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El Tapatio

914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
+1 805-343-2850
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
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914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad and I have switched from Nardo's to El Tapatio. The Diaz Family has been running this place for over 40 years. The kitchen is open, so you can see exactly how the food is made...just like at home, but in an industrial kitchen....More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went on a walk at Oso Flaco Lake and the Guadalupe Dunes to commemorate Huell Houser. Wonderful time and very meaningful. Part of Huell Houser's visit years ago was to stop by El Tapatio, so we decided to stop there for lunch after the...More

Thank Doreen G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stopped here and I had just finished up 3 rounds of chemo so my tastes were askew to say the least. The owner gave me 5 little cups of different red and green sauces to try to see which one I could eat before...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was traveling from Monterey to Santa Barbara via Hwy 1, and checked TripAdvisor for a good luncheon choice in Guadalupe. Glad I did. My wife and I had a chicken quesadilla and a steak salad. Outstanding. The grilled steak was perfect - I BBQ a...More

Thank HMS59
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went El Tapatio with two very experienced reviewers, my grandsons from Colorado. I had read the very good reviews and was wanting something different. Every dish that we tried was spicy good. The chips and three types of dips were to die for. The...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Generally I have been disappointed in the Mexican food offerings along the Central Coast area, but El Tapatio is the REAL DEAL! Having traveled (and eaten) extensively south of the border, I know good cooking. The chile relleno was a nice big fat Pasilla chile...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up at this place for breakfast by pure mishap but thank God we did!! Don't let the decor fool you, it's simple. Their salsas are amazing!!! The food was delicious and authentic (the closest to my mothers home cooking), the tortillas are freshly...More

Thank Arnali6
Reviewed 23 August 2016

authentic mex food...don't expect it to be like taco bell....this place is like TJ and people are nice.....i guarantee u will not get sick....go in an eat.

Thank Guadalupejoe
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Family of 8 sightseeing and so glad we tried this place. We knew it would be good because you can see the food being made. They started with flour and lard...nothing out of a supermarket bag. The chips and salsa are freshly made throughout the...More

Thank EllenBob
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We just stopped for a beer and a snack. We chose the nachos with all the fixings. They were the best nachos we've ever had! We feel confident all items on the menu would be just as awesome. The family who owns this restaurant were...More

Thank Karla75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA 93434-1318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Guadalupe
  • Phone Number: +1 805-343-2850
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