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El Tapitio

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2610 South Locust Street, Grand Island, NE 68801-8228
+1 308-381-4511
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is not good any more. Beef was old and dry and reheated a bunch. Margaritas were horrible. So sad this used to be so good. Will not try again for a long time.

Thank Kim F
Riley, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very good food, quick service. Will eat there again without hesitation. Reasonably priced and clean location.

Thank Brenda J
Fort Myers
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The wait staff were friendly, wanted to assist, good food, fair prices. If we return to Grand Island we will eat here again.

Thank Gary N
Round Rock, Texas
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259 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I've visited El Tapitio on several of my recent visits to Grand Island. I live in Austin, Texas and am a student of the many different styles of Mexican cuisine. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and authenticity at El Tapitio. They have plenty of fairly typical tex-mex options (enchiladas, burritos, etc.) which are tasty and filling. They also... More 

Grand Island, Nebraska
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

You absolutely have to try the hard shell shredded beef tacos. The way these guys do it is amazing. The flavor is amazing.

Thank jake j
Mokena, IL>
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Stopped here because we were in the mood for a good margarita and good Mexican food. Big mistake. Place was very dull, bad lighting, and from the outside it looked like it was closed.

Thank wholenchilada
Decatur, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Stopped by here for a late night meal. There was a duet singing oldies and just a few others in the restaurant. Our order was quickly taken and quickly served. Both meals were excellent. Mine was the green pork burrito. Yum! Service was good. Food was great. Ambiance was neat with the duet. We would go back!

Thank MNM1011
Lincoln, Nebraska
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247 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

great Mexican food. a lot of it made from scratch. service was real good, too. real Mexican food. this is a good example of a great Mom and Pop operation. I love the Burritos

Thank Bill G
Wichita, Kansas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Whoever says this is the best mex in Grand Island has been eating too much Nebraska corn. We were there On July 20, 2014. There was un-bussed food left on 2 table near us. It attracted flies. It was not busy that night but the service was pathetically slow. Our waiter did was not familiar with the various menu items... More 

Thank Bradley J
Goodland, Kansas, United States
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

The portions are huge. We were told to order the chimichangas, but since we were very hungry, we ordered tamales on the side. The tamales are as big as a regular burrito. We ate them for lunch the next day and they were wonderful. So were the chimis. Service was excellent. Decor was fun. My only complaint is that the... More 

Thank Roxie1203

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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
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2610 South Locust Street, Grand Island, NE 68801-8228
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: +1 308-381-4511

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