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324 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
+1 252-535-2466
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is always as good as expected staff is always friendly and chips are always warm! Very extensive menu, but if you want something you don't see... ask they may be able to make it just for you! Portions are always very large. This is my go to when I want Mexican

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Thank Joe D
South Hill, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I'm use to spicy rich tasting mexian food. I love my salsa with fresh tomatoes, onions, and peppers. They had a sauce that was odd to me. It was mayonnaise/ based. The waiter was awesome very knowledgeable about the menu which was enormous. This will not be my got to for Mexican food. If you are looking for cheap food... More 

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Thank EmpressBrews
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Since I was going to spend a night in the area while on a road trip, I researched and found this restaurant online. The menu looked good, with some less common items like a potato taco. I'm glad I went. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is excellent. Some regulars were coming in. I don't know the hostess... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

It was cinco de mayo...like we need an excuse to eat mexican food. Happy hour included $1.99 margaritas. They came in a champaign glass but we're very good and I thought worth the money. It was typical tex mex. Very good rice and beans. Salsa was ok but not much heat. They also bring a white sauce that tasted much... More 

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Thank Wes M
Va Beach, VA
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We were driving north on I95 and wanted Mexican. We found this great place about 5 minutes from I95. We ordered chicken taco salad and shrimp and rice. Both were excellent. We were in and out in no time. Highly recommend.

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Thank Cathy B
Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Nice Mexican restaurant...extensive menu with fair prices...great service.....would have never found it without gps but glad we did..try the shrimp diablo

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Thank JAMES R
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling 95 south and found this gem on TA. We had a very reasonable lunch, fajitas,quesadillas and taco salad. Very clean and great service.

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Thank Peter H
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Great Mexican food. We eat there regularly when we visit Roanoke Rapids. My family who live there eat there often.

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Thank southernmom2016
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

Oustanding lunch with prompt, friendly service. Hot chips with amazing white sauce served immediately after being seated. Highly recommend the El Tenampa.

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Thank meximelt2015
Wilmington, North Carolina
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334 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

A small group of us in town with work went for lunch. Chips and salsa were good, but salsa had no heat. White sauce was an added bonus, it was very sweet and was improved by adding some hot sauce. Food was good, nothing outstanding, but was good. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Roanoke Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 252-535-2466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?