Reviews of El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant (Night Club)

8220 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852, United States

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REVIEWS OF El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant IN Rhode Island

Jennifer Carrasco-Harold

Awesome food and customer service. Came to Rhode Island from NJ and gave this place a try and it was absolutely amazing.

Rebecca Hildebrandt

We are from out of town and wanted Mexican food. This place was amazing!! Food was great, margarita was yummy and service was wonderful. Would go back when I’m in town again.

Rachel Steinbach

Service was great and the food was even better! Best place I've been in awhile. Definitely will be returning.

Barbara Wilson

Excellent portions, good flavor and atmosphere.

Aime Syed

Lovely food & speedy service. Freshly made and yummy.

Steve D'Amico

I always on the lookout for good vegan/vegetarian options, which are few and far between in South county Rhode island. The vegetarian verde burrito is simply awesome! Unfortunately their refried beans are not vegetarian.

Priscilla Peters

Greatly enjoyed the veggie burrito and the trio combo. Pleasant atmosphere and quick service! Would definitely recommend! Went back a second time for steak and shrimp fajitas! Love this place! Wish we had one where I live!

Constance Li

An authentic Mexican restaurant with a solid vegetarian section on their menu, HUGE portions for fair prices, and very prompt service

Tim Cashman

Nice restaurant with decent food, generous portions and an attentive staff. Somewhat limited parking, but additional parking nearby.

ken p

After a nice walk toward the beach and back we were ready to eat something for lunch. Finally stopped st El Tapatio, I have driven by this Mexican spot for years and never came in. What was I thinking I love Mexican food and love chimichangas which they have, I always get something with rice and refried beans. I found my place for Mexican, after a upsetting dinner a couple days ago and condessa in west Warwick. The guac at el tapatio was much better.

Ed Vallee

The staff speaks fluent Spanish! Enjoyed sitting at the bar. Good selection of tequila. Ordered some food and it was overall a very pleasant experience!

Deborah Deborah be Deborah

Awesome selection of tequila and the food is plentiful and good

Karen Golden

Absolutely the most authentic Mexican food, great service, great atmosphere for adult and children diners

David Hajifathali

Oddly enough the food is amazing

Anthony Rocchio

This place has authentic Mexican food and all the wait staff also speak Spanish. The carne asada is top notch, as is the Pollo Mexicana. The burritos are huge. When they aren't super busy the time from order to eat is very short, good or bad if you want another margarita. Would recommend, they also do carry out and kids menus (and crayons.. many places at this quality level don't do that these days as much it seems).

Calvin Keyes

Food was great and came out of the kitchen fast. Bathroom was clean. Took a long time to get someone's attention to get refills or our check processed though.

Kate H

Was pleasantly surprised. Thought it would your run of the mill fake Mexican food but I was wrong. Food was excellent and huge portions. Reasonably priced too. Check them out!

Karis Vargas

If you are looking for really good Mexican food this is the place. The price is good taking in consideration the serving size. We were a party of five, each ordered a drink, a main course and desserts and we payed a reasonable amount in comparison with other restaurants. I had the Margarita Presidente...sooooo good! Complimentary chips and salsa?? Nice!! Food was very good as well, the desserts...churros can never go wrong, flan and "helado frito" (fried ice-cream) delicious!!! 100% recommended. Great service!!

James Kindl

Excellent food. A little slow on service

justin ballou

Everytime it's good lots of food

Joshua Medina

Good food and extremely fast service! Could not complain!

Jim Meyers

Great food great prices and great service.

Tanis Wangsgard

Pretty good mexican food for a decent price. The portions are big but nothing fancy.

Areina Fierce

Service will always be the best here, but the food has gone down since when they first opened. Always the best margaritas and chips and salsa though. Get the queso and snack away while you drink at the bar.

Liza Chan

Good ambient and food but a bit spicy for my taste. For those who like spicy food and from scratch piña colada w/ a good punch of alcohol in it, this is your place.

lauren marie

Great authentic food and excellent margaritas. Extremely hard working family. Pleased every time ☺

Ryan Gundry

Good Mexican food. Large menu.

Ed Fanjoy

Poor service, great food

Chris Kerr

Aweful. Worst mexican food I ever had. Never had coleslaw at a Mexican restaurant especially heated in the oven, nasty. A steak burrito fajita with only 5 small pieces of the chewiest meat I ever had. Thought I broke a thooth. Service wasn't the best either. If could give this place 0 star as a rating it would still be to good. No soup for you!!

Greg Schulze

Food and atmosphere were excellent as usual. The young lady that seated/served us was very friendly and personable.

David Jandron

The food is great, service is good, we come here often.

Shannon Baker

We love this place. Great food and awesome margaritas! They bring you warm chips and 2 kinds of salsa. My kids love the tomato based one and the adults love the spicy one. Port Carnitas is our favorite dish to share. Yum!

Dave Thompson

Great food and service good price and portions for the money

Nick Lorenz

Although customer service needs improvement its not terrible by any means. This restaurant has an ample menu for the bold or the first time cultural food eater. It helps if someone in your party can read Spanish

Tom Shaw

I have eaten here probably 6 times. I usually get a burrito. Food is always good, and the service is good also. Not the "absolute best" Mexican restaurant I have ever been to, but it is good. I like the tortilla chips they serve before the meal, the seats are comfortable, the restaurant is not too loud. I don't get the people who are so negative about this spot. It has always been good to me, and I will continue to eat there.

David Watters

Love the food and the staff


Visiting from Brooklyn and the food was gorgeously delicious. Portions of course are large and shareable ,but with so many tasty options you'll have to go home with a doggy bag. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the establishment was clean. Give them a try, especially after a morning light house cruise!

Jc Espi

Awesome food and drinks, service is always great and friendly

Craig Mylo

Not the best margaritas, but great food and fast service!

Bryan Labus

Standard cheap eats mexican.

alyssa fagundes

Great food and drinks and service!! Can’t beat it!


As good as you'll get in RI for Mexican, this isn't Texas after all. The food is fresh, authentic and tasty served in a clean and friendly environment at reasonable prices. If you want better Mexican, you probably need to get closer to Mexico.

Lauren Massarone

I go to as many Mexican restaurants as possible to explore the best ones and this is by far the best! Fri. The margaritas are perfect and homemade not the mix or sour mix like most. The salsa , guac, and Verde salsa are are superb . I will be back soon and repeatedly :)

Stephen Cohrs

The best local Mexican restaurant. Not up to Texas, but decent.


The service was grumpy, seemingly unhappy with no warmth. I felt more like we were imposing. The food was mediocre. I had the vegetarian burrito and it had an odd taste; like dish soap.

Paul Nannig

Good food, fast service, friendly staff!

Lindsay Gavin

Friendly staff! Great food

Rose White

Excellent food!

Patrick Saggal

Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was very good.

Jason Buchanan

Good food with nice atmosphere.

Edgar Perez

I like the atmosphere, the way the restaurant looks in the outside and inside. The greetings were great and so welcoming, the service was great and the food was serve within 15 or 20 minutes when ordered. Excellent Restaurant.

Linda Kalenkiewicz

Great margarita, waitress brought water with it, without needing to be told, that's a sign of good service in my book, guac was excellent. I'll be back.

Javier Sanchez

Food and staff are great had the camarones a la Diabla no other place serves them like this place

Eric Cowart

Good food great atmosphere and a nice location.

Julienne Kelly

Fresh Salsa with just the right kick. Twice this week... my husband's choice!

l Wontohn l

Pretty good food, and the portions are pretty large. So far it's the best Mexican restaurant around I've been too

Colin Rich

Great local Mexican location which huge portions and great drink menu.

Guianeya Murillo

Not all mexicn food has cumin!!!! They put cumin in everything, too bad.

Christine Melendez

I did enjoy my food but the service wasn't the greatest. Not sure if it's because they were just understaffed. I will try again but if the service is the same, it will be my last.

John Ferreira

Best Mexican restaurant in Rhode Island. I highly recommend it.

matthew fleagle

Great food. Good portions

Mark Plante

We have been eating here for about 7 years. After living in Phoenix for 31 years I need good Mexican food. We live in Westerly and drive here to eat Mexican food because it is authentic and they serve generous portions for both lunch and dinner. Not quite as spicy as we like but very flavorful. Try the combination plates!

Hitesh Tara

i consider my self a great conneiuseiur of Mexican cuisine.I would rate this one 1000 stars if i could.

Melissa Sanderson

Lousy service. Also, the ground beef was worse than Taco Bell's.

Cara Moeller

Very good food and drinks. Service just took a little while.


Great Mexican food. Good service an good prices! Will go back!!!!

Elaine Gagne

I can't fairly rate this place, because I didn't eat. I went with a party of about 10 people. The service was excellent. Our drinks are continuously replenished. The place was clean, including the bathroom.

Mehdi S

The food was bland. Not a good representation of mexican food

Nancy Iacono

Loved it.

Bob Silva

Good food at a great price

Rosemary Pacheco

Great food, great service. I had the Mexican Trio, so good. Rice and pinto beans, Portuguese shrimp and steak & chicken. Love their fresh salsa and good chips. Always good food. Awesome. Crazy busy on Cinco de Mayo ( 1 hr and 15 min wait), but on a regular Sat night you might wait 15 min. Outdoor dining on a warm night!

Mark Trimmer

Great real Mexican food!

Richard Perez Moyet

Tamal is very good. A lot of food, family, nice Margaritas. It looks totally different from inside. Warm corn chips at the beginning.


Great Mexican food, by far the best we've found south of Providence. Good service, food comes out fast. Pretty cheap. What more could you want?

Erik Lambert

Great food, fresh and delicious!! All authentic!!

Linda Hilliard

Always great food and good servers.

Obed Lopez

Great food, friendly staff, quick service, servings are big, lots of rice and beans, you will be satisfied. The place is spacious and doesn't get too crowded. Definately recommend the "Camarones al ajillo"

Tim Garthwaite

Authentic Mexican food. Delicious!

Stephanie Smolenski

My absolute favorite

David Burgess

The food here is really good. In the prices are just right so it doesn't cost much to go out for dinner. The atmosphere is very nice inside also. The fajitas are really large for a single order. Looking forward to go back again soon.

Danette Walsh

Food and service was fantastic!

Michele Champigny

Needed a last minute dinner when passing through town. Decided to make a stop at El Tapatio. So glad to did! Great, quick Mexican! Everyone in the family enjoyed their dinner. Food came super fast and prices were great!

Dryden Hopkins

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in wockford (North Kingstown). Well priced, perfect atmosphere, and of course amazing Mexican food.

Robert Blouch

Loved it. Flavors were right on. Great value.

Becky B.

Had a quick lunch here and it was absolutely fantastic. Came out with chips and a tasty salsa as soon as we sat down. We both got burritos and they were what you want in a burrito. Service was excellent, as well. Don't make a mistake and drive past this little gem. Highly recommend!

Patient Zero

Tasty regular Mexican food, served amazingly quickly (entrees on the table within ten minutes of our walking in the door, on a Saturday night).Restaurant clean, but ambience nothing special. Plenty of on-site parking.

Sven Buechel

Great place with lovely and authentic Mexican food. We had a great time and would choose the restaurant again and again...

Ray Roberts

Great Mexican food and great service love the place

peter englehart

My favorite Mexican restaurant. Food is consistently excellent and very reasonably priced. Always busy, but seldom wait more than 5 minutes to be seated.

Stephen Murphy

Not bad. We found this place on our way to the less-than-impressive Air Force One Experience. Good chips and salsa. Quick service.

Jupiter Moon Shadow

After spending a rainy day down Matunuck we were looking for a place to stop and eat on our way home. This place was it. The food was good and the wait staff was excellent.

Coleen Sivo

A delicious meal was had by all, and the nachos!!!!

Fabiola Almazan Olivar

Friendly staff. Food was not as good, salsas tasted like jar salsas, beans were canned beans. Our enchiladas and quesadillas were stuffed with American cheese :( in Mexico we never ever use the American cheese to prepare those dishes. There are other white cheeses that you could use instead.

Keith .A

Really enjoy the food here. Good menu and a great lunch or dinner place. Never too busy at lunch time.

Kill3r Qu33n

I LOVE this place! Great food... Good drinks! For you pokemon go people it is also a poke stop

Megan Racine

My go to restaurant for Mexican food. Yummie food, lots of flavors, and their drinks are to die for!!!!! Excellent service, good comes out excellent and in a timely manner. Great place to bring the family or go with friends.

Luis Avalos

Good food. Great service. Finally found a Mexican restaurant in New England that offers real pico de gallo!

Bert Sanford

Stopped in for drinks and a snack. Enjoyed the food and the service was good. Shared the Tapatio Sampler platter and it was more than enough for three.

Cassandra D'Amico

They're really fast to bring out the food during lunch! Im always satisfied! Margaritas are on point also with plenty of options.

Brian Croft

Decent local Mexican food. Spiced down for the locals sadly.

Sean Taylor

Nothin. Wrong with cheap Mexican food for lunch here! If you want to leave with a full stomach and a heavy wallet this may be the place for you. That being said I wouldn't classify this as high end dining. The service is always superb and the food is always hot but the flavors are standard for Mexican food and don't stand out against some of my more memorable meals. Now don't get me wrong, I love to come to this place and I don't think I've ever left even thinking about wanting food for several hours! If you want something cheap with generous portions, friendly service and a clean environment I can recommend El Tapatio, but if you are looking for something to appease a food snob you may want to search a bit further!

Alex Mcgee

I've been here 3 times. each time I felt like the food was exactly average. the service was decent and the price is fair. not worth it to go out of the way for, but if you are a local or in the area and craving some Mexican, it may work for you.

Emma Sairo

The staff there is exceptional and very very kind. They have a very large menu and tons of options to choose from, they also give you a lot of bang for your buck. The service is pretty fast and I reccomend this restaurant to everybody I know. If you want Mexican food and are in the area I reccomend you try this place out.

Heidi Howard

Great outdoor patio. Very good margaritas...lots of options. Very good cheese dip! Salsa good too. That's all I wanted and that's what I got!

Kadderli T.

We like to come here with the kids. The service is prompt and friendly, the food is delicious.

Robert Botts

Authentic Mexican with great prices

John Souza

Food and service was pretty good and prices were reasonable.

Arash Bigdeli

Good food, portions are decent. The atmosphere is family friendly. We were close to a family who were having their 12 yo birthday party.

Kelly Stanzione

Fresh food and fast lunch service

Kristen Ellis

Great margaritas! Food could use improvement

Steven Nicolich

One of few “real” Mexican options in the area. Very attentive staff. Ice cold beer served in tall frosty mugs at fair prices. Good chips & salsa. Great tacos. Have met some nice friendly people sitting at the bar. My new “go to” place when in the mood for Mexican — or just a couple cold beverages.

Karla Hernandez

The food is really good and service also really good. The food took a little too long but happy with our food!

Ashish Lotangane

Very authentic Mexican restaurant... really enjoyed time and food... delicacy at its best...

Anouar Benzina

Decent Mexican place.

Christine Mandes

The food was horrible and they didnt put any booze in the margaritas

Kyle Sanville

Great food great staff

cecil carreras

The food and service was amazin...I recomend the margaritas, delicious. We will be back.


Great food, large portions, tacky decor, variable service. I've been here a couple times and you definitely go here for the food and drinks. Staffing is variable, but mostly understaffed. Both times we went there the server hardly spoke English but nailed the orders. I would recommend doing take out when possible or catching a couple drinks.

Beth Pinheiro

My kids love this place. The food is great.

Mike Wallach

I liked what I had. Closest I've had to the Mexican food I had in El Paso Texas.

g christie

Absolutely worst "dining" experience of my life. Seated at an awkward little table near an out of control adult birthday party group next a bunch of unsupervised kids dancing in the isles. So loud couldn't hear each other talk. We paid for the drink my wife ordered and left. Maybe it was just a one-time perfect storm of loud rude people but it really was stunningly awful.

james ohair

The cuisine here is authentic and consistent. We have been visiting this restaurant since they opened, and compare it to any Mexican restaurant we've eaten at in the continental United States. The tortilla soup, spicy shrimp and the carne asada are a few our favorite dishes.

Ann Walkup

Excellent food! Good vegetarian options.

Larry Lefebvre

Good food...could spice it up a bit but that my personal taste.

john ludlam

Very good food friendly staff

Robert Antley


Josh Klingensmith

Some of the best and fastest service I've ever recieved! The kept my water filled and refilled the chips and salsa multiple times without having to be flagged down. The pork Chile Verde and enchilada plate were very good for the price and the portions are huge. Will definitely be going back!


I ordered fajitas I brought it home to my dog. That was the worse fajitas I’ve ever had. I only wanted to try it cuz it had great reviews but I’ll bever go back

Karen Kent

Good service, authentic Mexican food with an extensive menu selections. Al fresco dining, too. Priced about average for RI.

Natalie McIntire

Stopped by for a quick lunch and was very pleasantly surprised by the food. We would definitely come here again. Crab enchiladas and fish tacos we're great.

Courtney Quinlan

Excellent food, excellent margaritas. They even give everyone individual salsas! They didn’t mind us bringing a cake for a birthday, even gave us plates and a serving utensil.

Jess V

I loovve this place. The cranston location shut down so i travel to this one for the food Margaritas are good too Great service also. Decent prices for awesome food Kid menu available

Linda Cortez

Great service.. good good and prices are also great.

Janet Dupell

Excellent food And service!!!

Joe St. Jean

Great food, awesome margaritas, fabulous dessert. Service was STELLAR. New favorite Mexican restaurant. Kudos to the staff.

Diana Duquette

Not mexican food.. The rice of my moms carne asada was all hard and old.. My tacos al pastor were chicken instead or pork.. Not a good time.

Valerie Preler

Great food. Usually service is good. Last time we went, we waited forever at every juncture of our meal.

amanda robles

Best Mexican food I have had aside from my parents cooking!

Brandon Richard

The food gets better every time I go!

Christopher Joyce

Great dinner and service!

Rohit Lodha

Quick service and good food.

Laura d'amico

Ok so not sure where to start.... Picture your grandma's house but Mexican style. Including dolls in frilly dresses behind glass, hand painted murals and cheesy mexican music. Grandma makes a mean house margarita but her air conditioning is broken so it's like 85 degrees inside. We waited for about 15 mins after that to order nachos Idaho appetizer, it came out in a decent amount of time but was bland and insanely greasy. Service was ok considering how busy they were, but we will not be going back.

Jose Perez

Best Mexican food in town hands down!

d lar

I travel a lot and get Mexican food all over the US. This place is legit. Authentic feel/food, good service, warm tortilla chips... Greeted with a hello and left to a "have a nice day".... I would highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros.

Robert Faria

Good food, good people, fast service, good price

Aaron Martin-Colby

El Tapatio was singularly responsible for bringing great tex-mex back to Rhode Island after the few places we had all seemingly decided to shut down in the early 2000's. They've been in and out of a few locations, but their North Kingstown location appears to be here for the long haul. This is what your food would be like in SoCal. Everything is delicious and the service is almost absurdly fast. You get huge servings. Downsides are that the rice is sometimes dry and the drinks are unpredictable. Once had a drink that was basically water, then another drink that was almost entirely tequila. Eat here immediately.

Edward Urena

great food great atmosphere and awesome customer service highly recommend it

danielle lynn

Felt like I was back in Mexico eating authentic food and atmosphere!

Amy Atwood

Service great. Food okay. Taco salad said supposed to have tomatoes (plural) and onion and none were present except for the one half slice of a tomato pictured here. Ordered the margarita with Grand Marnier but it came without it so reordered. Not so great overall but again - the people were very nice so I would try again.

Alexis Abrams

The food is always delicious and the place is clean, but the last time we went we had two different waiters and they were not really attentive to our table, but they were both nice

Linda A.

Very disappointing and overpriced. Waitress had zero personality and therefore only got a 15% tip. She gave all of her attention to the table that was ordering rounds of very expensive drinks, of course! Fish tacos seriously should be renamed MUSH tacos...had to eat them with a fork. Tiny pieces of fish in the mush. Tasted just okay. Best thing we ate was the warm chips and salsa. We walked out the door with not as much as a thank you. Would never go back and I do not recommended. There was snow and ice to walk over outside their front entrance - definitely a liability and not wise on their part! Takes a lot for me to give a negative recommendation. Don't waste your hard-earned money. Too many other great restaurants in this area with grateful staff. Not this one!

John Ovalles

An old favorite that I just happily returned to!

William Beltre

Excellent food that certainly satisfies. Service was very good as were the drinks. Would go again and again. Great for large parties, although the location itself is kinda small and wait times could vary. Would recommend a reservation if you can.

Nick DeCamp

Bad. Bad. Bad. Not good.

ronald larocque

THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD ANYWHERE ! I can't even list the dishes I love . It looks small but it's big on flavor .

Anastasia Miller

Absolutely delicious! I love going here with my mother and trying new options (pick anything, you can never go wrong). The portions are huge and two people can easily share one plate. Usually we choose a soup (which is also a large bowl) and a meal to to share and we're so full and satisfied we have to take a to go box home.The staff is friendly and attentive too. Authentic food, authentic music, and a great time!

Anthony D'Ellena

Good service the waiter didn’t really know English that good

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