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El Tapatio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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7301 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-3211
+1 303-239-9872
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Lakewood, Colorado
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our "go to" choice for Mexican dishes. it's not fancy but food is consistent, well-prepared, reasonably priced, and staff does excellent job

Thank ETBColorado
Boulder, Colorado
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624 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Walked in was seated and given a menu. Someone immediately took my drink order and returned with chips and salsa. Chips were warm and freshly made. Barely had a chance to start eating them when server took my order. I was half way through one article in the newspaper when my food arrived and there was a lot of it!... More 

Thank David B
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal. Large portions. Cold beer. Grey salsa. I will be back. Very good food at a good cost.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This used to be one of my favorite Mexican food places to eat. Their fajitas are really good, especially the fajitas for two plate and it's reasonably priced. In the last month, I've visited the restaurant twice. I got my complimentary chips and salsa within 2 minutes, but it took 15 minutes before a waiter finally came over to take... More 

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New York
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190 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Simply, one of the better Mexican restaurants I've been to when taking portion size, price, authenticity, and quality into consideration. A little salty, but not too much. A lot of food for not a lot of money. Their margaritas are also a deal in that you get a full pitcher of full-strength margaritas for around $20. Highly recommended!

Thank roccoz18
Littleton, Colorado
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were seated quickly but it took about 10 minutes to see our waiter. When he did get to us, he wasn't friendly and was in a super hurry. The food ended up being very tasty and was served in ample amounts. I had the fajitas and they came with 6 flour tortillas which is far more than you get... More 

Thank Mary D
Lakewood, Colorado
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have eaten here only twice, but will never go back. I gave it another shot thinking I just picked a bad day, but it was still terrible. They did have good margaritas, but the food was awful.

Thank 23gailm
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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207 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Tasty margaritas, excellent tacos. I had fish, my buddy had shrimp and both very pleased. One warning, it is a little spicier than I wanted, and I really like spicy. Their salsa with the chips was very spicy as was their pico.

Thank Lonnie K
Hyde Park, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Good food, fair prices. Huge Margaritas $9.99 (medium). Too many chips, LOL. Very large portions. Excellent service. I had a steak fajita, overflowing pan. My wife had a chimichanga that was just huge.

Thank Ray L
Lakewood, Colorado
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This place is very close to our home, so we have tried it 4 times now. Every time the food has ranged between poor and mediocre. We've had rude and uncaring service once and great service the other 3 times. Unfortunately every time I leave I feel unsatisfied and disgruntled because the food was not good. I tried Chile rellenos,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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  • Address: 7301 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 303-239-9872

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