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

My wife and I frequent this restaurant, er, uh, frequently. It is likely the best Mexican restaurant in the Denver metro area. Even the house wine is from an upper shelf. I've ordered from all over the menu and have never been disappointed. You could open the menu, close your eyes, and drop your finger to the menu, order where... More 

1 Thank Ron R
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

the food was very disappointing as was the service. The waiter walked by us after bringing our food and didn't stop to check if we had questions or concerns about the food. He was only interested in going to the patio to talk on his cell phone. When he brought the check is when he asked "how was everything?" By... More 

1 Thank carbajalj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Golden Ridge Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9524
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: 303-279-7565
One of three locations in Colorado

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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?