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La Perla Tapatia

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126 S Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3419
+1 252-451-0808
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The service was great. Quick and friendly. The menu had more than the average Mexican which is not a bad thing unless you're indecisive. I chose a chicken torta and fries which was great! It's more of a sub than the traditional round sandwich, but tasted the same ;) Pricing isn't bad here either. Definitely worth a trip or two.

Thank AprilChae
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I was very, very unsure about this place when I walked in and was seated. My husband assured me that the food was much better than the torn booths, bare carpet and THE MOST DISGUSTING BATHROOMS I've ever been in.. I held my bladder until we left. Just couldn't do it.. Chips and Salsa came immediately. Drinks were ordered and... More 

1 Thank 2tan4u
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a typical Mexican Restaurant in Rocky Mount. It offers Mexican/Tex-Mex food. There are better versions of this restaurant in the area. There are patrons who think there is none better, however, that is NOT the case for me. It is convenient to shopping and to HWY 64.

Thank Lisa W
Wingate, North Carolina
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. My husband was pleased with his vegetarian entree but my Chile Verde was tasteless and bland. The presentation was nonexistent. Everything in my plate was brown. There was no effort to make it look nice. Everything ran together in a sloppy mess. Will not return.

Thank Carol T
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Crash_Snider
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Sherrie W
Red Oak, NC
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Kathy S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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...

1 Thank Damon P
Greenville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank jessicalw28
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank BardmoorBrood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 S Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3419
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-451-0808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?