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La Tiendita Carniseria Y Taqueria

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Mexican
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 59
    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
Truly Authentic Mexican

I marked excellent based on the food not appearance of building,,,and they are moving to a new and larger place. The food is like being in Mexico as I have been many times. Like with any place in Mexico the mole and dish varies with the region of Mexico. I came here when they first opened and will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Paula F
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Chattaroy, Washington
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Chattaroy, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I marked excellent based on the food not appearance of building,,,and they are moving to a new and larger place. The food is like being in Mexico as I have been many times. Like with any place in Mexico the mole and dish varies with the region of Mexico. I came here when they first opened and will return any... More 

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Moyock, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Just like you were told..,"Don't judge a book by it's cover " holds true for La Tiendita. We have passed Tiendita many times and thanks to TA we finally stopped for lunch. WOW DELISH I have not been to Mexico for any length of time, so do not know if it's authentic; but I do know it was ALL very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this place because we were looking for a nice Mexican restaurant. The waiter was pleasant and the food was excellent. We enjoyed it very much we will come again and bring family.

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Annapolis, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had to be in Elizabeth City and I was shocked at how good this food was. There is nothing in the Annapolis, MD that even comes close. Last time I had Mexican this good was in Cabo San Lucas.

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South Mills, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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