La Tapatia is an Escondido Landmark. It is one of the oldest restaurants in San Diego County. We pride ourselves on our Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Enjoy our shrimp enchiladas, Carnitas plate or our Albondigas. Come join us!!

Stop in the next time you're in the neighborhood and enjoy a favorite dish. Or, discover a new one.

It's been our pleasure to serve our many customers through the years



La Tapatia dates back to 1937. It was founded by Ernesto and Salome Acosta as a small diner operated from their home on the lot adjacent to the restaurants present location. 

In the 1960's.......

Our Story





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At La Tapatia we pride ourselves on serving fresh authentic Mexican cuisine.

Our menu includes beef, chicken, seafood,and vegetarian dishes. In fact many of the recipes that we use today have been handed down through generations. And our Margaritas? They are the best this side of the border.