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“Just OK Mexican food”

La Tiendita Carniseria Y Taqueria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1,067 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
“Just OK Mexican food”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The restaurant, which shares space with a Mexican general store (interesting in itself), has some of the typical Mexican fare such as burritos, tacos, and carne asada. The refried beans served with my dish were light and tasty, but the rice was dry and crispy. My wife had a seafood stew that was mostly liquid and little seafood.

Warning: this restaurant ranks as #1 in Elizabeth City, which, to my mind, speaks very poorly of what Elizabeth City has to offer in its restaurant scene.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank John M
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English first
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mexican Food At Its Best!”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We have been eating there for at least 6 months and have yet to be disappointed. The staff is very friendly and the food is as authentic as I have had in the states. Every time I eat there I am instantly transported to the Yucatan peninsula (minus the sandy beaches and clear water of course). This is certainly my favorite place to eat in Elizabeth City.

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank Cscott37
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Currituck, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“FINALLY”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have finally found our spot for the most authentic best Mexican food in our area. Amazing food with prices you can't beat. Huge portions & food I have not been able find on any menu around since I visited Texas. On top of that the staff were all so warm & freindly our new favorite place to eat will be back soon!

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank Lisa O
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Better than you know!”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Come here and enjoy a friendly atmosphere with great food! Good staff that care for the individual. Good music too.

  • Visited January 2014
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5 Thank Jocephus22
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

La Tiendita sells authentic Mexican food with amazing flavors. They also make home-made, authentic, wrapped on corn husks tamales fresh every Sunday. The staff is always courteous and friendly and makes you feel right at home! Whether you are stopping in the restaurant to get put fast, or hide away from everyone, this is your place!

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5 Thank Dena M
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