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El Tapatio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
+1 940-668-0740
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11:00 - 21:00
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Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

went there to have lunch with my boyfriend. the food was really good. the service was good. over all great

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Thank Kelli S
Monticello, Arkansas
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have not found a bad item on the menu. Friendly, fast service. Great values--daily specials. Dine in, take out, or catering available.

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Thank Kristal Y
Cypress, Texas
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236 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stopped here recently on a Sunday night. Not crowded. Chicken fajita quesadilla was very good as was the salsa.

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Thank oceanboy75
Leander, Texas
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595 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It has been awhile since our last visit to Gainesville. We really enjoyed our last visit so we tried it again. Great meal of chicken, rice and beans and a chicken, salad and rice. Nice sized plate of food and the flavor was excellent. Plenty of chips, salsa and tortillas. Our service was quick and attentive making sure we had... More 

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Thank wacotom
Garland, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The service was very friendly, and super fast. I got the fajitas with beef, chicken and shrimp. It was very very good. Huge portion for 1. 2 people could eat this easy. The salsa was delicious. The booth was small, not good for big guys but they have tables too.we will defiantly go again. Prices were reasonable and the restaurant... More 

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Thank micabbott
Fargo, North Dakota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Best chili rellano I have had in years. The combo plate was delicious. Chips and salsa were out of this world. My waiter was genuinely attentive and I enjoyed his singing and bright attitude. I will be working in Gainesville for a few more weeks and plan on visiting often.

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Thank Jeannie C
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is not your "Tex-Mex" restaurant. They have an excellent and diverse menu. I eat here twice a month. I have experienced almost all of the items on the Menu and have never been disappointed. Excellent real cheese "queso" dip.

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Thank Kameron K
Texas, USA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you're looking for good food, a nice atmosphere and great service then this is the place to go. We've never been disappointed at either location and the prices are excellent. Take out is another great option and don't miss their lunch specials.

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Thank Deana N
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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372 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I'm new in town on business and used TP to find place to eat. I was craving Mexican and very glad I went here. I had El Tapatio fajita, large portion for one...chicken, beef, shrimp, chorizo. Tortillas are fresh made. I asked for spicy salsa, they brought out plate of 3...all salsas were fresh. Prices very good and all portions... More 

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Thank M P
Euless, Texas, United States
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120 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I went next door for lunch but they were closed. I saw many people entering and exiting the restaurant and thought i would give it a try. The service was so-so and the salsa was average store taste. The Carne Asada tacos were good but it would have me coming back. The restaurant was full of customers so they are... More 

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Thank Jaime C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 940-668-0740

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