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“Best place for authentic Mexican food!”

La Tiendita Carniseria Y Taqueria
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North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best place for authentic Mexican food!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

This place is the best around!!! People, food everything! We frequent this place all the time and have always had excellent service and food! We even bring our district Raleigh guys in for lunch, I think they come strictly to the area just to eat here! It is a dive, and that is what makes it so special hope they don't change a thing!!

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7 Thank bembris1
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We LOVE it”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We love Tiendita! My family goes there often and we all enjoy the yummy food! Our kids scarf down the quesdillas con pollo!! It is one of the only places we ALL agree on! Love the new decor and the staff is always very friendly!! YUM!

  • Visited February 2013
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6 Thank steph s
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Decor Update, Sane Great Food”
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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Elizabeth City, NC
Level 6 Contributor
499 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Excellent seasoning, ample portions”
Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

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.

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2 Thank Grice-Fearing
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Authentic, inexpensive, mexican dive”
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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