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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 good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had dinner, four of us ate and all thought the food was plain with no flavor, the drinks were good.

Thank railroadra
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

El Tapatio is connected to the Best Western just off I-40 in Cookeville. They have lunch specials every day until 3pm. I got the Speedy Gonzalez, which was $6. Plenty of food, and of good quality. The service was a little slow, and the salsa...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very clean, quick service, friendly, excellent food.. Friendly staff. We walked from the Best Western hotel.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

WE were brought chips which were good, but no one came to take our order. It wasn't busy. Painful to watch a huge staff of people wandering around in circles- not really doing anything. Once we got food, my order was incorrect. FRustrating! SHredded beef...More

Thank Borden L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent authentic cuisine, fast friendly service. Location is easy to find from the Interstate, and seating areas are much larger than you expect from the outside!

Thank Dalita M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Everyone at the Restaurant was very pleasant and helpful. Made really good suggestions on what to eat. Told us all of the specials that were on the menu for the day. The corn chips and salsa served was outstanding and the main dishes were delicious!

1  Thank joannekX4065VU
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great food with a friendly atmosphere would recommend it if you like Mexican food at a good price and plenty of it

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We seen their ad in the magazine from the Holiday Inn, had to try it! Food was good, they definitely don't skimp on the beans or Mexican rice. Everything was very tasty.

1  Thank kittyeightpaws
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jenniferleigh95
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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.

Thank Chicago2772
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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