Cafe El Tapatio - Glenview
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The servers had their masks on and complied with the appropriate social distancing. They had a lot of heaters for their outdoor patio.The owner/manager was walking around without a mask on and that made me very uncomfortable.
Very good service and excellent food.
From the second we were seated I felt rushed. The waiter Kept trying to get an order. He wouldn’t stop asking us. We finally gave in and the food came out out in 5 minutes. I was not impressed. The food was sweet. It was weird. Granted the burrito was the size of my head..I did not finish my meal , but later on in the evening I just felt YUK. I have been here one other time but I won’t return.
The place is small and packed. Food was good , nothing that special. Ordered a carne asada and ask for it to well but came medium. waited 15 mins for the them to cook it properly then came back really salty. server came to check us twice- but came 6 times once she drop of the bill. Good place but not coming back. Ok experience.
One of our favorite restaurants in Glenview, IL . The food is excellent!
We had a large group (10) and they really scrunched us in. Service is usually slow there, but with the large group it was even slower.
Noise level is really high, so conversations were tough too.
The food is always great, that is why we went there.
The welcome is always gracious and the servers, although a bit overworked, are always friendly. Sometimes the food is really excellent and upscale Mexican. Last weekend, it was just okay. I would have to say the chef is inconsistent in the quality of what he presents. The dishes were served lukewarm (overworked staff couldn't get them to table on time?) but not so cold that we had to send it back. The mole sauce is always excellent, but the sauce on the shrimp was just all right.
Overall, my experience was good but a bit disappointing from reading the previous reviews. The salmon citrico was delicious. The only downside was the steak was suppose to be well done but was still pink in the center. The margarita drinks were just okay. We were sat in the middle aisle on a high top. The space was very tight and the servers and guest kept bumping into me as they walked past. The food is reasonably priced.
Always amazing food, drinks and service!
Love cafe el tapatio! My family and I come here often. Food is amazing and authentic. The service is outstanding. The owner is so kind and you can tell he loves what he does.
It was a busy night so we opted to take two seats at the bar instead of waiting for the next table. Service was so fast, food was delicious and overall atmosphere / ambience was a lot of energy and fun! Definitely family friendly - and equally as good for date night or a group.
I’ve been here 3 times and it is amazing! A must go to!
Great food. Very authentic with many options. Not a taco only place. Super friendly staff and great sangria
Our dinner party of 5 enjoyed a delicious dinner with wine, beer and margaritas. We had the $4 taquitos as an appetizer, chicken queisadias, beef tacos, salmon and burito bowls. We were all very pleased with our choices and will return soon.
Our waiter, Manuel, made us feel comfortable and even popped some jokes to lighten the mood. He was very friendly and also thorough with our order. The food was delicious and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. Make sure you check out the churros room. You can order churros made many different ways for dessert or just pop in to have it as an afternoon snack.
I love coming here. The staff is great. Kids menus, but you could come here for a date. Food is outstanding
Went to celebrate friends graduation. Great deals on margaritas! Appetizers tasted great.
Great find! Truly authentic comida mexicana: mole and caldos!! Even offered the usual tacos and fajitas. I’m going to have to try the churro parlor
The food is always great. The service was very erratic and slow. It may have been an off night, since we usually don't have to flag down servers.
It is way too loud to have a conversation. Went there a few times and it’s the same every time. Food is just ok. I see no reason to go back.
What a wonderful gem we found in the Niles/Glenview area. The food is amazing; especially the salsa, Carne Asada and Pechuga Tapatia. The service was friendly and fast. While it is quite loud in the place, the ambiance is warm, yet colorful and festive. Highly recommended.
We wanted to try a new restaurant, however, we were very disappointed. The noise level was so high, I couldn't hear the people I was dining with, the food was not very good, gaucamole was watery, would not go back.
Our family loves this place! Great service and food!
One of the worst restaurants we have been to in a while. The shrimp were spoiled and the fajitas were not even edible. It was some weird preparation that was soupy and greasy
The owner is outstanding! He walked around making sure every table was happy and enjoying the evening. This is a very rare quality but so appreciated! Excellent experience!
I would absolutely recommend this restaurant. Everyone was extremely friendly. They were very busy but service was still on point. Actually we at times had 2 or more servers taking care of us to make sure our needs were met. Food and drinks were very good. We highly recommend the corn on the cob appetizer it was amazing!
As always we loved our experience at El Tapitio!
We went with a group of 5 and service was excellent. We ordered a few appetizers, drinks and shared some entrees. The portions are big! Great value and very flavorful food. We will be back.
Great food & great service. This was my second time here and we had the grilled salmon, grilled steak over fried plantains and shrimp ceviche. All delicious! Last time had queso, fish ceviche, grilled shrimp, guacamole and I can’t remember what else. Bottom line is this is the best Mexican food in Glenview by far.
Absolutely great food. Hands down. Go and try it. I wish I had another stomach. Like a cow. Because I wish I could eat more. No room for desert for me because I can spare it. But another taco, or two, or three, si por favor
Very disappointed have been many times before after tonight maybe not again
Excellent food, drinks and service.
Our party of 6 enjoyed a delightful Mexican dinner. This was the first visit for 4 of our friends and they loved the experience. The service was attentive & friendly. The noise level a little too much, but we will still return.
Food quality has gone down
My fajitas were swimming in red oily sauce
Enchiladas had little to no filling and my guest asked for sour cream and cheese on side and it was served all covered over
Will not be returning
Good food. We had to wait quite awhile to get each course. It was very noisy when we first arrived. It did quiet down a bit after about 20 minutes and 2 or 3 groups left. We would go there again.
The food at Cafe El Tapatio is just so-so - it's surprisingly bland for a Mexican restaurant (with the exception of the fresh salsa, which has a kick and fresh flavor). Value for money is good - lots of food for the price. The presentation is cute - little metal demitasse cups for the refried beans, wood planks for tacos, etc. Nice patio - the interior is a little crowded but festive.
Awesome food & best customer service around!
Food was good but I just had tacos. Waiter wasn’t that friendly.
Friendly staff, festive atmospher but plenty of T.V's if you want to watch some soccer. There is outside seating too. Spicy salsa and chips are started at your table for free. Plenty of options to choose from on the menu vegetables, fish, chicken, pork, beef, steak entrees.
Steak was too salty, never got tortillas that were supposed to come with it. Instead of nopalas had some relish that tasted like it was from the can. Mild salsa tasted like warmed up ketchup. Overall meh impression.
Cafe El Tapatio - Glenview offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 470-5120.
Cafe El Tapatio - Glenview is rated 4.6 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.