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Posted by RML42 on 07/03/2012
I have eaten twice at El Tapatio-- dinner and lunch. Since I am Hispanic, I eat meals that more closely relate to the native Mexican fare. The service and more importantly the food was excellent. I had enchiladas Suizas and Caldo the Res. Both entries were done as if I was in Mexico, Acapulco or Guadalajara. The caldo the res even topped my favorite restaurant (Lalo's at 26 and Christiana) for Mexican food. At night it is a bit crowded but great if you enjoy crowds. I will come back again and again!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2012
I have been going to El Tapatio since I was rather young and, although remodeling was done, it still maintains its friendly atmosphere, friendly servers but most importantly amazing food. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to try a well-worth meal. Their friendly and cheerful server as well as the other servers, has always made my experience there great.
Posted by charles 3/28/12 on 03/28/2012
service, food and owners thumbs up
Posted by Anonymous on 09/19/2010
Posted by Anonymous on 02/15/2008
So some co-workers and myself ordered from El Tapatio for lunch. We didn't have a menu, so we just called and ordered regular Taqueria fare. To be quite honest, I thought the food was just ok. With that being said, the price that we paid for a couple of taco dinners and a burrito were downright astronomical! $10 for 3 tacos with rice and beans and $9 for a burrito is incredibly steep! I would understand if the food was innovatively prepared or made with interesting ingredients...however, it was like any taco or burrito that you would get anywhere in Chicago. I will say that the restaurant was quaint and busy, so perhaps i'll have to give it another chance. For the time being, I will say that I was definately disappointed and could think of about 5 other mexican joints on the Northside that I would recommend before El Tapatio.
Posted by Amy on 01/23/2008
El Tapatio is the best Mexican food on the Northside. The food is yummy, the service is excellent, and the margaritas are strong! The food and drinks are a great value and I love the street side patio opened during the summer.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2008
El Tapatio is so awesome! They have the absolute best Spanish rice. I strongly recommend the Breakfast Burrito even at dinner! All other Breakfast Burritos do not COMPARE! The Rolls Royce Margarita is the best deal in town. And they're gigantic! The Filet de Res X X is also excellent! If you think that it is all tacos and burritos you are WRONG!!!