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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
+1 931-372-0246
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (25 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the restaurant is oddly attached to The Bestern Hotel You will find authentic dishes and great prices Portions are large , so bring your appetite

Thank tammyriess
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is attached to the Best Western. The food is very good and the staff obliging (they gave my husband a lunch version of a dinner item because two chiles rellenos would have been too much). Service very fast. Warning: it's a noisy place.

Thank marfita
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A group of friends go here every Sunday evening following worship for a quick bite and more fellowship. They always get us seated quickly and the service as well as food is wonderful. We are a group of anywhere from 10-16 or so, so it...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Awesomely delicious! Fast and friendly establishment! Simply the best Mexican food in the Cookeville area!

Thank leigh032017
Reviewed 18 June 2018

When we first visited Cookeville one of the first places we ate out was at El Tapatio. The food is hot, delicious and priced perfect. Thanks for being here.

Thank Margie T
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the hotel next door for the night and decided to eat here based on good reviews. We have a favorite Mexican food place in our home town so we never eat it anywhere else. However this blew our favorite away!! The food...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We were visiting from Chattanooga and decided to stop here for lunch. It was delicious! I had a grilled chicken quesadilla and my husband had the chicken chimichanga. The chicken was delicious! He didn't care for the salsa as much but I thought it was...More

Thank christienrandy
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Not something to rave about just so so food nothing special. Only thing I had that was out of this world was the cheese dip.

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We meet some family for a late night dinner and had a great time, the staff was awesome the food was awesome and they even sang happy birthday to my wife and had her were a sombrero and then smashed whipped cream in her face,...More

Thank Allen6969
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Always the best service and the food is great. Always good to change it up every time we go. Never disappointed

Thank MMShirley
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6 October 2017|
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Response from travelers3or4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve alcohol. But the isn't a patio. Only inside dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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