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El Tapatio

1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
+1 252-985-0027
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“chori pollo” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Today my wife and I revisited this chain Mexican Food restaurant and again we were not disappointed. We were almost immediately met at the front and seated. As soon as were seated a waitress came and asked us for our beverages and left us our...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Nice Mexican restaurant. Even though it was packed on a Friday night we were still seated fairly quickly. Food was delicious, our waiter was great. It was quite loud in there though.

Thank KatieHeineman1
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Good food & great service. Never have too wait a long time, to receive the meal. Staff is always friendly.

Thank keri31383
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Passing through rocky mount and trip advisor popped El Tapatio up as the number 3 restaurant. Great call. It’s a solid 2.5 miles from 95, but well worth the slight detour. I tried the chorri-pollo which is a butterflied char chicken breast with a chorizo...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Needed somewhere to eat in Rocky Mount on an I95 road trip and found this place on TA. It was busy and lively but they were able to seat us quickly. We enjoyed the guacamole made table-side, and the portions were huge so we left...More

Thank Abigail M
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We had a table of 10, and had a great meal. The menu selections were typical Mexican, but also some unusual things. (unusual to me anyway). The service was good; they have a full bar and great Margaritas. Its quite a large place and seem...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My wife and I visited this establishment for the first time yesterday (Feb 10, 18) but I promise we will be back. We have finally found our "go to Mexican Food Restaurant). We were met immediately upon entry to the restaurant and were seated. Right...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We frequently travel from our home in NC to DC to visit. We first ate here in 2013. We liked it so much we have planned our trips to stop here at mealtime. The guacamole is fantastic! The entrees are fresh and reasonably priced. The...More

Thank Colleen3030
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We were hungry and just looking for a quick bite and found this amazingly good restaurant. My wife got the three enchilada entree with beef, chicken and cheese. It was cooked perfectly and delicious. I got the vegetarian bean burrito with chili relenos and cheese...More

Thank Ted0000000001
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Coming from Northern California I think we have lots of good Mexican food restaurants around home and El Tapatio gives them a run for their money. Our party of 5 had a variety of dishes including: tortilla soup, chicken quesadillas, veggie quesadillas, fajitas and bean/rice...More

Thank E7864ENjuliel
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30 May 2018|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
23 January 2018|
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Response from Stevenson S | Reviewed this property |
I would think outside is cool....service animals only inside tho.
9 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1815
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-985-0027
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