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El Tapatio

4309 Kenilworth Ave. Send to Phone
301-403-8882 | Menu
A popular destination for Tex-Mex meals in a bustling restaurant.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual

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El Tapatio Restaurant Review

: This successor of Cielito Lindo---originally located just two doors away before it closed forever---misses with the chicken mole, the classic Oaxacan dish that should star turkey with a chocolate-cinnamon-chile sauce. Here, it's all about chicken and the sauce clings to the meat like a bathrobe. But other dishes do appeal, including the restaurant's tasty chunky guacamole and freshly-made chips. The casual atmosphere and the raucous party-on patrons are what also make the trip worthwhile---this is people-watching at its best.

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