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Reviewed August 7, 2020

my wife and I went there to eat today I got tamales I said three I got one and a half look like it was warmed up in a microwave there is water everywhere and it was like paste the outside I asked for something...different and they brought me the same thing to tamales instead of three and they were on separate plates from the beans and rice and a bunch of sauce on it I wiped it with a butter knife and it was like paste so as to speak with the manager we sat there for I know an hour and manager never came to talk to us I will not eat there I will not send my worst enemy there to eat it's disgustingMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

I stopped through town on my way from Philadelphia to Chicago. I saw a lot of chain restaurants on the same street, Buffalo wild wings, Chick-fil-A, Subway, etc and I wanted to check out this Mexican place. The interior is painted with bright colors and...looks worn down. The staff are very friendly, especially my waitress, Anna, who was working very hard that night. They have inexpensive drink specials and a robust menu of Mexican platters. I ordered a veggie burrito with rice and beans. The rice was crunchy and undercooked and the canned retried beans were barely lukewarm. The veggie burrito was filled with some vegetables and smothered with presumably sauce from a can. I doubt anything was homemade. It had the consistency of airplane food and tasted like rubber. I hate to give places bad reviews but the food was pretty awful/ not fresh.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Closest thing to real mexican food in the area. Ive eaten there several times and every time I was satisfied with the taste and the quality

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

My husband and I ate here on a Sunday afternoon May 2018. Our waitress was friendly. The food was good. Average atmosphere. Clean, lots of parking. Big menu, lots to choose from.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The service was very good, and so was the food. The fajitas in particular. The chips and salsa were well worth enjoying.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

It's wonderful to hear that you loved the food and service when you visited us! The fajitas were a great choice. Hopefully you can make it back to try more soon. Have a wonderful day, Luis and the Team at Tampico Mexican Restaurant #2

Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Was in town for jazz show from ohio. The hotel we are staying at is ungodly expensive. We decided to venture out and found this little gem. Great food great service ... the fajita chimi is outstanding. Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2017
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Mary, we're so happy to hear that we impressed you with our flavorful dishes! Also, it's great that you enjoyed the service. We hope that you can stop in to see us the next time you're in the area! Have a great day, Luis and...More

Reviewed March 25, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's birthday dinner there last night (Parkersburg location). We ordered four different entrees. While they were all fairly good, we all missed the normal spicey flavor in all our dishes. Not too sure what was going on, but hopefully it was just...an off night. I hope they haven't changed the recipes!! We may give it another try soon to see if that was the case. The service was great. Our waiter was very attentive to our group, and the added birthday "celebration" was a nice touch, and especially enjoyed by our young granddaughter!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Hey, thanks for coming to celebrate with us! We're glad everyone enjoyed themselves, but we're sorry to hear the food didn't have the kick you expected. We're always happy to help kick it up a notch, so if you'd ever like a little extra spice,...More

Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love the steak fajita nachos. They are delicious, and are perfect for two people to split. The prices are very reasonable, and the staff is always polite.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Christi, thank you! It's wonderful to know that you all love the flavors of the steak fajita nachos. We appreciate the support here, and we hope to see you again soon for another wonderful meal. Until then, Luis and the Team at Tampico Mexican Restaurant...More

Reviewed September 26, 2016

The food is good with large portions but the way they treated their employees last Christmas I will never go back.

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

Went to Tampico with co-workers. I had the combination fajitas. They were very tasty. I would not recommend the salsa appetizer. The salsa wasn't even as good as the kind in the jar. Next visit I would like to try the seafood options. My co...workers love this place for fish tacos and enchiladas.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Thanks for coming out. We're glad you and your co-workers all enjoy the food here. While we're happy to hear you enjoyed the fajitas, it's disappointing that the salsa didn't do it for you. It's typically well received so maybe you caught us at an...More

Reviewed August 3, 2016

Super place for your Mexican fix. The staff are very friendly and the service is quick. The food is excellent, and if you have a tooth for HOT, try their hot salsa. It's sure to put a fire in your experience. All dishes I have...had are very tasty, and the endless chips/salsa are a plus. Some Mexican beers, regular beers, and mixed drinks available.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to reach out here to show your support, Mark! We're glad you've become such a fan of the endless chips and salsa, other dishes, and the fast and friendly service. Hope to continue to serve you...More

Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Love this place for a great atmosphere and service! The food is reasonably priced and very tasty! I love the Pollo Monterey. When I lived in Parkersburg I ate Here weekly. The portions are big and we always have a good time!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Though we're sad you no longer live here in Parkersburg, we really appreciate you taking the time to reach out here and show your support. If you ever find yourself back in the area, you'll have to drop back by and visit us. Until then,...More

Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have visited and eaten at this restaurant several times. I always end up with the taco salad. The place is clean atmosphere nice, prices are good. I would recommend.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Thanks for coming by to dine with us time and again, Maria! I'm glad you appreciate everything from the taco salad to the friendly atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon. Until next time, Luis and the Team at Tampico Mexican Restaurant #2

Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I had looked at reviews before heading on this trip. And when we got to Parkersburg we saw that it was just a block from our motel. We really enjoyed our supper. Good food and fairly quickly service. Would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2016

Glad you did your research and decided to visit us. We love having guests from all over, and we're glad you enjoyed the flavors of your meals as well as the quick service. If you ever find yourself back in the area, don't be a...More

Reviewed July 12, 2016

This place has great food , excellent service, and it is a great value. The chips and salsa are so delicious. The staff here is very friendly and will make sure your meal is wonderful.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Luis S, Owner at Tampico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2016

Thanks for the wonderful review, Tracie! We're glad you've always had wonderful experiences here with us. Hope to see you again soon for another basket of chips and salsa and a delicious meal. Until next time, Luis and the Team at Tampico Mexican Restaurant #2

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Tampico Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5