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El Tapatio

1700 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809-1543
+1 302-791-9566
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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1700 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809-1543
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I've been going here for a awhile because the food is good and reasonably priced.I finally decided to find another place for Mexican because the staff is always grumpy and acts like you're bothering them. I thought it was just me until I asked some...More

Thank BobR854
Reviewed 26 May 2018

I've heard that El Tapatio had good food but I'd never been, until it was suggested by a friend to meet for lunch. We arrived around noon and seated ourselves. They weren't very crowded yet so we had a lot of tables to choose from....More

Thank SEK65
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Took my daughter and grandkids for dinner. I ordered my usual shrimp cocktail and a tamale. My daughter had one of the combos. Kids had cheese quesadillas and french fries. Waitress was nice but not overly friendly at all. Just did her job. Place is...More

Thank Hockeymomgg
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Have lived here for quite a while and LOVE Mexican food but not experienced El Tapatio... Should have gotten here earlier! On location parking is linited, but nearby spots are readily available Small venue, nicely decorated, bwith lots of booths and tables. Easy to find...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We do not eat out often but are discerning when we do. Our son took us to this spot as one of his favorites. The service was a little slow at first but the food was really good and generous. One green sauce was a...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I continue to go back because their food is consistent and tummy (and they constantly offer Groupons!). However I go with the expectation that service will be slloooww and I will have get the waiters attention anytime I need something because they won't check back...More

Thank Christie H
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Service was slow, and the restaurant was half full. Staff hung out chatting with each other without acknowledging we had come in and were waiting for menus. Order came relatively promptly, but on plates so hot the waitress needed hot mitts and warned us not...More

Thank Terri H
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stopped in for dinner and enjoyed the colorful attractive Mexican décor. There is a wide ranging menu with many Tex-Mex favorites in a cost-effective way. Food was good. Service, while friendly was slow as our waitress was overloaded and serving all over the restaurant. They...More

Thank 1146Steve614
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Local neighborhood Mexican retardant. Food is good, prices are reasonable. We have detected a growing attitude of some of the people working there and it impacts the speed of service big time. It has moved down on our list of local ending and take out.

Thank Eirini D
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The food here is consistently good, especially the fajitas. The margaritas on the rocks are solid. The service is often usually surly or slow. If you seat yourself, be sure to make eye contact with a waitress first or they'll never find you!

Thank SoyNog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809-1543
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-791-9566
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