Tepito Tacos y Tequila was a popular Mexican restaurant located in Envigado with some good and authentic tasting Mexican food but is now closed.
Tepito Tacos y Tequila originally opened in 2012. It was located in barrio Jardines in Envigado and was 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 had some very good and authentic Mexican food. Also, they had some TVs to watch sports. So, this restaurant could 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.
A reader of Medellin Guru reported that Tepito is closed and we confirmed that it closed. However, Tepito may have moved to Sabaneta to a location that isn’t very convenient at Calle 79 Sur #45A-43 in Barrio Prados in Sabaneta. However, I checked twice on a Tuesday and Wednesday and this location in Sabaneta was not open and the phone was not answered.
Note the above photos are courtesy of Tepito Tacos y Tequila.
More About Tepito Tacos y Tequila
Tepito Tacos y Tequila was not Mexican-owned like two of the other Mexican restaurants we have looked at on this site. But this restaurant in Envigado still had 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 was 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 was 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 was 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 that had 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 were two burgers for 19,500 and 22,00 pesos. And there were six additional dishes with meat, chicken, or seafood for 23,000 to 30,800 pesos.
In addition, there were four different sauces available, sweet, smooth, medium and XXX. I prefer the XXX spicy sauce.
Also, the restaurant had 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 were three desserts available for 12,000 to 13,000 pesos each.
The Drink Menu
Tepito Tacos y Tequila had a decent sized drink menu. There were 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 were 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 were 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 had 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 was 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 was via the Medellín Metro. And the restaurant was located about a 15-minute walk from the Ayurá metro station on Line A.
Also, many taxi drivers in Medellín will know where Calle de la Buena Mesa in Envigado is located. Calle de la Buena Mesa is a relatively short taxi ride from El Poblado, which will cost about 10,000 pesos or less.
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.
Note that Tapito appears to have moved to Sabaneta at Calle 79 Sur #45A-43 in Barrio Prados in Sabaneta. However, this new location has not been open when we checked. We will check again and update this article if we find the new location open.
The Best Mexican Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
On the Medellin Guru website, we have looked at nine of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:
- Delirio Exquisito – a popular Mexican-Asian 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.
- Agua Fresca – a new Mexican restaurant in El Poblado, with a Mexican chef.
- El Guero – a chain of three Mexican restaurants in Medellín with good food.
- Poblanos – a new Mexican restaurant in El Poblado with good Tex-Mex food.
- La Bronca – a popular restaurant/bar in El Poblado 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 stuck to the tacos and margaritas at Tepito, which were very good. My favorite tacos at this Mexican restaurant were the tacos al paster (pork). But I tried several other things on the menu that have also been good. If you like authentic Mexican food, we recommended Tepito Tacos y Tequila but it is now closed.
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 several of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín on this website and plan to cover a few more.
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Editors note: updated on November 24, 2020 with information that Tepito in Envigado is closed.