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El Tenampa

248 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-2335
208-466-4460
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Ranked #20 of 162 restaurants in Nampa
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 5, 2014
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Nampa, ID
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Nampa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Boise, Idaho
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Im so used to a different kind of "Mexican" food then I have found in Idaho so I wil review this restaurant on overall flavor and not so much authetic Mexican flavors. I found the service to be extremely efficient, friendly, and fun. A+ for that! The guacamole chef comes right to your table and mixes up a huge mortor... More

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