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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
+1 931-372-0246
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you leave Cookeville without eating at El Tap, then you're definitely missing out. The locals love this restaurant!

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Thank Jenniferleigh95
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175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best Mexican food in Cookeville, the chips are warm and salsa is fantastic, the service is great, the portions are large and the prices are low, hands down the best in Cookeville.

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Thank Chicago2772
Cookeville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok folks. This is the best place in Cookeville, TN to actually get Mexican Food. The food is great, the shredded chicken chimichanga is fantastic. Also make sure you ask them for some verde salsa, and some hot salsa when the waiter/waitress comes by first thing (they will bring it out to you, and the verde is good, but the... More 

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Thank Wouldyaliketoknow
Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friendliest Mexican restaurant ever. the food it to die for and the service is second to none. I Enjoy this place.

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Thank tsficosa
Cookeville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good. Combination beef and chicken chimichanga was excellent as was the rice and beans. Always have a great meal here and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Richard D
Morristown, Tennessee
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portions, excellent margaritas, and fabulous service make this the best Mexican restaurant in town!

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Thank AltoAmy88
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was not impressed with the food. The salsa was so plain! It barely tasted like it had more seasoning than tomato sauce w/ a little spice. The staff was very helpful and diligent.

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Thank Kim B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I've only eaten here a couple of time... By intent. This is not the best Mexican food around, on fact it's not even good Mexican food. Bland fair, poor atmosphere, and we'll drinks hinder any hope of a good dining experience.

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Thank Tim K
Jackson, Tennessee
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291 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for Tex-Mex and you're in the area I would suggest going to this place. The food is what it is. The portions are sizable. Their service was great from the server to the cashier. It is a little tricky to find as the restaurant attached to a hotel

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Thank Scott P
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We spent the night at the Best Western Motel and were looking for an easy place to eat. The receptionist told us about several possibilities, including the adjacent Mexican restaurant. That sounded good to the wife and friends, so we thought we would give it a try. It was a good choice. The staff was friendly, they were quick, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:30
Saturday
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-0246

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