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El Tapatio

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4C 707 Milford Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
+1 603-262-5801
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we used to frequent this place when it first opened it was really good. then it started to slack for both service and food quality. so we stick to the sister restaurant la carretta in manchester. more consistent with both food/chips/salsa

Thank Matti B
Wausau, Wisconsin
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147 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Just went driving around looking for a place to eat. Stumbled upon this place. All three of us were fairly impressed. Chips and salsa are definitely above average. All three of us got the fajitas. All agreed that they were good and would certainly go back. Wish we tried something else so we could give a more in depth report.... More 

Thank Otisss
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I've been here a few times for supper and have never been disappointed. However, lunch was just so much better. Plenty of parking, no crowds (there should be), the lunch menu is so much smaller (supper menu just has sooooooo many choices) and the price was just that much sweeter. Service was great and the food was so quick that... More 

Thank riprocheleau
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place used to be good when it first opened but it has totally declined on quality of food. Servers make a lot of mistakes on orders and it takes a long time to get your food.

Thank OnthegoShelly
Wilton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We love this place! However, the past few times have been disappointing. I didn't want to write a bad review or give up so we tried it again last night and it was great. My husband had the crab enchiladas which were absolutely delicious and tender with a very delicate cheese sauce that melted in your mouth. The prices are... More 

Thank momuv4boyz
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We have wanted to check El Tapatio out for awhile, but prior attempts were thwarted by sick kids or inclement weather. So when we wanted to avoid cooking prior to the Thanksgiving weekend, we thought we stop on in. We were warmly greeted and were seated right away. The dining area is very brightly lit (maybe a bit too bright)... More 

Thank Alex K
Amherst, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Friday evening dinner. Chips and salsa to start. Spicy wing appetizer. Big, tasty servings. Mixed fajita with shrimp, steak and chicken was excellent; steak fajita was sitting in a bit too much oil.

Thank ERSK1988
Dunedin, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Molcajete is a game changer. It is by far something i dream about, and makes every trip to New Hampshire worth while. The chips and salsa are good, but this is amazing. This is a dish you share, and the pepper is spicey!

Thank Brandon H
Nashua, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This place is a bit hard to find if your not looking for it. And thats too bad because it is delicious. Its in a little strip mall way up on Amherst Street. I actually found the place when I was reading reviews for good Mexican Food here on Trip Adviser. The reviews were right, the food here is magnificent.... More 

Thank tnr040470
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

If I could I would give them a negative 5 star rating. Our experience was awful. They charged for extra chips and salsa ($1.50) without telling us about the charge (this is usually free at nearby Mexican restaurants). They also charged for green salsa ($1.25) without telling us for the charge. This seems to be their habit looking at other... More 

Thank Sachin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4C 707 Milford Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Merrimack
  • Phone Number: +1 603-262-5801

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