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El Tapatio

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
+1 252-985-0027
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Nashville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

By far best Mexican food in the area. Had the tornado burrito. Excellent. Handled my "on the side" requests accurately. Kept the chips stocked and tea glass full. Great experience.

Thank Tim S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The service was a little rocky at first. When we came in the reception was awesome and was quickly seated. When our waitress took our order she seemed a bit abrupt, and rushed. It was later noticed about a half hour into our meal she was walking out the door. (Her shift ended.) All in all the atmosphere was great... More 

Thank James S
Summerville, South Carolina
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221 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to El Tapito and we were as pleased as we were on our first. This is not the typical Mexican menu and the offerings include a variety of well-prepared and nicely presented dishes. The restaurant is warm and friendly and the service well-paced and attentive. Don't miss the fresh guacamole (order spicy) prepared tableside.

Thank Fred M
Nashville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times over the years and the food was great. no so , yesterday!! both myself and my wife had to make emergency runs to a bathroom in less than an hour after eating lunch there. There was some dirty silverware and it was not as good as usual. service was really bad also. must have... More 

Thank V2184VXgeorgeb
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
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371 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had lunch at El Tapatio while on a recent business trip to Rocky Mount. The Mexican food here is above average. I particularly enjoyed the chips, they were clearly homemade with fresh salsa. I opted for the "pick two" menu choice. This was an excellent feature of El Tapatio, rather than trying to locate the exact pairing of burrito,... More 

Thank copperdragon66
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Popped in here for lunch one day and so much food was served that we could only eat the lightest of dinners that night. The food is typical American Mexican (the kind found only north of the border) with enormous burritos and enchiladas (but sadly no Enchiladas Suizas) served alongside hefty portions of rice and very tasty beans. The tableside-made... More 

Thank wendemate01
Too far from home
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The salsa was fresh and had a cilantro zip. The chicken chimichanga was great. I definitely would return.

Thank a_good_night_sleep
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The area's most improved restaurant! New chefs have brought in much better quality of food. Good-sized portions and decent service. Great fried ice cream IF you have room for dessert. Good parking and conveniently located. ¡Mexicano autentico! Very likely to return.

Thank uncltim
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food. The service was good. The restaurant was clean with a good atmosphere. The staff was friendly with prompt service. Quickly seated and waiter came right over and took our order. Food was very good.

Thank Nancha777
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The food was excellent and very generously portioned. It was also awesome that they had really good prices on margaritas!

Thank Dicky79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-985-0027

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