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El Tenampa Mexican Restaurant

655 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2845
+1 609-597-0938
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“mexican food” (11 reviews)
$$ - $$$
655 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2845
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Very good "authentic" Mexican Cuisine, prepared fresh. They offer Breakfast, both MexicanBreakfast Food and American Breakfast. Seating is a little tight, service is ok, food is worth the visit.

Thank wfs2946
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Dinner entrees were quite good, tacos and enchiladas, but the sides weren't very good. The beans did not taste fresh, possibly canned, and the rice tasted old. I would have asked our waitress, but she didn't come back to our table until we were finished....More

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We have come here for many years. The food has always been good but the service is as others say...cold and impersonal. They are not welcoming and act aloof, rarely smiling. Dressed in all black they just don't exude Mexican spirit at all. Despite the...More

1  Thank Regal2800
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Any time I have gone, the staff acts like it's a bother for you to be there. I think they need a reality check. They are not the best restaurant around nor is the food worth the attitude.

1  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Food was decent and overall fresh. The chips and salsa were good except you barely get any salsa and additional salsa is not free. Most restaurants that is a given especially when salsa at the table barely fed two people. Poblano peppers were delicious, portions...More

1  Thank eweinz22
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Although I have been here before and didn't go back back for some time. why did I stop going there you ask ? It was cash only and they didn't seem to care about you . Why did I go back you ask ? Another...More

3  Thank gwood13
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

The service is horrible! We got there at 8:15pm they close at 9pm and watched us eat the whole time. Food was really good but not worth going there to feel like that. Even the guy behind the counter was standing there with his arms...More

2  Thank Thegoodlife609
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have been to this place several times. The same waitress is always there and always acts like we are annoying her by being there. This time she never even came back to ask how our food was or if we wanted/needed anything else. She...More

3  Thank Robbie9632
Reviewed 14 March 2015

We have been here a few times and the food is great. The waitress we always get seems like she's going out of her way for you and is doing you a favor. She is not friendly at all. They need to change that or...More

1  Thank chettabelle1971
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

The quick service is perfect because the smell of Tenampa makes you hungry.The shrimp Fajitas are like none I've ever had before. I look forward to it every time I'm in town.love love love this place

Thank Eva P
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Lori T
13 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2845
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: +1 609-597-0938
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