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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%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (27 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“cheese dip” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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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!

Date of visit: April 2017
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!

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Q3345XGstevenb
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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!

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Chicago2772
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Wouldyaliketoknow
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank tsficosa
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Richard D
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank AltoAmy88
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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