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El Tenampa

324 Becker Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
+1 252-535-2466
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“white sauce” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
324 Becker Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided on a Mexican dinner here after reading the reviews. We were just passing through on our way back home to FL. Boy, I wish this place was closer to our house! The staff greeted us right away on a busy...More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A margarita was like sweet lemonade with alcohol. Asked about difference between chili con queso and cheese dip. Was told chili con queso is just cheese and chips. Cheese dip was like melted white American cheese. El Tenampo specialty was nothing special. Chicken enchiladas were...More

Thank Meg F
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great tasty food, good and reasonable prices,wife always gets the chicken and rice in white cheese sauce, it's delicious, kids get cheese quasidias, very good, and I get chicken burrito and enchiladas all great, the white cheese dipping sauce for the chips is amazing definitely...More

Thank moltisantikid
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a road trip. Very fast service. Great lunch deals. Typical small mexican restaurant. Casual atmosphere.

Thank Server5star
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch here - great food, extensive menu, friendly service, and the sweet tea is a Southerner's dream come true.

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times when in town with work. The salsa is nice and fresh made; it is not the puréed tomato concoction that is found at many restaurants. The white sauce offered with the chips is pretty good too. The menu has a...More

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is your typical Mexican restaurant with pretty much cookie cutter menu, but the food is good and fresh. The staff is attentive, friendly and will adapt to changes in the preparation. For example, I don't care for all the cheese and sour cream on...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The taco loco was great. Very filling. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Plenty of food for money.

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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...More

Thank Meg F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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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