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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
+1 970-858-1011
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine whose spent a fair bit of time in Fruita was telling me about another Mexican restaurant in town (honestly don't remember who) but out of proximity I convinced him to try El Tapatio because we could walk from out hotel. We...More

Thank MotoMoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant, mostly because it was conveniently located in walking distance of our hotel. We were greeted by friendly welcoming staff and ended up having a nice meal here. Portion sizes were large and their salsa was very tasty. Both of our meals...More

Thank CO719_Traveler
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We had enchiladas suizas and chili rellenos. Food was served promptly and was a good temperature. My friend and I each found our meals to be rather salty and lacking other flavor. The chips were also greasy and the salsa was just ok. We will...More

Thank Mgtann25
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Taco salad had no flavor and was a glob of different things slopped together; sopapillas tasted frozen then fried--hard on edges. Son's fries also weren't fresh. Really bad food all around.

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel so we were grateful to be able to not have to load the kids after a day of travel. The regular margarita was great and I'm glad I didn't get the jumbo or would have had...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We found the food here to be expensive and the quallity far from expectations. The service was good.

Thank GrandPenguins
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service. Great selection of Mexican favorites. Almost too hard to choose. My only complaint is that they used taco shells on my shredded beef tacos. They should be made fresh. Ordered two only ate one because it became soggy. Enchiladas were...More

Thank LYNN C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

El Tapatio was recommended by a fellow traveler. What a treasure this was to behold. The decor was authentic Mexican figures and paintings. The service was excellent and the entree was delicious. I would add, however, if you order the "Fajitas for Two." be prepared...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I called ahead and got an indifferent voice about dogs on the patio. No greeting of hospitality of any kind. When we arrived we sat on the patio but I thought we were forgotten. 10 minutes for drink order and 10 minutes to arrive. Again...More

Thank FredinTexas
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Our group of four recently spent four nights in the Fruita area while attending the annual Country Jam festival. We opted to eat at El Tapatio twice during our stay because the food was very good. The portions tend to be large, so we opted...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fruita
  • Phone Number: +1 970-858-1011
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