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“Great Mexican find”
Review of El Tenampa

El Tenampa
Ranked #32 of 794 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Jacksonville, Florida
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145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Mexican find”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

As others have said it's nondescript on the outside but very well appointed inside. Great menu, authentic food and good service. We each had fajitas and had leftovers for two more meals! They actually improved overnight! The house special margarita was good but a little pricey; however, the menu is reasonably priced. We enjoyed the experience and would return if in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kissimmee, Fl
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Quaint small restaurant. Great Food...Excellent Prices.. Hidden Gem
Do not let the outside fool you..once you walk in it feels like you are in Mexico.
Authentic Mexican Food with a great variety.. Live Mariachi on Friday and Saturday

  • Visited November 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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464 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Who Knew?”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Who knew that behind that non-descript exterior with little signage, next to La Hacienda butcher shop there was a first class Mexican restaurant serving fresh, delicious, real Mexican food at reasonable prices.

We had been told about El Tenempa - it's where the locals go - that sometimes there is a long wait. We got right in, had great service and a truly memorable meal and evening. El Tenampa is delicious food in a lively atmosphere, not your average chain Mexican by a long shot. My husband ordered a la carte, tostado with carnitas, tamales, beans, rice; I ordered the pescado Veracruz - fabulous. Memorable. We had a great evening and are delighted someone shared this recommendation and told us not to be put off by the exterior.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Intlxpatr
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Cheshire
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184 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great Mexican experience!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Again Tripadvisor reviews helped us find a good restaurant! Great food choice and help from the staff to make sure we knew what we were getting. Beer (Modelo) and Margaritas went down well as did the various dishes we enjoyed. Really nice & efficient staff. Go for it!!!

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Thank Pete_from_Kelsall
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Poinciana, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't let the look fool you”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Finally a real authentic Mexican restaurant! Don't let the looks of the outside fool you. The staff was friendly. The food was amazing. Prices where average. Portions where large.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank johnjunior1978
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