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El Tapatio

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322 West 6th Street, Junction City, KS
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Manhattan, Kansas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My handyman told me this was good mexican food so I went there for lunch. I ordered Beef and Bean Nachos, large portion but never in my life have I had any similar to these. A pile of tortilla chips with beef on one side of the plate and beans one the other with melted cheese in the middle nothing... More 

Thank lakelife6825
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I LOVE the food here. VERY reasonable prices, VERY strong libations, and fresh food EVERY TIME!!! Have not had an entree, app, dessert or cocktail I didn't LOVE. Pretty authentic, except not very spicy, which is typical of the area. Tortillas are fresh and fantastic!! Recommend to EVERYONE looking for reasonable, real, delicious Mexican food. Drink specials out on the... More 

Thank nakedmama66441
Junction City, Kansas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Terrific mexican food served in a hurry! Excellent flavors throughout their menu. Good selection of margaritas and mexican beers.

Thank James L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Food was alright. Small portions. Cheese dip was terrible. The worst part though, the ladies bathroom smelled like one of those public restrooms at camp sites. You know with the toilet that just sits over a huge hole and it always smells like a bunch of chemicals and human waste? Yeah. It smelled like that. And it was so strong... More 

Thank Ruby Star E
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I went at an off time of time, but the food and beer where served promptly and the waiter was friendly. An impressive menu with a good selection of dishes that use unique ingredients. Much more depth than your typical Tex Mex joint which uses the same 5 ingredients on every dish. I was impressed with the selection. Dos XX... More 

Thank James M
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Being from Texas and now living in Northwest Arkansas we are connoisseurs of all types of South American foods. This was average but good mexican fare. I personally think it was over priced for average mexican food but that will happen. The on the rocks margaritas are wonderful and the mexican shrimp cocktail was a delight. Hubby and I both... More 

Thank Carrie B
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were camping at Milford Lake when a severe storm hit on July 6. Since we couldn't grill we drove into town looking for a place to eat and sit out the storm. When we arrived at about 4:00 p.m. the waiter/host/bus boy was the only person working the floor and was a little overwhelmed by all the customers walking... More 

Thank Liz D
Richardson, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

It was a little later than usual dinner time, and I looked around for what Junction City could offer for as close to authentic Mexican food as could be provided. I chose El Tapatio and I was pleased. I got the El Tapatio special which was about $13.00 and I was a LOT of food. The flavor was great and... More 

Thank gr8one17
Fort Riley, Kansas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

I used to enjoy this place a good deal. Over the last few months something has gone wrong, they seem to be using canned beans now (taste like) and the food has gone far from the fresh version they used to serve, Then a new low last night our power went at our house at 5 so we had to... More 

Thank Debra B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

I have been to El Tapatio with family and on dates and they are always spot on. They are fast and the service is awesome. My husband loves that he can speak Spanish with everyone there

Thank BrittanyLamb13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 West 6th Street, Junction City, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Junction City

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