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


Our Story



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!!

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.......





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.

Sometimes you just have to…

Feed a hungry mob. Our catering can save the day. Imagine our delicious food served at your next function.