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El Tenampa

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248 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-2335
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    4 of 5 stars
Business lunch

Good solid service and menu. I had the two enchiladas from the lunch and it was a nice sized meal. The server was friendly and accommodated our groups needs. The food was served quickly and piping hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Very poor service there and food is sub par. Not for me to visit again. Also poor parking on the blvd.

Thank Ray M
Boise, Idaho
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Good solid service and menu. I had the two enchiladas from the lunch and it was a nice sized meal. The server was friendly and accommodated our groups needs. The food was served quickly and piping hot.

Thank DawgHiker
Nampa, Idaho
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Yummmmmm!!!! 1st time here & was very impressed!! Ruben greeted us & we were initially going to sit in the bar/order a drink & get our food to go-.... We sat n the bar & Oscar was our server-he was fabulous!!!! Drinks were delicious & food better than drinks!!!! Ruben remembered our names later in the evening!!!! I would absolutely... More 

Thank SuzyQLA
eufaula, ok
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Upbeat, happy Mexican restaurant!! Servers were terrific and the food was super!! Enchiladas for me and Chile Rellenos for my husband - would definitely go back again.

Thank Nanacyc
Boise, Idaho
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

just got back from a vacation and had the need for some Mexican food, I saw this place one afternoon and decided to give it a try, we have gone to just about every other in all the Boise area, most taste like it just came out of the can, we had another couple invited with us, we all were... More 

Thank kyotobug
Nampa, Idaho
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Tami T
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3 reviews
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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 

Thank calibboy
Nampa, ID
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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!

1 Thank IdahoDiver
Boise, Idaho
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 Thank JeriWB
Boise, Idaho, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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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
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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