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La Perla Tapatia

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126 S Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3419
252-451-0808
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cool atmosphere with good food

When I chose to eat here, I had no idea that I would be seated in a festively decorated railroad dining car! Very unique. The food was on the upper end of quality for what I would call your "Standard Mexican Fare". Good value and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

When I chose to eat here, I had no idea that I would be seated in a festively decorated railroad dining car! Very unique. The food was on the upper end of quality for what I would call your "Standard Mexican Fare". Good value and friendly staff.

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Rocky Mount, Nc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've eaten Mexican food all over the US and Mexico and this is as good as it gets. The food is fresh, plentiful, authentic, and at a great price. I've tried almost everything on the menu and it has all been great. It's what keeps us coming back time after time. And like Juan says as you check out, "Thanks... More 

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Red Oak, NC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have always found the staff here to be very friendly and to give fast service. The food is good, and there are ample portions. My grandson loves sitting in the train car. True it is a little worn, but it is clean which to me is far more important.

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Do not waste you money at this place... The inside is shabby... They keep the lights low so that you will not see how shabby it is. In addition, the owner (Juan) is not customer friendly...

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Greenville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a great Mexican restaurant with lots of vegetarian dishes to chose from. Food is flavorful and well seasoned. The salsa is great! We always eat here when we are in town. The old train car provides an Interesting atmosphere too. The service is very good. The manager/owner? is very friendly. My only complaint would be the condition of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Husband and I purchased 4 meals and 3 sodas. In an effort to reduce waste when the meal was complete, I brought in two plastic cups with lids from the car to fill our 2 cups. One drink had not been refilled at all. The other (mine had one unfinished refill) So, I emptied contents into our personal cups. The... More 

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Lebanon PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We got there on a Saturday night. Not too many customers but service was fine. Food was standard fare. It came very quickly. Good prices. Get the sopapillas for dessert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

What a nice place.food was seasoned very good.I order special dinner which had alitte bit of everything..I never liked guacamole but they had a little added on top of one of my plates cause I had 2!! Plates of food..and I ate it all.if your in the rocky mountain area I would definitely come here a lot LOL ...

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We live in Rocky Mount and frequent a number of Mexican restaurants but this one is by far the best. The owners are great, extremely friendly and run a good business with excellent service. The back part of the restaurant is a retired train car which lends a little ambience to the place. The food is always delicious. Salsa is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Service was wonderful. Food was great and the company was outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 S Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3419
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: 252-451-0808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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