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El Tapatio

1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
+1 252-985-0027
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“warm chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and friendly staff! Seemed very reasonable ! generous portions! We all had something different and we all liked our entrees very much

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 678annf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good authentic Mexican food. Good customer service. Vibrant decor. Love the vibe. Fajitas sizzle. Portions a bit large but great if you can take them home.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank monica s
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We had Fajitas, one beef and one shrimp. They were both good. The servings are generous. The salsa and chips are good. The rice and beans were big portions but nothing special. All in all a good place with good service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marieds
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Good good, drinks and great time with friends. The service and the server Oscar was outstanding. We went on busy night and our food still came out in a timely manner. I highly recommend the margaritas to accompany your meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank arsavage2000
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

So, we stopped in Rocky Mount on our way further north and needed somewhere to have dinner. As usual, I consulted Trip Advisor and we decided to give Mexican food a try. I think El Tapito comes in around 4 out of 100+ restaurants in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Pusilla
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is about the only Mexican restaurant we eat in here. Tried others, but do not compare. Would be nice if they gave you at least rice with your combo order like some of the other restaurants do.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mahobeachlady
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Came to El Tap to see if they still had 99 vent tacos on Tuesday and they didn’t. So I had the Burritos Deluxe and husband the special, Fajita Quesadilla. Both were good but nothing over the top. Beer was still $1.75 so that was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank tlstanley99
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Traveling through North Carolina and stopping for the night we found this wonderful restaurant. It looked like it was filled with the "locals"--so it had to be good. We were seated within 15 minutes. A great menu at reasonable prices. We looked up the word...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PSLresident
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I have now been to this particular El Tapatio 5 times. It was my wife's birthday and she wanted to go there. We also brought along another friend. Again, we were recognized and sat quickly. Our waiter came right away for our beverage order. When...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bruce S
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a little way off I-95, but worth the detour. You can order table-side fresh guacamole, warm chips and mild salsa, and made-to-order dishes. We dined on a Sunday for lunch and the place was packed. Good choice for Tex-Mex food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank YoginiEl
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Emily B
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe they do. Sorry.
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amandasings
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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megellis1
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Stevenson S | Reviewed this property |
I would think outside is cool....service animals only inside tho.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 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
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-985-0027
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