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El Tapatio

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6202 NE Highway 99 Ste 8, Vancouver, WA 98665-8747
+1 360-693-2443
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This place reminded me of the Mexican places my dad took us to as kids. Tasty enchilada sauce that doesn't overpower the plate, homemade chips and salsa that don't fry your lips off, guacamole that isn't swimming in tomatoes and lime juice and all the other old favorites...what more could you ask for? These days people frown on Mexican restaurants... More 

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Chandler
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just wanted a quick lunch with my girl, that's all, and what's better than Mexican food. I love the spicy and vibrant flavors from South of the border. If you do too, don't stop here. Bland, vanilla, and blah are the best descriptions for the food. Service was good, that gives them a Giant average in my book. But some... More 

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Thank Thomas W
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had gone here for years at least five until this last year. Our last at least four visits have been new staff which didn't go very smoothly. Our food my chicken quesadilla was burnt two visits in a row, missing guacamole, sour cream... and the chef actually flipped the black burnt side down like I wouldn't notice it? The... More 

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Thank MistyCox
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Generous portions, good value,salsa has some heat to it. I love the shredded beef enchiladas. Food arrive nice & hot, attentive servers. not a long wait. We have a new local favorite without driving all the way to the Mall.

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Thank elfox1
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The food is consistent , delicious and piping hot! The service is good but with a little language barer . We go at least once a month. When we crave mexican El tapatio is where we go.

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Thank jozette1965
Oregon City, Oregon
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180 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

On entering the restaurant, I was pleased with the size and decor of the place with all the sights and sounds of a good Mexican restaurant. I love Chimichangas so I knew what I wanted to try. No price was listed but at $10 it was an OK deal. I hate cilantro so I asked if there was any in... More 

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Thank Nocilantro52
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We've been going to El Tapatio for many years and they have the most authentic Mexican food we have come across. Maybe we were spoiled living near El Paso, Tx and Juarez, Mexico and having access o some great food but their food is some of the best!

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Thank Scott L
Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

My family and I went to El Tapatio for dinner Saturday evening. It was quite full and as a result service was slow but not by much. Everyone was still happy when we asked for more of something it was quickly brought (water, napkins, etc...). The food here is not known to be great Mexican food and rightly so. It's... More 

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Thank realu2fan
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We have been customers at El Tapatio in Hazel Dell for at least 10 years now and still love it! Every time we go it is consistently great, if there ever is a problem they fix it (only twice now have we have a problem in ten years), drinks the Cadillac Margarita is amazing... I order the Chicken Quesadilla fresh... More 

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Thank MistyCox
Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Came here tonight for dinner with my family and the food, like the service, was extremely crappy! First, my moms nachos were burnt and very dry. The salsa was extremely spicy which ordinarily would have been fine, however, we had 3 kids at the table so a warning would have been nice. It really ticked me off when my 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6202 NE Highway 99 Ste 8, Vancouver, WA 98665-8747
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-693-2443

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?