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El Tenampa

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4565 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
407 397 1981
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican food

We were looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant away from the resorts and tourist areas, a non-chain. We looked at reviews for this place and decided to go. We were very happy and the food was great. There were plenty of Spanish speaking people dining there and it is next to a Mexican grocery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
abounatom
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant away from the resorts and tourist areas, a non-chain. We looked at reviews for this place and decided to go. We were very happy and the food was great. There were plenty of Spanish speaking people dining there and it is next to a Mexican grocery store which tells you something. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We found this little place on a ratings site. The food was great with big portions and so reasonably priced. We were a party of 5 and it came to $52! We got everything from appetizer s to dessert. If you love Mexican food you will LOve it here.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

El Tenampa was recommended to us by a fellow Mexican food lover........ We arrived around 5.15pm and were seated immediately. Within 30/45 minutes there was a Q right out the door. Our meal was fantastic and very reasonably priced, wait staff were attentive and helpful, traditional decor and furnishings all added to the ambience ...... AND the wee singer guy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don't let the exterior of the building hold you back! This is a beautiful little restaurant and we LOVE it! We visited El Tenampa with a party of 7. We did have to wait about 20 minutes for our table but it was WORTH THE WAIT. This was hands down the best Mexican food I have had outside of Mexico...EVER!... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great meal and great service. We went at 6:00pm on a Friday and were able to be seated right away. Shortly after that, the line was out the door. The frescas are excellent and we'll as the margaritas. The menu was extensive. The steak and shrimp was excellent. We also had the carnitas which was fresh pork, chicken de la... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Do not let the outside sway you from entering. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table ( it was worth it!). Once seated it did take a while to get service. You can tell this is a family run restaurant as everyone was doing everything. All the staff was very nice and apologized for the wait. Once... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Found this great restaurant on a tip from a local. Not to be missed Rivals any Mexican food we have ever had. The whole fish fried whole amazing texture very reasonably priced try to go before 6:00 or line is out the door

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MINDEN
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108 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The looks of the outside is deceiving. The food is excellant and the atmosphere is great. We did have to wait to get served and our waitress wasn't very attentive.

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Philadelphia
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Don't let the outside appearance of the restaurant affect your decision to eat here. It is a great authentic Mexican restaurant, with Mexican flavor. The atmosphere makes you feel as though you are really in Mexico. The food was delicious and inexpensive, and the service was excellent. The waiting time on a Saturday afternoon was less than expected. We liked... More 

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Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited this restaurant a little before mid-day on the weekend. Glad we got there when we did because by the time we got served there was a line at the door. It took a while to get acknowledged and an even longer time to get a high chair for the little one. Menu is extensive, food is tasty. One caveat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4565 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Kissimmee
  • Phone Number: 407 397 1981

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?