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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

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4511 New Bern Ave Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27610-1587
(919) 255-9161
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Mexican food with great service - what's not to like? For lunch they have the standard "speedy Gonzales" combo of a taco, enchilada, and rice or beans. All the entries I have tried including tacos, fajitas, burritos etc have been great. They have a guac station where they make the guacamole at your table. The only item I really... More 

Thank Bz3rk
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love Mexican food - so much so that we eat at this restaurant WEEKLY! The sweet tea is usually good, the cheese dip is always good, and the salsa can be a bit hot sometimes. I've had the tableside guacamole multiple times, and it's been both good and bad, so it's kind of hit or miss.... More 

Thank Suzanne E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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948 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with excellent guacamole made to our liking right at our table. My wife and I both had the chiles rellenos. We asked for whole black beans instead of the usual refried beans. The chiles came stuffed with cheese and without the usual breading. It was refreshing to have the taste of the chile alone. Mexican rice accompanied the... More 

Thank John M
New Bern, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant was very clean and decor attractive. Food was delicious and plenty serving for the price. Service was great.

Thank Samabbey
Stephens City, Virginia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival I was quickly seated at a both with chips and salsa. Very good. I ordered the Carne Asada with shrimp and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. All for under $20.

Thank Terp123
Knightdale, NC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is our go to place for Mexican. Chips and salsa at table as soon as you sit down. Prompt service all the way around. Great menu selection. Love their chile rellenos as well as the grilled shrimp over Rice with cheese.

Thank Angela S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a nice family owned business with a very casual atmosphere and great drink specials! My friends and I visit here pretty often, fast service and good food. :o)

Thank Millette m
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Food was pretty great tortillas should be just hand made would really up the business and could probably save you more money by making your own trust me just made tortillas people would want more and more.

Thank FaithTorres F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and self use to eat at El Tapatino on a regular basis, however where the portions use to be big and service was good it has been on a steady decline , the chicken Chipotle was my favorite dish. however the last time I was there I watched a roach scurry across the floor and that was the... More 

Thank Grtsct
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I ate lunch here with three others and we all thought the food was amazing! We got the table-made guacamole and three of us shared the molcajete bowl. I thought the prices were a bit on the high side for lunch but the quality and taste of the food made up for that. The place was very clean and the... More 

Thank Kilgore

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4511 New Bern Ave Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27610-1587
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 255-9161

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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?