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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 good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
402 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521-7704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here often since we work here in town, and we're always very pleased - the service, food and atmosphere are consistently very good ! Prices are fair, portions are generous, wait-staff are very friendly, prompt and helpful, and the widely-varied menu if chock-full...More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very attractive restaurant, I went in for lunch not long ago. Had the large combination plate. The food was delicious, the service was prompt. I would recommend this place to travelers and speaking of which, La Quinta and Super 8 Motels are within walking...More

Thank Howard970
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great staff! We had enchiladas and they were wonderful. The deco in this place was really cool. Our waiter was great too We travel this way several times a year & will stop again.

Thank MinturnJo
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped by about 8 pm for dinner. Place was not busy at all. Waiter for very nice. Our margaritas were good. Both of us ordered chili rellenos. They were okay, would not order again. Kind of blah. Had whole beans and rice and they were...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 4 February 2018

3 out of 4 items we ordered were wonderful, the shredded beef chimichanga wasn't great. That said, the service was fantastic. Friendly, food served quick and fresh, it obviously didn't sit under a heat lamp. The restaurant's atmosphere is very pleasant.

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Many visitors to Fruita are familiar with El Tapatio because it's near most of the motels. If you are returning from a long day of mountain bike riding or hiking; it's an easy choice. It's not the only Mexican place in town, but it IS...More

Thank Loup407
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We enjoyed friendly service and a typical filling good mexican meal. The chips and salsa were excellent.

Thank JaniceH357
Reviewed 11 October 2017

They have decent food, some of it good, some of it not so good. The margarita's are excellent, the service has always been fun and friendly and the food comes out fast! The salsa and cabbage salsa is awesome! It's a great place for dinner...More

Thank Sweetnovember0524
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The food we had here was average -- nothing special. The waitress seemed very serious, not mean, but just serious which was odd. The bathrooms were clean and the guacamole was pretty good. I do not think we would go back unless we were craving...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff and it met every thing they said. We will visit this restaurant again.

Thank louisd237
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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 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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