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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Have eaten here a few times while traveling. Something has always troubled me about the gamey "after taste" I get in my mouth after eating any "beef" item on their menu. I notice that the "carne" items aren't really steak but thinly sliced meat., heavily sauced. I can't say for sure, but I question what kind of meat they are... More 

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Nampa, ID
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My family and I have been eating at El Tenampa for many years, and we eat there often. The owners are nice people and the service is very good. They serve excellent Mexican food, it is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the Treasure Valley. They also make the best margaritas anywhere!

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Boise, Idaho
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After being gone from the area for two years, I still frequent this place more often than any other restaurant in town. For years, I've ordered the carne asada. It never fails to disappoint and the food always comes out very quickly, even almost too quickly at times. The last two margarita's I've had really proved to be disappointing. One... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Buenos Dias! You always receive a friendly greeting at the door at El Tenampa. The décor makes it feel like a Mexican fiesta, and although the upholstery is a bit run down, everything else about the place is bright colors, a brief sojourn south of the border. And the food - and margaritas - are what keeps us coming back.... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great food and very friendly service every time we have been there! Everything that I have ever ordered has been great. Wonderful buffet on Saturdays.

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Nampa, Idaho
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My chicken enchilada was great. My tamale and taco could have been better, but tasted fine. The salsa was amazing, but you only get one bowl of salsa and chips and $2 per round after! The way I eat chips and salsa would have costed me a fortune!

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Caldwell, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Have had a lot better. Fried food was a bit soggy. Beans with the chips were good though. Other food was all right. I wouldn't call this place bad, it just wasn't all that good.

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Nampa, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I love, love the Chili Rellenos at this place. and the wait staff if so fun and friendly, the atmoshere with the color and feeling of old Mexico!! I highly reccomend it to anyone looking for great Mexican flair and food!

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Nampa, Idaho
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

El Tenampa is my favorite place for Mexican food. It is spicy, but not too. The service is excellent and the servers are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is what one would expect from a Mexican-American restaurant. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. Try it, you might like it. Oh, and their salsa is tasty.

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Ogden, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The sauce was not as good as the Mexican food in Ogden, Utah; but the environment was friendly and high energy. The food was served on a very hot plate and the toritillas were hot from the oven. The environment is very decorative.

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Additional Information about El Tenampa

Address: 248 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-2335
Phone Number: 208-466-4460
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Nampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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