El Tapatio food review 01

Pineapple fajitas, chile relleno and cheese Quesadilla appetizers are available on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at El Tapatio restaurant in Payson. SAMMY JO HESTER, Daily Herald

Payson's El Tapatio has several options on its menu, as well as a special pineapple fajita. The flavors and experience encompassing the piña rellena served in a shell of a full-sized grilled pineapple are a complementary marriage of sweet and savory.

The protein was juicy, there was an abundance of cheese, slices of pineapple, mushrooms, onions and bell pepper. This entrée, served with thin tortillas, a simple rice, refried beans and fresh guacamole, was enough to feed two grown men. I made a mental note of that for the next visit, along with the consensus that the chicken was our sure protein route to take in the future as well.

If your taste buds need to cool off, El Tapatio's version of fried ice cream is an indulgent Mexican dessert. Served in a fried cinnamon bowl resembling a churro on steroids, the fried ice cream was both crunchy and smooth. 

Where: 47 S. Main St., Payson

Info: (801) 658-5284

Read our review here.