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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
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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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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 82
    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
Good Mexican, from a Mexican standpoint.

Not sure if you have rerad any of my other Mexican Restaurant reviews but I am very picky with my Mexican. Being of Mexican descent I take my Mexican food seriously and not make a confusion in between Mexican and Tex-Mex. El tenampa is true Mexican to its core. Authentic Sour cream, Spices and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
FLVICK
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Kissimmee, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Kissimmee, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not sure if you have rerad any of my other Mexican Restaurant reviews but I am very picky with my Mexican. Being of Mexican descent I take my Mexican food seriously and not make a confusion in between Mexican and Tex-Mex. El tenampa is true Mexican to its core. Authentic Sour cream, Spices and smiles. This place wil make you... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you had not read the reviews on this place you would probably just drive by - It's not in the best part of town and is situated next door to the Hacienda meat market, but ignore the surroundings and give this place a try Started with the Tenampla sampler, a sharing platter of various starters with guacamole, cream and... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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256 reviews 256 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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25 reviews 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?