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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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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
GuyfromILMNC
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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221 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank GuyfromILMNC
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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We ate here on 10/13/2015. Waited for 15 minutes before serviced. The chicken enchilada was not cooked well. The lettuce looked wilted. I was not satisfied with the services.

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Thank Jaelynn J
Boone, North Carolina
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank GranNan04
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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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1 Thank Alexander T
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Heather K
Philadelphia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

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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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank ZoeMR

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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