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El Tenampa

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248 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-2335
208-466-4460
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite Mexican restaurant

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2014
IdahoDiver
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Nampa, ID
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Nampa, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our group was one of only three groups in the whole restaurant. There were four of us, and the other two groups were couples. Point, the restaurant was dead. It took forever for them to 1. come take drink orders 2. bring the drinks back (nothing special, sodas, water) 3. come back to take food order 4. never refilled chips.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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Nampa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
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
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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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Nampa
  • Phone Number: 208-466-4460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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