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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
+1 931-372-0246
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (25 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

El Tap has great food at a very reasonable price. Fried jalapenos are perfect. El Tap does not nickel and dime you to death, when you want it your way. I have been to other Mexican restaurants in Cookeville that charge you for everything even...More

Thank a1cellman
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not a particular fan of Mexican food; however, the gang wanted to go. First time to eat at this restaurant and was anticipating a tasty meal as there were lots of cars in the parking lot (usually a good indication). Was promptly seated. Ordered fajitas...More

Thank T M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly waiters, fast service and good food. Right next door to the Best Western so you don't have to travel for a good meal.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Happened to be in Cookeville for the eclipse, and never expected to find a good Mexican restaurant here. But gave it a try, and the food was excellent. I had a cheese enchilada combination with a beef taco and was totally pleased -- even the...More

Thank obp483
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Service is lacking, drink menus not existent or wasn't offered. Fresh tasting guacamole ranchero. Nice option to sub jalapenos for bell peppers.

Thank chefstefwithanF
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

WOW! We loved our dinners! What a terrific menu! The wait staff is superb! The decor is wonderful & everything is so clean! Highly recommend if you want delicious Mexican cuisine!

Thank Dogziggidy
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Got right in on a Friday evening even though it was rather busy. Friendly capable service and good food. Really liked the chips and salsa. Had a good little kick.

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Two restaurant locations in Cookeville TN. The food was good and plentiful. Had the Chili Relleno which was good. Came with a taco, beans, and a guacamole salad.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We went for dinner and loved it! The service was great. The food was great. The restrooms were clean. There was plenty of seating. I highly recommend!

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

El Tapatio has been a family favorite since they opened! The food is always fresh. The service is speedy. The staff is friendly and sometimes fun. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in town!

Thank travelers3or4
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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