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El Tenampa Mexican - CLOSED

218 N Main St. Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 20, 2013
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19 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Wide variety of wonderful Mexican dishes. We usually go to the one in Toms River. Great service. Comfortable atmosphere. Casual. Plenty of room so you're not right next to the other tables. They do take-out also. Our favorites - enchiladas marinas and burrito loco (a special not always on the menu). Everything is delicious! So sorry the one in Forked... More

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Waretown, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We've driven by El Tenampa for weeks now, and it looks like it didn't survive. The last visit awhile ago, the place was pretty empty, but it looks like it's done. Too bad, the food was good, nice portions and the service was pretty good. Looks like there are other El Tenampa's elsewhere, hope they're all just as good. Too... More

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Forked River, NJ
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139 reviews 139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Another place offering something different that can't make it in Forked River. Thank god we have Applebees! So much for diversity.

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Drove by last night( Friday night around 6 PM) and they were closed, building was dark and there is a for lease sign out front. Called the phone number and it has been disconnected. I don't know if they are gone for good at the Forked River location but it looks like they might be.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been to the Manahawkin location several times and will now continue to drive further to this location instead. The staff is much friendlier here. The decor is much brighter, parking is better and the food is superior.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Mexican cuisine is one of my favorites and we've passed this place weekly as we travel through the area, so we decided to stop and try it. It was a little deserted for a holiday weekend, but then again, this is the shore so it's quiet in October. The place was clean and quiet, so we had wonderful atmosphere for... More

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Forked River, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very nice atmosphere and excellent food. Was worth the money and the trip. This restaurant is byob, so bring a bottle of wine or beer if you would like. We love the food, and service is a little slow but the food is made to order and that makes it worth the wait. Excellent

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The first time my husband and I went it was delicious and the portions were huge. It seems like each successive visit they go down in quality a little. The second time we went the portions had shrunk. Visits after that there was less cheese or the oil something was fried in tasted old etc. This recent visit my meal... More

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Barnegat, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

You will love the decor, the cleanliness, and the food, have never had anything bad or not fresh... the best and I've been to many! Only one downfall, the outside needs landscaping badly, driving by, other than the open sign on road you would think it's closed down. Love this place, please spruce up outside.

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Food was great best guacamole ever Fresh ingredients hostess very friendly good prices, good food a winner

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