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“Decor Update, Sane Great Food”

La Tiendita Carniseria Y Taqueria
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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

It's been several months since my last review of this restaurant, and I'd like to revise a few statements that I made about the service and the decor.

The restaurant received a much needed paint job, although the tables are a little worn and lopsided. Consequently, it looks much nicer inside, and feels more charming as opposed to rundown.

The service has been excellent every time that I've been in (I eat here at least twice a month); the servers are attentive, courteous, accommodating, and prompt.

The food is still the best, most authentic Mexican in town, and the value is phenomenal.

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4  Thank CMsirP
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were surprised when we entered this restaurant that there were nine tables (originally, we thought it was only a take-out restaurant). Although the decor is not much, it is cheerful and homey. Service was quite prompt by a friendly waiter. The menu is fairly extensive -- lots to choose from, including soups (menudo, for example), salads, tacos, small plates and fajitas and other larger plates and combos. Meals begin with a basket of tortilla chips and house salsa. The three of us opted for beer, but there are many beverage choices. Their flour tortillas are not homemade (almost nobody's are), but they are definitely better than those found in most other Mexican restaurants. Two of us ordered quesadillas, both pork and chicken, and both were good. The other diner ordered beef fajitas, and they were also good. The guacamole was a tad watery and lacked flavor, however. Credit cards are accepted. We would definitely return.

2  Thank Grice-Fearing
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Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is small and not up to date stylistically. The negatives stop there.

Great, authentic food. The Mexican subs are a unique, delicious take on a cubano (which they also serve). The enchiladas (not on the menu) are awesome. You'll get out for less than any other place in town, and you'll enjoy fantastic food and variable service (some servers are better than others). Best Mexican in Elizabeth city.

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2  Thank CMsirP
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Whether it's Carnitas are Tinas special, everything on the menu is excellent. This spot should really put Elizabeth City on the culinary map.

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5  Thank Parker P
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

i ordered the diced beef. it was sooooo yummy i love its sauce that it was cooked in. i also ordered the salt and pepper prawns, they were descent not too pricey but they were actually big.
i love how they put those cute wall arts , & the toilets look really nice clean & so as the garden. the owner was really friendly i love this place , im definetly coming again :)

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5  Thank Anne_Crayley
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