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El Tenampa

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324 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
(252) 535-2466
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
An option better than the normal exit options

We stopped here in our drive from Phila to Florida for dinner... It is about 3 minutes off the exit and worth the effort to find it... I wanted something a little more than fast food but not necessarily a steak dinner so this was perfect. The food was very good and very reasonably priced and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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Philadelphia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stopped here in our drive from Phila to Florida for dinner... It is about 3 minutes off the exit and worth the effort to find it... I wanted something a little more than fast food but not necessarily a steak dinner so this was perfect. The food was very good and very reasonably priced and service was very good..The... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I really enjoyed eating at this restaurant. Our server, Denise was very friendly and helpful with making selections from the menu. This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I enjoyed my dinner at El Tenampa. The food was good and the service was nice. I was in the mood for Mexican and this hit the spot. It is not far from I-95. My overall experience was good.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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29 restaurant reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Roanoke Rapids
  • Phone Number: (252) 535-2466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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