Cafe El Tapatio - Glenview
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Great service. Great food. The best margaritas in town! Thank you for making my birthday real special!
Back dining area very loud. Food excellent.
Food was so good! We had the elote and ceviche as appetizers. They were perfect! Drinks were on point. Not too sweet. We both had the steak entrees and the seasoning was excellent. Such a fun evening!
We had been to the sister restaurant in the city several times- it’s close to where our son and his family live- and always enjoyed it. Our daughter wanted Mexican food and we were in the suburbs. So we decided to try this location. The special margaritas were wonderful and the food was excellent too. We tried fajitas and a couple different skirt steak dishes. The owner came over to introduce himself and make sure that we were enjoying our food. Service was responsive and a little too quick at times. This is not a place to sit and talk. Nonetheless, we will be back.
They were not prepared for Cinco de Mayo. Understaffed. Food not up to usual standards
Food is awesome and so are the margaritas. Will definitely go again.
My friends & I had fruity margaritas & delicious entrees. The service was attentive & thoughtful. We will definitely be returning. The noise level is rather loud, though.
All the food options were very good. Busy night and our waiter was there for every need. Ceviche was delicious, shrimp fajita was saltier than we would have liked, and desserts were fantastic.
Busy Saturday night, the servers and owners are extremely friendly, servuce however was a bit slow. Overall, the food was excellent as were the drinks. Will definetly go back.
We celebrated my son’s 1st birthday here this weekend. The staff was so sweet. They brought out a little sombrero and dessert and sang. They even gave us a Polaroid of the moment. Very sweet!
The restaurant was packed on Saturday which seems that many people do not share my negative opinion. Reasons for my less than a favorable review: We had to sit at the table right next to the kitchen door, which totally ruined the experience - make sure you explicitly state in your reservation that you do not want to sit there. The food tasted authentic, agreed, and fresh, yes, but in comparison to other places, even chains such as Uncle Julio's, absolutely sub-par for some reason, primarily the meat seemed to be not well cooked (we had Fajitas). Lastly, service was borderline good, I assume this was due the busy night.
Food was good with the exception of the guacamole which we didn’t care for. Service was slow to start out, ambience was nice. Margaritas are on the smaller side but did taste good.
This is by far the most delicious Mexican restaurant in the area. Don't miss this one!
It was very loud. When we asked them to turn down the music they either forgot or decided not to. Service was slow and sporadic. Guacamole is awful-do not order. I have a friend that frequents this restaurant and never orders the guacamole. I wish she had told me beforehand! Tacos are great.
Very DELICIOUS Mexican food, we were all WOWED!!!
This is my favorite local restaurant. Excellent authentic Mexican food with a great drink menu. Love the chicken mole and margaritas.
Great food. Owner comes around to the tables to make sure your meal is good. Nice atmosphere!
Authentic and diverse menu. Something for everyone. Amazing, freshly squeezed Margaritas! Attentive staff and food, cooked perfectly and fast. In the summer they have a neat patio area. The location is deceiving, one would think it is not as fun, and tasty as it is. This place is Great!
Great food and great drinks. Would highly recommend. Only issue is the entire plaza is small so parking is a major headache during peak hours.
ALWAYS a great time at El Tapatio. The service, food, atmosphere and welcome you get from Joe and Monica are always top notch. A really terrific restaurant!
Great service!! Good specials from 4-6, especially the margarita!
We dined at 5. Filled up quickly!! Make reservations! I’ll go later next time.
Enjoyed the house salsa, the spicy one. Not the mild one so much.
Had the mushroom tacos. Very good. I’ll go back and try other original dishes.
As usual, El Tapatio exceeded expectations. Great food, fun ambiance, staff always willing to do what they can to make sure you're being treated right and with the food they serve, it's always on target.
Though I've eaten here before and enjoy the food, this time our waiter wasn't very attentive. But worse than that, we were seated next to a table of about 20 very loud people. There were other tables available in a quieter part that they should have seated us at. Once we realized how loud they were, we didn't ask to be moved because they were already eating so we figured they would be leaving soon...but we were wrong. I will go back, but will certainly speak up next time.
Delicious Mexican food. Lots of options for vegetarians and lovers of seafood. Everything is deliciously prepared.
Very attentive. Great food and margaritas!
Best Mexican food around!
We didn’t have the great experience that many have posted about. The place was quite busy, so clearly they are doing something right...The food just wasn’t...so good...My burrito was kind of creamy, beans were chilly...tortilla chips were meh. Waiters were very nice. Quite efficient. Maybe we ordered the wrong things...
Cafe El Tapatio is the best!! Food is excellent! Service is the best! And margaritas are delicious! Always a great time
We got there, with an Open Table reservation, around 7:30 on a Saturday night. The only tables available, though, were pretty inconveniently placed -- right next to the door on a very cold night and partially in front of an exit door from the kitchen, which I discovered when the door was opened right into me. Overall, though, good food, good value. Just try to get there early.
I love this place! The owner is on premise and works the floor with a keen involved way. The decor is really pleasing to me as I love Mexico DF. The cocktails are hand crafted and unusual. I had the sopa de poblano crema and it was phenomenal. I really appreciate them bringing this artisan, authentic restaurant to our area.
We dine here frequently. Great food and wonderful service. Excellent drinks as well! Great family spot.
Food was wonderful. This was our second time there and the service was somewhat better than the first but they need to coordinate better. Took forever to get check.
This was a great Mexican restaurant. The food is outstanding and the guacamole is fantastic. They make a great margarita too. You can't beat the price either. The service was great! The servers and managers made sure that we were well taken care of. It is not a big restaurant so if you do not want to wait for a table it is best to go on the early side. We had a reservation for 5:15 on a Sunday and by the time we were done eating the place was practically at full capacity.
Very disappointing. Owner/manager was very friendly, welcomed us and was very attentive. However, he was rushing so much that it was disconcerting. The food was not very good, salsa too hot, mild salsa was like tomato soup. We ordered flour tortillas and got two flour and two corn. Two of our party got sick after dinner. The restaurant was decorated nicely.
excellent food. MUSIC WAS LOUD TO THE POINT OF UNPLEASANT
Great Mexican dishes and perfect margaritas! The noise level rather high but the food is worth it.
We had such a great time at this restaurant! We went with a party of 9 for my husband's birthday. We had never been here before. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. It is a small, intimate space. I would highly recommend it. We had a fabulous time there!
The food and margaritas are fantastic. They give you large enough portions that you usually have leftovers! We went on a Saturday evening. It quickly became crowded and folks were waiting for tables. We didn’t order dessert right after finishing our meal so the waiter brought us our check and said the manager had said we wanted our check. In other words, we want your table so leave.
Too bad they were so quick to boot us, we were going to order desserts and more drink$, ended up taking our bu$ine$$ elsewhere.
Overall a great place, but don’t expect to be treated like friends on a crowded night.
food was really delicious and so many choices to pick from service was outstanding. food came quickly and was perfect temperature. cannot wait to go back again and try something else!
Dinner for my sister’s birthday 🎂 very fun that they sing and celebrate. A happy festive dinner.