Saturday, April 25, 2009

La Tapatia Eagle Restaurant Review: 4.3 out of 5 Stars

1225 E. Winding Creek Drive 130
Eagle, ID 83616

La Tapatia Eagle was a pleasure to review. The service was excellent as was the authentic mexican food. The restaurant is beautiful and spacious and remained busy the whole evening, proving that, though it is new, it is already a hit with the locals!

Atmosphere: 4 Stars The decor and colors chosen for this new restaurant were bright and fresh with an expected mexican flair. The restaurant features beautiful decorative high ceilings and light fixtures. You can choose to be seated at a table, or opt for a cozy booth, as we did.

Family Friendly: 4 Stars La Tapatia offers a children's menu, and has booster seats and high chairs available upon request. We saw several families there while we visited, and they seemed to be well-cared for and happy. I would take my small children to this restaurant.

Service: 5 stars From the moment we entered the door, we were greeted with smiles from the hostess and servers. We were seated and brought drinks immediately, and then left to peruse the menu while we waited for our server, Karen. Karen was extremely friendly and accommodating, and made wonderful suggestions on the menu--it was obvious she knew it well and had personally tried the dishes she suggested to us. Our drinks were always filled, and they were excellent at anticipating our needs without making us feel that they were "hovering."

Food: 4 Stars We sampled a number of things that evening, but my favorite by far was the Botana De Carnitas appetizer. This dish consisted of chunks of super-tender and perfectly-spiced pork, sauteed with onions and jalapenos and served with warm flour tortillas. I absolutely loved it, and will probably get the entree portion next time I visit, just so I can have more!

Price: 4 Stars Entrees ranged from about $9.95-$14.50 and were well-worth the price for authentic, homemade, Mexican Cuisine.

Overall: 4.3 Stars We all agreed that this was a restaurant well-worth returning to, and one of the more creative and authentic Mexican restaurants serving the Boise area. I can give it my full recommendation.


Heather Wheeler said...

Great Review Emily- It makes me want to go there right now!!

Emily C. said...

You will love it --I promise!

Jennifer said...

We've been there a few times--its GREAT!! No problems with our gc either. :)

TheTalkingTurtle said...

The four of us dined on authentic cuisine plus had enough leftovers for a lunch later in the week. A great deal when using a gift certificate! Very family- and service-oriented and the food is pretty good, too. :-)