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“Found by mistake”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Tenampa

El Tenampa
Ranked #37 of 792 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salisbury, Maryland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Found by mistake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We found this place by mistake. We were questionable while looking at the outside. We are so glad we decided to go in. They served the most authentic Mexican food we have ever had. We have some great spots back home but ever time we eat anywhere Mexican.. we simply say nothing beats el tenampa.

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Minot, North Dakota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious! Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and excellent service. It is tricky to find so I am grateful for the previous comments explaining what to look for. Enjoy!

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Madison, Connecticut
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent value! 4.5 stars”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

We went based upon Trip Advisor reviews. Got there at 9:10 pm on a Monday and were told they were closing. Went back the next night at 6:30 and were well rewarded. This is a real gem of a place if you like the traditional Mexican style served all across America but want a little more care in the preparation and a better price. The complimentary chips and salsa are excellent and we splurged for the guacamole ($4). I go the Chorizo burrito ($8) and my wife got the chicken enchiladas ($8). Both were huge and better than anything at Chi-Chi's. The house margaritas ($8) come in a huge bowl shaped glass. It had more fruit juice (guava?) than lime juice but was tasty and lasted the whole meal. Service was slow to start but once our orders were taken everything was delivered promptly.

The location is hard to find. It sits between a Spanish Market and an Indian buffet restaurant. The front door is covered with posters so it looks like a strip mall porno shop but once you step in it's very cheerful and welcoming.

  • Visited December 2013
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NJ, USA
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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great local dive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Came with my family while on vacation. What a great local place for delicious Mexican fare. The pineapple agua fresca hit the spot, as did the guacamole. Prices were very reasonable (under $7 for a burrito served with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo), place was very busy and there was even a live mariachi band.

If there was a place like this near where we live, I'm sure we'd be there very regularly!

  • Visited December 2013
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Woodinville, Washington
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27 reviews
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“SUPER hard to find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Google Maps takes you to the wrong spot. The door is a dark color and is hard to find at night. It is under the sign that says Indian Buffet. No parking. Once inside, it was very charming. You can tell there are a lot of regulars. The food is traditional Mexican fare, not Tex-Mex. I thought it was very good, but a couple in my group were less impressed. Was it worth the effort to find it? Maybe not. But if you know where it is? Probably.

  • Visited November 2013
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