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El Tenampa Mexican Restaurant

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655 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2845
+1 609-597-0938
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“mexican food” (11 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
655 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2845
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

El Tenampa is my favorite Mexican restaurant of all time. I base all of my Mexican food dining experiences off of this restaurant and my many experiences dining there.Truly authentically prepared Mexican food in a comfortable, Mexican themed atmosphere with Latin music playing overhead. Tenampa...More

Thank dianedarcy63
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the tortillas and salsa before dinner and now we find they have changed it. Salsa used to be homemade with cilantro and other nice tasting vegetables. The dinners are very good, Server could smile a little bit, and overall the price is not...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This experience was so upsetting. The food was ok but the wait staff was rude and bothered by our requests. We were originally seated in the very back of the restaurant with horrible lighting and right outside the restroom. When we requested to move to...More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed April 16, 2018

If you blink you would miss this place. very small inside , food is ok Not great, would I go back no

Thank Sean513
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch early dinner. We have been there many times. Five of us. We received one dish of chips and One small cup of Salsa. We asked for more and was told that there will be an additional charge for...More

2  Thank ken k
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We tried this out on a whim and thought it was a pretty good restaurant, food wise. As for the service, it took a little too long to get attention as they seemed overwhelmed. I'd go back.

Thank Lew R
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We eat Mexican food all over but this place is the best!!!! The salsa they serve with homemade tortilla chips is outstanding. I had enchiladas verdes and OMG it was like a religious experience. Delicious and fresh with rice and refried beans. My husband got...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

We used to love to go here but each time service gets much worse. Three tables with people and it took over a half hour after being served chips and salsa to get wine opened, no water no beverages but wanted to take our order....More

1  Thank bluehumvee
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

If you aren't addicted to their salsa and chips after one bite you have super powers! We love it! Staff is friendly and service is quick. The enchiladas are great. Try the cheese one!

Thank qtdesignz
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I love their salsa so much that I've made a very close version of it at home for when those times I can't seem to make it to the restaurant.

Thank StNu
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August 12, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2845
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: +1 609-597-0938
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