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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
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Take Out Lunch Was Really Good!

We ordered for lunch and was very pleased. The lady on the phone was friendly and efficient. I had lunch Fajitas and it was sooo good! My husband had the Nachos and was a little disappointed that it only had ground beef and cheese no other toppings. But it was all tasty and we were please.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
GranNan04
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered for lunch and was very pleased. The lady on the phone was friendly and efficient. I had lunch Fajitas and it was sooo good! My husband had the Nachos and was a little disappointed that it only had ground beef and cheese no other toppings. But it was all tasty and we were please.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As soon as I walked through the door I was immediately greeted and told I would be seated in a moment. By the time I got to my table, the server was placing a fresh hot basket of corn tortilla chips and salsa along with a sweet creamy white dip. The chips and both dips were outstanding. The waiter brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We eat here on a regular basis (2-3x a month) and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent. Would recommend to people who are traveling as well as locals...ALWAYS good with fast service. Tip your server well and they remember you the next time!!

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Philadelphia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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