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Tapatio's Restaurant Mexicano

) #15 of 358 Restaurants in Lakeland ££ - £££ Mexican,
734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
+1 863-686-6958
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (17 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
££ - £££
734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
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71 - 80 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Nicely decorated restaurant with the average Mexican fare. The low points were the Margaritas and the chips. The mix this restaurant uses is so heavy in lime flavoring that it totally over powers the drink. They come out with a heavy green color and then...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 3 February 2016

My wife and I ate at Tapatio's last night and thought the food was some of the worst Mexican we have ever had. I like Chili Releno's and I have never seen one prepared like the one I had last night. It was very strange...More

Thank supp028
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and service is fast and friendly. I had the Taco-Burrito-Enchilada special. Everything was tasty, the only thing I felt could be improved was the enchilada sauce, which was a bit too sweet for my taste. For me, the make-or-break of...More

Thank yowsah1
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I went to this Mexican restaurant because it was so highly rated on Trip Advisor. I was disappointed in everything I ordered. I ordered guacamole dip and it was average at best. I also ordered the Carnitas dinner. It came with rice and beans. I...More

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

The combo of taco, enchilada and burrito was very tasty as the beef selection. The chips and salsa were fresh and the service was fast and correct.

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. They have specials everyday and the prices are so reasonable.

Thank GottaLoveOlaf
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Other than Abuelo's I think this is the only Mexican restaurant in Lakeland. I guess that's why it's rated as high as it is. My wife and I like good Mexican and neither of us was impressed with Tapatio's. The food would have been rated...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 6 January 2016

My son took me here for my birthday dinner; place was very crowded and we soon found out why -- they had a live 4 piece band playing beautiful music for the diners. I had the beef enchilada and beef burito with Mexican rice and...More

Thank June G
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at both locations and the food is consistently excellent. Tonight we ate at the one on Florida Ave. Atmosphere is family friendly. When we are visiting family in Lakeland we always want to eat at least one meal at Tapatio's.

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Both locations of Tapatio's serve good food for a good price. They have been in business for a long time so they must be doing things right. They have music on the weekends which is nice.

Thank Sharon S
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Victoria M
Which location is best?
11 March 2017|
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Response from vw1966 | Reviewed this property |
I have only been to the one on high way 92 it was excellent! the jerk chicken was my favorite! I like hot and spice food and they have a extra hot sauce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-8806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-6958
  • E-mail
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