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El Tenampa

Mexican, Southwestern
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324 Becker Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
+1 252-535-2466
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always look forward to go to El Tenampa when in Roanoke Rapids. Great Mexican food at reasonable prices. Good service and a pleasant atmosphere

Thank Joe H
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Roanoke Rapids as a half way point on a drive back home from the beach. There are two Mexican restaurants in this town and this one had a packed lot. The servers were personable but the food was disgusting. The chips were stale and served with what tasted like a jarred salsa and a white dip. The... More 

Thank Meg F
Climax, Georgia
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151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A simple building but then simple places can have good food - but not this time. Staff was friendly. Service was so so.

Thank Thomas P
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food, great drinks, reasonably priced. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Overall amazing.

Thank JulieP2012
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Food is always as good as expected staff is always friendly and chips are always warm! Very extensive menu, but if you want something you don't see... ask they may be able to make it just for you! Portions are always very large. This is my go to when I want Mexican

Thank Joe D
South Hill, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I'm use to spicy rich tasting mexian food. I love my salsa with fresh tomatoes, onions, and peppers. They had a sauce that was odd to me. It was mayonnaise/ based. The waiter was awesome very knowledgeable about the menu which was enormous. This will not be my got to for Mexican food. If you are looking for cheap food... More 

Thank EmpressBrews
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Since I was going to spend a night in the area while on a road trip, I researched and found this restaurant online. The menu looked good, with some less common items like a potato taco. I'm glad I went. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is excellent. Some regulars were coming in. I don't know the hostess... More 

Thank westysc
Livingston, Texas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

It was cinco de mayo...like we need an excuse to eat mexican food. Happy hour included $1.99 margaritas. They came in a champaign glass but we're very good and I thought worth the money. It was typical tex mex. Very good rice and beans. Salsa was ok but not much heat. They also bring a white sauce that tasted much... More 

Thank Wes M
Va Beach, VA
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We were driving north on I95 and wanted Mexican. We found this great place about 5 minutes from I95. We ordered chicken taco salad and shrimp and rice. Both were excellent. We were in and out in no time. Highly recommend.

Thank Cathy B
Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Nice Mexican restaurant...extensive menu with fair prices...great service.....would have never found it without gps but glad we did..try the shrimp diablo


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Becker Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Roanoke Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 252-535-2466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?