Reviews of El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant (Restaurant)

5390 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80002

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REVIEWS OF El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant IN Colorado

Lindsey Elkins

Great food, but Don’t order for delivery through any service. They forgot tortillas for fajitas 3 times, ordered a smothered burrito combo - only got the burrito, no enchilada, no relleno. Sad to give up ordering.

Luke Gallegos

This El Tapatio location provides the best costumer service in the industry. I love how they work together to always make sure you are taken care of at all time. The food always comes out fast and hot and has been absolutely delicious every time I have ever been there. This is definitely one of my top favorite and recommended restaurants for anyone in the area. I will continue to take my family there for years to come. Thank you El Tapatio team.

Jessica Tena

The food is terrible. I could've gone to taco star and spent less and it would've tasted better. The salsa is mediocre, the chile relleno had what tasted like government cheese and I'm pretty positive the enchilada sauce is canned. I couldn't finish my food. And unfortunately, my stomach and toilet's gotten to experience the after effects for the past 2 days! The only good thing from this restaurant was my margarita. Whichever bartender was there Sunday 9-8-19 around 1:30 knows what they're doing

Jonah Hearne

Great lunch with a friend. Fast service and good food. My standard chimichangas were very good.


Good, fast service. Great food. Decent price.

Samantha Day

Best green chile in town! They also offer an amazing tamale plate, and their burritos are so so good. They have the greatest staff, and their customer service is amazing! Everyone always seems happy here, which shows me they enjoy their jobs and management is good. Very clean and a fun place to watch sports games! My dad and i meet here often!

Dan Mountain

Ok for a chain mexican restaurant.

Anthony Best

Very good place to eat.friendly staff and good prices

Sophia Syzek

The service was okay. It was really dark inside, but the food was good.

Lucia Lopez

Love it! Great service

Desiree Argentina

Great food, great portion sizes, and the staff could not be friendlier. Had a great night there with friends. Will definitely be back!

Ramona Gonzales

Outside of the metal shard my boyfriend found in his food, everything was great. They replaced his food and it was wonderful. My food was awesome and our waiter was perfect.

Bec Rzkt

Jad the Vuelve cocktail, it come with octopus, shrimp, scallops and oysters. The oysters were a bit crunchy but overall food tastes great. My only problem was that the server never check on us, the busboy kept asking how everything was and brought us the check.

saul chacon

The manager had a really weird vibe towards me like I shouldn’t be there and the horchata is the fake powder mix and water stuff and it tasted like water with a tiny bit of flavor. Food was alright, nothing special. Disappointed overall in this “Mexican” restaurant

Shivadas Flagg

Awful service and food not much better.

Frank Baumgartner

Great food and great service.

Josie Pacheco

I haven’t had good Mexican food like that for a long time my new favorite

catrina perez

Food was the worst “authentic mexican food” i’ve ever had at a restaurant. Ordered menudo and only had 4 bites, they burned the bread and the menudo was so bitter I couldn’t eat it. Turned it away and wasn’t offered something else and was still charged for it. Will never go back.

Laura A

Service was the best I have had in a long while. The food was okay, just a bit salty for my liking.

Rick Mann

Above average for Mexican food, but not 5 star. Menu has a huge assortment of different dishes. My daughter really likes it.

Ann Westin

Great food on our vacation before you head back to the airport.

Keith Schriner

Great food and service!

Kiki Garcia

Great Food Great Place Friendly Staff Enchiladas Are Fantastic Loved The Sauce Was Perfect

Carrie Davis

Food was okay except I was sick for 2 days after. Service was great though.

Carol Ute

Love this place. Just the waiters are to serious. Very attentive. Very professional and food is sufficient. Relax wait staff.

Allison Groves

Fast friendly service and very yummy food!

Brad Huston

Good food, might say best in Denver.

LIZ Smith

I wasn't really impressed with the food or the strawberry Margarita. My 1st set of silverware had a super bent fork no tongs were straight and I waited forever to order. The 1st Margarita was wrong and when I did get my strawberry Margarita it wasn't very good. I ordered the carnitas plate and it was just ok. I'm willing to try it again because I would love to find it really good Mexican restaurant in this area maybe it was just an off night I don't know

Elizabeth Taylor

It was very good food and the waiter was very helpful

Randy Lopez

food and service was awesome very friendly had the barbaco tacos yummu


I've been here around a dozen times and always get consistently good service and food. Chips and salsa are phenomenal here, beer list is pretty decent (I'm a huge fan of 10 barrels apocalypse IPA) and food is always great. One of my favorite lunch spots

Daniel West

Ordered a T-bone Med-Well but received a very well done dry steak. I don't like sending things back but even the meat right next to the bone was dry so it wasn't happening. The server was very kind and brought my plate back to the kitchen and a short while later brought me a perfect steak with just a little pink in the middle. The meal was absolutely delicious! Great service and great food!

Phil Bowser

Great Mexican Food. You wont be disappointed with the portions


The food was amazing. Customer service was great!

Tammy Lewis

Got our good really fast.


Have only been here twice but both times food, drink and service were very good. I have tried the chicken fajitas, smothered shredded beef burrito and margaritas. We thought prices were appropriate for what we received.

gina sandoval

Good food service was great and friendly!

Jessica Medina

I tried this place for take out on May 11th and I was absolutely in love with their steak and chicken fajitas for two! It was a huge plate of fajitas with two individual plates of rice and beans, and like 12 tortillas.

3X11 SE

I had the burrito deluxe and my husband had the tamale plate. They were both delicious and we had great service. Highly recommend if you're coming through the area!

Holly Lambert

Great food great drinks

Rosalie Pallares

The service was terrible, some members of our party we're finished eating while others we're still waiting for their food!

Shannon Moore

Great food, excellent service and very clean. Highly recommended.

Walt Black

Great food and service.

Owen Hunt

If you're looking for authentic south of the border cuisine done right, for a good price, El Tapatio is the spot. All our food was amazingly fresh and flavorful, and the staff was very accommodating.

Kris Gracieanna

Very good food will go back

Robert Donner

Great food, excellent service

Jane Warren

It was OK 18 of us went there after work, we all ordered meals, so we weren't just occupying tables. Everyone drank beer, wine and mixed drinks. So we weren't just taking up space, this was a quiet Tuesday. The service was bad. And my food was bland. In fairness everyone else appeared to enjoy their food. And they have impressive giant margaritas. Even though this place is just up the road from our work (the waitstaff knew this), I will not return. Unless someone else has a get together there.

Dan Thompson

Great tradition Mexican food at an affordable price. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the food.

Jason Stevens

Great service, meal was excellent.

Blunted Smoke

Good Mexican food but takes Some time to make

Natalie D

Terrible for take out! The food is delicious, (minus their green chili), We gave them about 4 chances and our order was incorrect, by A LOT ! Every single time! The manager and employees tried to charge us again for items we never received. They did not really do much to make it right any of the times. Especially after spending $60+ for 2! Not great customer service. I am sure the dine-in experience is much better. Chorizo queso is to die for!

Dean Wagner

The food was delicious and a huge variety of choices to select from.

Tucker Trujillo

Amazing place! Phenomenal food! Phenomenal service! Drinks were perfection! Wait staff is so friendly and they check in with you often, but not so much it’s annoying. The place makes you want to come back for more every time I go!

Sherry Pierson

First time there at the 52nd and Wads location. Loved it! Our waiter made the meal even better.

Akin Richardson

I love love this place. The food is excellent and the staff is wonderful. We c9me here at least 4 times a month.

Rubii Bryan Martinez

The food was fantastic and service was great! The staff was super nice,attentive and polite. I totally recommend it to everyone, they will have a great experience like I did. I would give it a 10☆ if I could

A Google User

Red sauce was good. Skimpy portions, unorganized staff. The food was made wrong, we were charged the wrong price . Did not like this place.

Valerie Martinez

Chips taste old and stale. Wasn't to happy with the food

Dianne Garrow

Can't say enough positive things. Service awesome and food was absolutely delicious

Daman Ford

Pretty good food.

Johanna CR

Delicious authentic Mexican food! So many choices, too. Nice atmosphere, clean, and fast service. We love this restaurant.


Fair prices for delicious food & drinks. Fast service, friendly staff. I would give 10 stars if I could! Hope you enjoy!

Sharon Martinez

Food is great! Fast good customer service didn't have to wait. Would recommend

Shane Conner

Food was good service on the other hand was terrible. Went in for lunch they were not busy at all. Waitress was slow I had to ask several times to get my drink refilled and more chips and salsa. Poor experience!!!

josef erlebach

My favorite place to go for great food and service

Deb Wilsonlynch

Love the food, great atmosphere, great service!

Aaron Hammontre

Good food decent prices.

Nightmaric Pain

Very friendly customer service. I can't express how nice everyone was with my family. Waiting time was perfect and we got seated right away. Food tasted amazing through I'd advice be carefully with the seafood since it might seem still cold. My partner got something with shrimp and they said it tasted rubbery which in my experience means the shrimp been frozen a long time. Our friend loved their food and so did I it seemed like I wanted more. It's definitely got nice portion food which is always great. Definitely would come back here again.

Rachel King

The food was good but service is super slow and wait staff unorganized. I probably won’t go back because of this

Luke Schafer

We have been to this location multiple times and for good reason! The service, atmosphere, and food are great! The food is always up to expectations and filling. Comes out quickly and is priced fairly. I'm sure we will be coming back here often!

Barbara Bonilla

Service was not good,food was not what we ordered,did not have child's fruit plate,did not get my drink's,salsa and chips ,chips OK but salsa was not enough for three adults,not even enough to fill a molar, plus over priced

Omar Munoz

Good menu. Traditional Mexican food. But good place for family's.

Veronica Contreras

Sooo yummy! I have been coming here for years and never disappointed.

Gary Terflinger II

Mediocre Food. Slow and inept service

Rob Garcia

Bland Mexian . Fast service big plates nice waiters.

Ross Whitesel

Great food, drinks and service!!

Tiko Albert

Good food. Great service!

Jimmy Theurer

I love this place. It's affordable and the portions are more than sufficient. I live the Margaritas as well. Being one of my favorite establishments to visit on a Sunday brunch.

Larry Halm

Just about anything you might expect to find in a local Mexican restaurant. Plenty of alcoholic choices. Friendly service.

Sherri Gonzales

The food and service was excellent will return again!

Tally Jackson

Great food, slow service.

Jessica Pineda

Great food and great service

Melissa Chaffin

Their food is consistently good. Found the music to be a bit loud. Excellent service as well.

Darrell Nye

Food is always great! Love this place!!

Joan Germano

We had a BIG birthday party here and it was terrific. Everyone loved their food and the staff was organized and fast getting our orders out. Greatly appreciated with 5 kids in the group!

Allea Ryan

Walked through the door and was greeted. We didn't have to wait to be seated. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Prices are just right I think. I've been to this place more than once in one week so that says alot. This is the burrito steak poblano and a burrito steak poblano with beans deluxe.

Robert Chilcott

The food is good and the service was spot on

Lori Neiberger

It was very good we go there quite often the service is great and they are very clean and the food is very good

Joseph Kasper

This place breathes Mexican food culture. From the rich dark mole to the selection of raw seafood, it's on point. The food is varied and well seasoned. The staff are at once friendly and respectful. The prices are reasonable, and well deserved since the ambiance is comfortable and full of Mexican references. This facility can handle groups and has wheelchair access.

Elizabeth Trujillo

I love El Tapatio New Mexico is the best food the best drinks and the best service since my children were small I have always gone there the one by Belmar the gentleman that started the business. I appreciate the great food when it comes to Mexican food and they do know how to make it right. Thank

josh b

Always enjoy their enchiladas. REALLY enjoy their salsa that comes with their chips! I like trying different mexican restaurants, chains or not and id say this is one of my favorites in this area

gary robinson

It's been several months since I've dined at El Tapatio Mexican restaurant. Glad to see that the service and the food are still excellent!

Patricia Warner

Ten of us went in at 6pm on Cinco de Mayo so I won't judge the service too harshly and it was crazy busy. The food wasn't very tasty at all. It wasn't authentic Mexican food. The service was okay and the special margarita bad. I won't be returning for any reason.

Austin Potts

Low flavor, low alcohol margaritas. Bland food. Slightly better than Casa Bonita.... I will not be returning or recommending.

Melissa Goad

The food was good, but not amazing. What really stood out were the waiters! The staff in general was so attentive and kind!

Debi Carlson

My shrimp salad was soooo good. I wish I took a picture but was super hungry. Front staff very nice with excellent customer service.

Michael Torres

Best Mexican food around EL TAPATIO.

Green Frogy

Went here on 05/10/19 for an early Mothers Day dinner. Had the Mothers Day fajita special that was good but the girl that was helping our waitress kept coming literally every 5 minutes to flirt with my husband and ask if he wanted drinks and kept touching him on his arms and shoulders, well over 10 times. It was beyond obnoxious. She did not even ask me if I wanted a drink or acknowledge me once. ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL SERVICE AND WASTE OF A MOTHERS DAY DINNER, IF YOU ARE A WOMAN I WOULD RECOMMEND GOING SOMEWHERE YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.

cody mayasich

Great service amazing margs get the lrg marg bomb

Mary Mungarro

Very good Mexican food and very good service I will definitely go back there and tell all my friends and family about it

Tammy Narula

I would give two and a half to be fair. OK just OK. Salsa is super hot and not tomato based. Prices are out of this world. Two a La Carte items totaled a $13 bill without even a drink. Service was good. Their chili relano was more like a grilled cheese sandwich flavor wise no real tang or spice. I may go again if I were hungry and in the area and didn't mind spending too much. but would not plan on it.

David Carson

Great food and atmosphere and ok prices.

Kathy Gale

Friendly service, and delicious food. Complimentary Chips and Salsa. Good seasonings without being too spicy.


Great place great service great Mexican food need I say more, come see for yourself

William Priest

Not very tasteful I will not be returning staff was nice

joy montoya

watress was very rude then they put us in the bar area with small children .. air was on to cold couldnt enjoy dinner cause we we're freezing ..

John Donohoe

Macojete's always the best

Robert Quinn

The food is always wonderful the service is good! Not a bad place to hide out for a while! Lol

Gallagher Russell

Good food. Love the shrimp cocktail. Busy as hell so I would recommend making a reservation

Bobby O

By far the fastest Mexican restaurant I've been at. I was in a hurry so maybe my attitude wasn't the best, but after all they are really focused on what they are doing and the quality of the food is really good.

Daniel Walsh

Loved it. Fajitas are ALWAYS amazing and they always have big 28 oz. beers for CHEAP! Salsa is better than most places & the staff is fantastic. Great atmosphere and quality food.

Kelly Hayman

I don't come here often but when I do the service is great and food is good .

Mark Rubinson

Can't go bad with anything on the menu, especially the chimichanga. The staff is always exceptional along with the giant margaritas.

spencer maloney

Good food decent priced.

Larry O'Neill

Great food and service


The service was great, and the food was made from scratch and was quite tasty. Presentation was a bit lacking, but it is all in all a great family restaurant. Nothing write home about, but still great.

Alexia Marquez

I have to say I'm very impressed with the turn around of this restuarant. I long while back I didnt dare order anything besides the steak meal. But now their salsa their menudo everything has such great flavor and spice. I'm not sure if they got a new cook but it's been on point last few times I went

wards wards

Very dissapointed. Our server sucked. Food did not taste to its price. Manager handled our issue right away but not after a not feel good dinner.

Lydia W

Excellent food, fast service, I enjoyed it. Their $6 flan is overpriced for the 3 tablespoon serving. Yummy salsa & enchiladas!

Jeremy Moya

Never disappointed! Great food, and a favorite! I'm going to miss this place after I move out of town.

Kristina Maynard

Food was alright, margaritas are delicious. Medium is really like an XL! Green chili and salsa taste fresh


Once again like always was a wonderful time food was amazing great timely service will always recommend. Thank you guys again for wonderful time.

Jeff R

I have had better but it's not bad

Mickey Phillips

I've been eating at this place for over 6 years now it is a excellent place to eat food is awesome and the price is very affordable and service very good

Luis Mendez

Great service good prices very tasty food

John Saenz

The food is just great. And the people that work there are very nice

Michael Welsh

Bad everything!!! We come here with our family when were in town, have been for some time. Not too sure what's changed but by far the worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant. First off we found rubber band in our salsa and the waiter had the nerve to try and shift blame on us. Brought out the cilantro and said it was a accident. No empathy what so ever. Then a long piece of blond hair in my daughters meat. This time the manager came out and yet again tried to hint that it was one of our hairs and that all the cooks had short hair. His arrogance was pathetic. Don't know how he could even be a manager, waiter mentality at best. Could not believe how poor the service was and if I could rate it lower I would. Then the icing on the cake came later that evening when my son was so sick we almost had to take him to the emergency room. 3-4 bowel movements and severe pain lead to a urgent care visit. He was OK and the only thing they could suggest was food poisoning. He had no other symptoms and was fine the following day. I will never return and have to find somewhere better to go when coming back home... Our godmother complained to the health department but to this day no apology from the restaurant.

Ryan Anderson

Everyone treated us as royalty. Highly recommended

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