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La Elenita Tienda & Cocina - CLOSED

4029 Melrose Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017-2635
+1 540-904-2487
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
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  • Terrible6%
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“burrito” (4 reviews)
“franklin road” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4029 Melrose Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017-2635
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I love Mexican food, especially authentic Mexica food, and was excited to try this new restaurant. However, my excitement was short lived as soon as I went. The food prices were high, and I was very disappointed in the food. Margaritas were priced at $12.99....More

Thank Lynn i
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Someone at another local restaurant recommended La Elenita. Before even reading the reviews, my business associate went there for dinner and this place rocks! The chef (and bartender at the time) is from Mexico City. The food is as close as you'll get to authentic...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place! The new location is on Franklin Road. Salsa bar is great and I love the customer service! They really make you feel like one of the family so you WANT to come back!

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Recently, I was invited to join a group for dinner at La Elenita on Franklin Road. I had not heard of the place, and was quite surprised to find it just two doors down from another well-established Mexican restaurant. While the location is convenient and...More

Thank BeverleyClarkson
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

First time here, won't be my last. Greeted by very friendly staff on a weekday evening. Food was fresh and quick. Had a mixed drink that was perfect. The owners son runs the bar and takes his profession very seriously. I eat a lot of...More

Thank riverhouse103
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. The décor is cute and the service was excellent. We enjoyed our food but it could use a little more spice (the diabla wasn't hot at all). The salsa bar is a great addition.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed dining at the old location but have been saddened with the level of food and authenticity of the new place. I believe the level of spice/flavor has been lowered to accommodate a new clientele. And, its more about refilling chips...More

1  Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I was disappointed on the first go round with the food and was disappointed on the second time as well. The food did not taste good at all. The servers are very friendly and attentive and the salsa bar is a plus, but the they...More

Thank drpoff
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Just so good! One of the best Mexican restaurants in Roanoke. It's a must! The new location on Franklin is excellent and the patio outside is so nice for enjoying an evening meal. The flavor is great, the service is great--you can't beat it. So...More

Thank shinnreviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I was very disappointed with the restaurant. I read an article that said authentic mexican food. I am not well versed in authentic mexican but I had difficulty just finding an item on the menu to order. I settled on tilapia taco's that came with...More

Thank slynnep
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  • Address: 4029 Melrose Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017-2635
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-904-2487
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