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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 - 22:30
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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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Stephens City, Virginia
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37 reviews
23 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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22 reviews
20 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
Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

the service was very good, great food and great margaritas. I would definitely go back and recommend this to anyone

Thank Sepdpp
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

They have the best guacamole I can find anywhere in the Triangle, seriously. The food is consistently good and hot and quick. The salsa is spot on. I eat here at least 3 times a month for lunch and sometimes after work for drinks and socializing. One of the best places around. I would give it 5 stars but while... More 

Thank LMParker
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63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This is the second time my girlfriend and I have been to this restaurant and last time we went we had the guacamole and have been dreaming about it since, finally had the opportunity to be back in raleigh to indulge again and dreams do come true! Dollar for dollar best guacamole I've ever had! We also shared 3 enchiladas... More 

Thank Trevor D
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

While trying to locate a new Mexican restaurant that my wife and I hadn't tried before we stumbled upon El Tapatio while shopping at the Super WalMart on New Bern. What a pleasant surprise. The food is excellent, prices reasonable, service is superb and the wait is never long. It's become our favorite Mexican restaurant now. Specials are offered every... More 

Thank Jerry R

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