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La Tiendita Carniseria Y Taqueria

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432 S Hughes Blvd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 338-5376
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hidden Amazement!!

You'd never know by the outside (which is usually the case) BUT DAM!! this place is amazing! Totally authentic completely fantastic Mexican food. Owned by a family, who make everything fresh.... totally delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Denise R
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South Mills, North Carolina
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South Mills, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You'd never know by the outside (which is usually the case) BUT DAM!! this place is amazing! Totally authentic completely fantastic Mexican food. Owned by a family, who make everything fresh.... totally delicious

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Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant for an early dinner. Upon arriving in the parking lot, we almost did not go in because the exterior appearance is not very inviting. But, because of the high ratings, we gave it a try. The inside of the restaurant was small and also uninviting—in need of a major facelift. At best, the food was OK... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have been living here since 2003, and did not know this place existed. After reviewing another restaurant in the area this restaurant popped up. Boy am I glad it did!!! I can not make the claim that this is authentic Mexican food as others have said, (since I'm not Mexican), but what I can say is it is one... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The service was really good, and so was the food. Pretty authentic for east NC. I had the bean burrito and thought it was delicouse. The other person in the party got a taco and burrito and she liked both also. This is as good as Mexican gets in E City. Highly recommend.

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the real deal it's got to be the best in EC without a doubt. Not fancy just great Mexican food. Simple menu, no fluff, no attitude just great service and food. Looks like a hole in the wall from the street but once inside has the feel of real Mexico cantina. My wife had a tied fish dish –... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As authentic and true Mexican food as you will find outside of Texas or Southern California! In the process of relocating to a new location with a full liquor license, lookout Margarita's! Their tamales are homemade and usually only on Sunday, by 3PM they will be sold out so get there early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My mother in law and I went for dinner this past weekend. We were a bit skeptical because of the out side appearance. Don't let it fool you! I had heard such great things, we decided to give it a try.Our meals were awesome. Best Mexican food in this area! Prices were very reasonable! We will definitely be going back.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a hole-in-the-wall place but don't let that fool you. This has the best Mexican food my husband and I have seen outside of Southern California. The service is friendly and fast, and they have always been willing to make requested changes to any menu item I order. Great spot!! The location could be bigger but they are moving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We eat here all the time. The food, atmosphere, service and prices blow the rest of the area mexican restaurants out of the water!

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Edenton, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

went on a saturday dec27 we had nine people, all the food came out at same time and all was hot all was very good...waitress was attentive ...and courtesy will go again and again thanks

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 S Hughes Blvd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: (252) 338-5376
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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