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El Tenampa

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

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  • 8
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
kyotobug
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Nampa, Idaho
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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 

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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 

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Nampa, ID
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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!

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Boise, Idaho
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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 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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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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Nampa
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31 restaurant reviews
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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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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 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
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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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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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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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