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El Tenampa

324 Becker Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
+1 252-535-2466
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“taco salad” (2 reviews)
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
324 Becker Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-3207
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Reviews (31)
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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
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...More

Thank Meg F
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank JulieP2012
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...More

Thank Joe D
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...More

Thank EmpressBrews
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank westysc
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...More

Thank Wes M
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
Reviewed 21 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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