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El Tapatio Restaurant Catering

260 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1040
+1 619-423-3443
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good54%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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06:00 - 20:00 Hours
260 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Carne Asada fries with sautéed onions and tomatoes. The small is plenty for one person and it’s massive so you’ll definitely have leftovers. Real cheddar cheese, hot fries and steak with guacamole, sour cream, and pick de gallo. Muy bueno and the price...More

Thank Irishtomato19
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My company has had El Tap cater several events and I’d say the quality of the food is 100% dependent in who they have working the line for your event. We’ve had good nights and not do good nights, but they do always come prepared...More

Thank mfheinonen
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for a couple of times a month for the last year. The food is very good, but if they say its spicy, its very spicy. Outside patio is shaded and you get to watch people walking to the...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went for Taco Tuesday and the two of us had dinner, two margaritas and fried ice cream for dessert all under $30! The food and drinks were delicious and fried ice cream was enormous and oh, so good! Service was very good. We sat...More

Thank happyladyJD
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We enjoyed an inexpensive lunch here. Busy place nothing fancy- we ate on the porch. but the portions were huge and the sauce fresh.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Good Mexican food and good prices. Not a fancy place but have a nice patio to dine on. Friendly and fast service. Close to the beach, within walking distance to shops and newest hotel on the beach.

Thank Cal-peach2
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This restaurant has been around a lot longer than most of IB! It's awesome! Big portions for cheap. Quality food. A real taqueria. If your in the mood for mexican and you're in IB, this is the place for sure. Enjoy!

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Our family visits this restaurant weekly for great food and friendly staff. There are many other options in town but this place won't let you down.

Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

It's not fancy but the food is very good. One of our definite stops when visiting IB. Tons of authentic food for a very reasonable price. We had chicken enchiladas and a chicken burrito. Great flavor and fresh ingredients.

Thank joshfs
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We ate there a couple nights ago and unfortunately I got food poisoning. I should have listened to another review that had said the same. Nice people, food tasted good. Don't go there.

Thank RudyII
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-423-3443
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