Tepito Tacos y Tequila is a popular Mexican restaurant Envigado with some good and authentic Mexican food and good margaritas and other drinks.
Tepito Tacos y Tequila originally opened in 2012. It’s located in barrio Jardines in Envigado and is popular with locals and some tourists.
I am originally from Texas, so good Mexican food was a part of my life there and I like authentic Mexican food. But much of the Mexican food in Medellín isn’t very authentic. For example, I am sorry but BBQ sauce doesn’t belong on a burrito. But I have seen this at some Mexican places in Medellín.
However, Tepito has some very good and authentic Mexican food. Also, they have some TVs to watch sports. So, this restaurant can get quite busy when popular sports like Colombian football (soccer) are on.
I have a friend living in Envigado near to this restaurant and I have eaten at this Mexican restaurant many times. So far in my experience, everything I have tried at this restaurant was well-prepared and the food has been good.
Note the above photos are courtesy of Tepito Tacos y Tequila.
More About Tepito Tacos y Tequila
Tepito Tacos y Tequila is not Mexican-owned like two of the other Mexican restaurants we have looked at on this site. But this restaurant in Envigado still has some very good and authentic Mexican food.
The restaurant was named for the Tepito barrio in Mexico City, which is one of the oldest barrios in Mexico City. The cultural importance of Tepito has been marked by writers, painters, musicians and foreigners. Tepito has a reputation of being a brave neighborhood due to the bravery of its people, who fought against adversity and poverty.
The Tepito restaurant is decorated like a traditional Mexican restaurant with lots of color. Also, the right of the restaurant is roped off like a Mexican boxing ring.
The service at this restaurant is attentive and extremely polite. And the atmosphere is festive. It can be loud inside and on the weekends they can have a singer that walks around.
Also, this restaurant is considered a tribute to Mexican popular culture, its customs, traditions, festivities and, above all, its rich cuisine.
The Food Menu
Tepito Tacos y Tequila is a Mexican restaurant with many traditional Mexican food options on the menu including:
- 7 types of quesadilla dishes for 19,000 to 24,000 pesos each
- 6 types of burritos for 19,000 to 23,700 pesos each
- 9 different types of tacos sold by the taco for 7,000 to 9,000 pesos each
- 3 types of fajitas for 19,000 to 26,500 pesos each
- 3 types of nachos that come in two sizes: 1 person for 15,500 to 18,500 pesos and 2 persons for 29,800 to 36,500 pesos.
Also, on the menu are two burgers for 19,500 and 22,00 pesos. And there are six additional dishes with meat, chicken, or seafood for 23,000 to 30,800 pesos.
In addition, there are four different sauces available, sweet, smooth, medium and XXX. I prefer the XXX spicy sauce.
Also, the restaurant has five different appetizers on the menu for 10,000 to 13,200 pesos. And there is a kid’s menu with two options for 14,000 pesos each.
Finally, there are three desserts available for 12,000 to 13,000 pesos each.
The Drink Menu
Tepito Tacos y Tequila has a decent sized drink menu. There are 11 beers on the menu for 6,200 to 9,000 pesos. And there are nine house beers that come in normal and large sizes for 8,500 to 13,300 pesos for normal size and 14,500 to 23,000 for large.
Also, there are three wines for 54,700 per bottle, three types of sangria for 48,000 pesos per pitcher and three different cocktails for 18,800 to 20,500 pesos.
In addition, there are nine different margaritas on the menu for 18,200 pesos each. And there are nine types of liquor for 45,600 to 180,000 pesos for a half-bottle or 5,700 to 10,800 pesos for a shot. Also, there are 14 different tequilas on the menu available by bottle or shot.
Finally, for non-alcoholic drinks they have waters, sodas, teas, juices and lemonades for 4,500 to 8,000 pesos.
How to Get to Tepito Tacos y Tequila
Tepito Tacos y Tequila is located in Envigado in an area known as Calle de la Buena Mesa (Street of the Good Table), which has many restaurants. Calle de la Buena Mesa is located in barrio Jardines in Envigado.
Envigado is a separate municipality in the Aburrá Valley, which is located directly south of El Poblado in Medellín.
One way to get there is via the Medellín Metro. And the restaurant is located about a 15-minute walk from the Ayurá metro station on Line A.
Also, many taxi or Uber drivers in Medellín will know where Calle de la Buena Mesa in Envigado is located. If not, give the driver the restaurant address below. And Calle de la Buena Mesa is a relatively short taxi ride from El Poblado, which will cost less than 10,000 pesos.
In addition, it’s normally pretty easy to catch a taxi around the Calle de la Buena Mesa area.
Address: Calle 30 Sur # 43A-29, Envigado
Phone: +57 4 277 2461
Hours: Monday to Thursday: noon to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday: noon to midnight, Sunday: noon to 9:00 pm.
The Best Mexican Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
So far on the Medellin Guru website we have looked at seven of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:
- Delirio Exquisito – a popular Mexican-Oriental fusion restaurant in Medellín with some very good and creative food.
- El Sombrero – a Mexican-owned restaurant located in Sabaneta that has good and authentic Mexican food.
- Guadalupe – a hidden gem Mexican restaurant chain with two locations in Bello and one in Medellín with good Mexican food.
- El Guero – a chain of three Mexican restaurants in Medellín with good food.
- Tepito Tacos y Tequila – a popular Mexican restaurant in Envigado with good Mexican food.
- Milagros – a popular chain of six Mexican restaurants in Medellín with good food.
- Orale! – a Mexican-owned restaurant in Medellín with authentic Mexican food.
The Bottom Line: Tepito Tacos y Tequila – Good Mexican Food in Envigado
I normally stick to the tacos and margaritas at Tepito, which are very good. My favorite tacos at this Mexican restaurant are the tacos al paster (pork). But I have tried several other things on the menu that have also been good. If you like authentic Mexican food, Tepito Tacos y Tequila is recommended.
The bottom line is the food here is very tasty and there is a pretty big variety of choices with authentic Mexican flavors and the decor is pretty unique.
I am originally from Texas and when I first moved to Medellín, one thing I missed was good Mexican food. Medellín has many Mexican restaurants but most of these are not very good in my opinion, as they don’t have authentic Mexican food.
But I later discovered that there are some good Mexican restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley. And we have covered a few of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín on this website and plan to cover a few more.
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