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“Quality food low price”

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 181 Restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

El Tap has great food at a very reasonable price. Fried jalapenos are perfect. El Tap does not nickel and dime you to death, when you want it your way. I have been to other Mexican restaurants in Cookeville that charge you for everything even lemons in your water. The best part is craft beer for 7.99 a pitcher 2 thumbs up.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not a particular fan of Mexican food; however, the gang wanted to go. First time to eat at this restaurant and was anticipating a tasty meal as there were lots of cars in the parking lot (usually a good indication). Was promptly seated. Ordered fajitas which was served in less than 5 minutes (not a good indication). Although it was "sizzling", the meat, chicken, peppers, and onions were absolutely cooked to death, almost to the point of being unrecognizable. Tasteless and extremely dry. I assume it had been left over from lunch and just heated up. Waiter was unconcerned that I pushed the plate to the side. Cashier asked if everything was okay and I told her not really. She never inquired as to my dissatisfaction. Will never return to this restaurant, as there are too many other options in the Cookeville area.

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Thank T M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly waiters, fast service and good food. Right next door to the Best Western so you don't have to travel for a good meal.

Thank Tammy R
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Happened to be in Cookeville for the eclipse, and never expected to find a good Mexican restaurant here. But gave it a try, and the food was excellent. I had a cheese enchilada combination with a beef taco and was totally pleased -- even the refried beans were good (and some restaurants screw them up.)

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Thank obp483
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Service is lacking, drink menus not existent or wasn't offered.
Fresh tasting guacamole ranchero.
Nice option to sub jalapenos for bell peppers.

Thank chefstefwithanF
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