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El Tenampa

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

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Some of the best Mexican food we have ever had.

On your recent trip to Florida we wound up eating here twice in one week. The first time was on a Saturday night around 8:30 and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. It is well worth the wait. The food is fresh, the service is friendly and the drinks are good. It is a overall very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Burris J
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Ellsworth, Maine
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Ellsworth, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

On your recent trip to Florida we wound up eating here twice in one week. The first time was on a Saturday night around 8:30 and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. It is well worth the wait. The food is fresh, the service is friendly and the drinks are good. It is a overall very... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Beef fajitas one of the best I've had. We got the Fajitas for two. Big, big serving & took about 1/3 of it home in the doggie bag/box. Real sliced skirt steak, lots of peppers and onions, guacamole, rice etc. Don't let the exterior of the place fool you - the food is very good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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239 reviews 239 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had read about this place on Trip Advisor and although it doesn't look like much on the outside, we decided to give it a try. We got there about 6:00 on a Saturday night hoping we wouldn't have to wait. They had one table open. The staff was very friendly and asked us if it was our first time... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've gone here twice now and it is worth the wait. You know it's good when there is a 20 person wait after 9 PM at night and still a steady wait at 10 PM (on a Friday night). It's small so be patient if you do have to wait. You can ask the hostess for a drink while you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Wow! This little gem of authentic Mexican fare is ridiculously delicious. The food is fantastic! We had the sampler appetizer that brought enough food for all 8 of us. Three different kinds of tacos, beans, chips, salsa... Really, really good. Then came the massive sizzling braza plate! Fish, chicken, beef, peppers, onions and a large stuffed chicken breast. Crazy good.... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I finished my meal but probably shouldn't have. I was stuffed. The food was great. We were a party of 6 and we all agreed this was one of the best Mexican restaurant's we have eaten in. Great service and great food.

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Miami, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were staying in a nearby hotel looking for somewhere to eat. The atmosphere is very cool Mexican themed and they have a market next door. The food was fresh and the server was kind. The tortilla chips were so addicting with the salsa we couldn't stop! Everyone loved the food definitely stopping by again on our next Orlando vacation.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Pretty good Mexican spot, prices were great, service was top notch and quick. Free chips and salsa to start were a great app. Enchiladas were delicious, rice and beans were so-so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I love the food at this restaurant. Everything tastes fresh even the refried beans. Their natural juices are spectacular. I highly recommend this place to anyone that wants a true taste of authentic mexican food. Far and few restaurants like this anymore.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a nice local Mexican restaurant while in Kissimmee. After reading other reviews we decided to check El Tenampa out. We weren't disappointed. We ordered several small plates and thoroughly enjoyed each one. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for authentic Mexican food.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?