3 Reasons Mexican Restaurants are So Popular

When visiting Mexican restaurants, one thing is for sure – there will be a crowd. No matter which day it is or what the time may be, there is no denying the fact that people love Mexican food; especially when it’s authentic. Fresh, homemade salsa and guacamole, traditional spices of coriander, chiles, and freshly squeezed limes are just a few of the mouthwatering flavors one can expect.

But those are not the only reasons people line up for authentic Mexican food at El Tapatio. Beyond the food, here are three more reasons you need to give us a try (if you haven’t already).


There’s something about the atmosphere

It doesn’t matter how delicious a meal may be; if the atmosphere stinks, you won’t go back. It seems pretty simple, right? Well, we think so, but we’re also astonished at how many restaurants miss the mark when it comes to creating an inviting atmosphere for their guests.

Dining out is not just about the food, but also about the experience. Walking into Mexican restaurants generally teleports you into the heart of the culture. With traditional colors, music, décor, and language, guests instantly feel like they’ve left the outside world behind.


Okay, the food has a lot to do with it as well

We want to give you all the reasons Mexican restaurants are wonderful, but we can’t without talking about the food. It is the reason you come, right?

However, it’s important to note there are two types of restaurants – authentic and Tex-Mex. While both are delicious, they are very different in style and seasonings. At an authentic Mexican restaurant one can expect fresh chili peppers, cacao, epazote, and fresh cilantro. In contrast, a Tex-Mex restaurant tends to rely upon dried spices and processed cheeses for their fillings and sauces.




Did we mention we know how to make a good drink?

And, of course, there is always the Mexican drink. While many people associate Mexican cuisine with the margarita, you’ll definitely want to explore the many non-alcoholic options as well! Authentic Mexican drinks come in a wide variety with choices aplenty. From tequila to the michelada, aqua fresca to horchata, there is something for everyone!

And while we don’t want to brag, okay we do a little, our staff sure makes a good drink here at El Tapatio!





Next time you’re searching for Mexican restaurants, be sure to visit El Tapatio. For nearly two decades we’ve proudly served and quickly become the go-to Mexican restaurant in the Merrimack area. Whether you’re looking for a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere or the best margarita in town, El Tapatio is your answer!

Visit us today at 707 Milford Road in Merrimack, NH!

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