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El Tenampa

324 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
(252) 535-2466
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This by far is the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. The food is delicious and fairly cheap. The family operated business has a wait staff that are all very friendly. My family and I eat here so often, they know our usual meals by heart. It's a great place for authentic Mexican and you won't regret eating... More

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Orlando
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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Roanoke Rapids is pretty much full of chain restaurants, so it was nice to find a local restaurant. Food was your average Mexican fare, nothing spectacular, but tasty and service was quick and friendly and food very inexpensive. Margarita's were good.

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Farmville, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We have had lunch here several times. It's okay but not one of the best Mexican restaurants we've ever frequented. The service is fast, and the food is good but nothing exceptional. It would have been nice to have seen more chicken dishes on the menu, so on our most recent visit we had the tacos and the chimichanga. Again,... More

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

On our way from South Carolina to Pennnsylvania, we needed a break and were hoping to find something unique and kid friendly. It was late when we found El Tenampa but they greeted us warmly. We had a great waiter. The food came out very fast and everything was delicious. It is a simple place but a refreshing alternative to... More

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Roanoke Rapids, Nc
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

If you really like Mexican food, this is the place. Friendly service, reasonable prices, and the food gets to you quickly and hot. Typical Mexican restaurant, a little on the noisy side which makes it a good place to bring the kids.

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Three Bridges, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Good food at great prices. Npt much to look at but wort the visit.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

El Tenampa is an inexpensive, friendly, casual restaurant and it has what to my taste is the best Mexican food in this area, and I usually get out for well under $10 unless I have a beer or two.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We were looking for non-chain vegetarian food on I-95 (New Year's Eve) and went here based on the TripAdvisor reviews. The tortilla chips were OK, not great (to me they had a slightly burned flavor), and the salsa was neither fresh nor tasty. I had sides of potato taco and enchilada, which sounded intriguing, but had absolutely no spice or... More

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Food is bland, not sure how mexican food is bland, but it is at El Tenampa. Go back occasionally.

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Allentown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

This is a small family run operation, staffed and managed by Guatamalans interestingly enough. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was good, freshly prepared, and came to the table hot and ready to eat. Tortilla chips and salsa that arrived at the table were fresh and tasty. Tortilla chips were obviously home made. There was a nice variety of dishes... More

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