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El Chanate Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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The Cliff Lodge, Level A, 9320 S Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092
+1 801-933-2025
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty good Southwestern-Mexican restaurant at the Cliff Lodge. Casual, friendly, decent food, down-to-earth.

Thank Scottsdale_Guy
Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff and food here are amazing! I would highly recommend that you visit if you are spending any time at the resort.

Thank DanielandKristina
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Snowbird for a conference and the staffing clearly wasn't beefed up to handle the crowds at the bar and at the restaurant. However, the servers tried their best, but the wait for drinks, food and the check was long. The sole bartender was overwhelmed and it's unclear why they didn't have 3-4 bartenders working that night. The... More 

Thank Scubagirl58
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are at Snowbird for a medical conference. We have had a difficult time finding good restaurants to begin. El Chanate was recommended by an employee. We enjoy sitting at the bar. The bartender was servicing the entire restaurant including bar patrons. Dirty glasses were stacked up and he clearly was overwhelmed. With that said, we did... More 

Thank Brandie W
Martha's Vineyard
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stopped in here after a day on the mountain. He had the spicy Chipotle Chicken tacos and I had the super veggie burrito with house made hot sauce. Both were very flavorful and delicious. I also had Pinot Noir, sold by the glass, from Chile, that was very good. I'd recommend this restaurant and would return

Thank Knows
Marietta, GA
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64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stumbled across El Chanate as a dinner choice while staying at a nearby rental home. What a pleasant surprise - a legitimate gourmet dining experience in a very informal setting. The chef is the real deal - all sorts of interesting authentic Mexican dishes, not your typical Americanized food. The tequila choices for the margaritas is extensive. We loved... More 

Thank Glenn90
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were hesitant to try this place since it did not have a great review but after days of eating expensive but less than tasty meals we gave this a try. The service was great as was the food and their margarita. Still not sure why this place gets less stars than the lode bistro.

Thank TheWheaties
Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan theirWe almost didn't try this place because of the bad reviews on yelp but it wasn't so bad. Supposedly the chef changed 1 year ago. It's a little pricey for Mexican but once again... you're in a ski resort. A little disclaimer, I lived many years in Southern... More 

Thank nahlalee
Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was our last night for the weekend we stayed and the food and atmosphere was great. The hostess seating us could have been more proactive in offering options. We really didn't care where we sat. We were happy to start in the bar and work our way into the dining area. That's something that comes from experience which she... More 

Thank PatrickG10
Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food has improved, bit drinks are ridiculous. A margarita is $14 and up. Get real! They just need a better staff.A few years ago the food was so bad I had refused to eat there, but my recent visit was much better.

Thank happycamper505

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cliff Lodge, Level A, 9320 S Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Snowbird
  • Phone Number: +1 801-933-2025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?