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770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3545
+1 847-956-9411
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I first experienced eating a chimichanga at this restaurant. I was age 10 and my aunt recommended it and I was hooked. I almost always get a chimichanga whenever visiting this restaurant and I have still not been disappointed. Nice family owned restaurant. I also recommend their food: Tapalpa rolls, quesadillas with steak in them, and Fajitas. I'm sure they... More 

Thank Christina R
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good food, but definitely on the pricey side, and a lot to spend for lunch. It's nice to be able to sit outdoors in nice weather, though.

Thank sellacct
Medinah, Illinois
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Overall, it was decent but not delicious. Hard to find great food. We did eat it all. I also thought it was pricey for the type and quality of food. In fact, this would be the main reason for not returning. Price versus quality ratio is not there. It was quite busy. As far as the best Mexican food in... More 

Thank steve s
East Coast
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love this restaurant. You walk through the door and you could be right outside Guadalajara. Bright colors and decorations. Pictures of what looks like decades of customers. Well lit space with a nicely divided area. We couldn't eat outside because of the weather, but I'll try it next time - and there will be a next time! At lunch... More 

Thank tako65
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I liked the old owners as they were very friendly and it was a couple. The food is still good however. Prices have gone up here as everywhere. It's less expensive than other Mexican restaurant in "Elk Grove.

Thank Carlene H
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Tapalpa is a family owned and run restaurant, and they make you feel like family when you are there. I especially like the things that are unique to this restaurant - my favorite is the Pollo Relleno. They have all the classics as well. Great margaritas, and a street taco special you can't beat. The service is swift and friendly.... More 

Thank Sunengine
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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191 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We went with my daughter who wanted tacos. I ordered her a ground beef taco. Only Cheese and Meat. (This really isn't that odd for a kid). Of course, it came out with lettuce. The waitress gladly took it back to replace it. Only it wasn't a replacement. The lettuce was simply wiped off. My daughter took a bite and... More 

Thank Kapanda
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

You know you are at a real Mexican restaurant when they put chips and salsa on the table. The chips were fresh, and the salsa very tasty. We had the fajitas for dinner (steak & chicken) and both were very good. The service was flawless, all in all a great experience.

Thank Avrin2
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Level Contributor
191 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

There is no doubt about it....it is the best in Elk Grove. Great fresh entrees! Always consistent. My favorite is the Carne Asada and the Camarones de Mojo i Ajo. Always friendly service!

Thank Kapanda
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The salsa they serve with the chips is my all time favorite. It's not anything too crazy. Just simple and tasty. But beyond that I really, really dig the vibe of this place. Not pretentious or elegant, but by no means a dive. Just a comfortable neighborhood place. Food is always outstanding and drinks done right. Tapalpa is the region... More 

Thank EricBlomquist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 S Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elk Grove Village
  • Phone Number: +1 847-956-9411

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