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“Best Mexican food in Virginia”
Review of La Elenita Tienda & Cocina - CLOSED

La Elenita Tienda & Cocina
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome. Everything authentic. Nothing Americanized about this place. Owner is awesome. Food is fantastic!!! Been here three times week already. Ten stars!!

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Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the only authentic Mexican restaurant in Roanoke, VA. This is a small family owned place that only has maybe 20 seats. I have been here several times and try to get something different every time I go - I am never let down, this place is on point. The tacos, burrito, pazole, grilled chicken - everything is out of this world. This is a true gem!

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1  Thank MrsHungryAsian
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stopped in for lunch. Ordered enough food to take some home. Being Friday, they were grilling one half and whole chickens. Took one home. YUM! The marinated pork sandwich was awesome and the chile rellenos were the best I have had. No alcohol. The owners are nice folks and have some nice plans for upgrading the restaurant. Give it a try.

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Thank richard n
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Small business with a huge kick! We are not from the local area so we just happened upon this place and absolutely loved it. The food was delicious and very authentic! If we are ever in the area again we will make a special stop to revisit this place. Make sure to try the sauces they put on your table when you sit down! Muy bueno!

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1  Thank adpowell09
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Incredible, fresh, delicioso food! All the traditional Mexican staples, as well as some adventurous options and daily specials that are to die for! Love it when there is some sort of caldo (soup) that day - comes in a bowl as big as my head filled with fresh veggies and the best broth ever!

Roanoke should really give this place a try and come away from some of the other Mexican places in town...find out what REAL Mexican food is all about! It is a completely different taste that you'll fall in love with.

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Thank adamthepianoman
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