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El Chapala Mexican Restaurant

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282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
+1 828-665-0430
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Candler, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit El Chapala at least 2-3 times a month and never have a complaint. This is our favorite local Mexican restaurant, it's always fast, it's always hot, and it's always delicious! If you like something with a huge flavor then order the Chorro Polo! Amazing flavor in the crispy chorizo sausage on a tender flattened chicken breast with cheese,... More 

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Thank Heather J
Asheville, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The servers were not prepared. The food was average at best for an American style menu. No authenticity. Taco Bell with beer.

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Thank Chelada2017
caracas
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. 8 pages of menu. Full bar. Good service. Great place for family and friends. Excellent prices.

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Thank diana M
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us stopped in to eat dinner Sunday evening. They were understaffed and it took 20 minutes to be seated even though there were several empty tables available. My friend ordered half order of Chimichanga chicken, I had chicken nachos and my other friend had full order of steak Chimichanga. After several bites, my buddy with the chicken chimi,... More 

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Thank dcbeau
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an average Mexican meal with average service. I got the single steak fajitas and I would say that they were good with a very large portion for the price. They provide chips with a bean dip on the table and then have a salsa bar that you can try a variety of sauces from at no extra charge.... More 

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Thank Crystal S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't even give it a star if I didn't have to. Me and my boyfriend has been going to this place for many years! Not to mention our family, friends, co-workers, etc. I will never go again after what happened tonight. First of all we get a 3 chicken strip kids meal, the chicken strips come out and they... More 

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Thank Tabitha M
Monkton, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting Asheville we came upon this place and thought we'd try. This restaurant wasn't fancy but the food was excellent. The shrimp quesadilla was delicious with the refried beans inside the tortilla and the price was really reasonable. Homemade sangria was excellent too. Fast and friendly staff.

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Thank Deb D
Auburn, Alabama
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had read a review that sounded decent. We eat lots of Mexican food and while there was nothing wrong with the food, we considered it average. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The salsa was good. The restaurant was clean.

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Thank Karen F
Lake Wales, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Met friends there. Staff great. Food great. Prices very fair. Kid friendly. Will definately visit again soon.

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Thank Katrina N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went to El Chapala based on the recommendation of the staff at our hotel. At 6:30 on a Monday, we were seated right away and received friendly and fast service. The food was good, not your standard chain Mexican restaurant beans/rice and entree. My husband said the spicy enchilada with jalapeño sauce was quite good, but too hot for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-665-0430

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