Planning a trip to Denver?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

El Tapatio

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #8 for Mexican restaurants in Arvada
  • Renay S.
    "Tacos and Margs...yum!"(4 Tips)
    "The chile rellanos are made with mozzerella cheese instead of..."(2 Tips)
    "Fajitas are fantastic!"(2 Tips)
    Mitch C.
    "fast service with great flavor!"(3 Tips)
27 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • fajitas
  • lively
  • micheladas
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Megan P.
    Megan P.March 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My family and I frequent El Tapatio for their authentic Mexican fare and friendly, quick service. The salsa is spicy and their tamales are delicious. It's a family favorite.
  • Sierra C.
    Sierra CartwrightSeptember 17, 2013
    Chile relleno is my fave. Great patio. Dozens of beers on tap, including Fat Tire and Negra Modelo. Get a special megarita!
  • Peter G.
    Peter GrosskreuzJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great Authentic Mexican food, not "fake" Try the "chicken al carbon" but I just love the burrito deluxe !!
  • Anna A.
    Anna ApodacaJanuary 3, 2015
    Super speedy service! Pretty legit food, I would recommend the guacamole, it's freaking delicious
  • ian b.
    ian blanchardAugust 16, 2013
    Love this place normally but last two times have been horrible...servers failed to get order right. my favorite dishes have been sub par hopefully ya'll get it right soon...
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChaconJanuary 19, 2016
    Well alcohol was good. I ordered a combo and half was it ok. My smothered burrito with carnitas was good, but my taco and tostada was sopping wet and couldn't support itself. There's better Mexican!!
  • Ruben A.
    Ruben AcevedoMarch 19, 2016
    The service is excellent!! And the food is great!!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SolorzanoApril 4, 2013
    I had the enchilada plate and it was good. The salsa was tasty & hot. I will go back.
  • Whit J.
    Whit JFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place so much. Its the best! Number 8 us my fav! Staff is fabulous.
  • Jesus C.
    Jesus CastilloOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try one of their Micheladas preparadas mixed with your favorite beer. Yummy
  • Mitch C.
    Mitch C.November 24, 2012
    Great atmosphere, awesome looking bar, friendly and fast service with great flavor!
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WalkerJanuary 22, 2015
    The margaritas are huge. Make sure they tell you how much is in each size before you order.
  • Jesus C.
    Jesus CastilloMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the cóctel tres palos. Causes drools after the first taste. So delicious.
  • Bri-cycle
    Bri-cycleSeptember 12, 2011
    The chile rellanos are made with mozzerella cheese instead of monterey jack! Just doesn't taste right to me!!!
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RayeMarch 17, 2013
    Food is great! Service can be slow. Worth going though.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KnudsenJanuary 17, 2014
    Get anything with shredded beef!
  • John S.
    John SchultzApril 16, 2013
    I had the El Adobado-pork Fajitas, they were incredible!
  • Ella K.
    Ella KayyMarch 28, 2015
    Huge margaritas. Great service. Even better food.
  • Renay S.
    Renay S.June 19, 2012
    Tacos and Margs...yum!
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy AbshireJuly 6, 2015
    Wow. Really unimpressed! Los Potrancas is much better.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HatchJune 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy salsa. Great, big menu.
  • Emily
    EmilyJune 10, 2017
    Standard Mexican with good margaritas.
  • numberphive™
    numberphive™March 3, 2011
    Fajitas are fantastic!
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LeonardJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tattoo and Cheech both work here!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SquidApril 10, 2012
    Wonderful Food!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GetzJune 21, 2011
    Slow service and language barriers- food is good though!
  • Christine P.
    Christine PachecoMay 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great seafood!
33 Photos