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2117 12th Ave Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-6312
+1 208-461-9355
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated quickly and our server brought our chips and salsa right away. The chips were freshly made and salsa had a nice flavor and a little zip. My fajitas were excellent and my wife had the Devils shrimp it was good as well. The only reason it's not 5 stars is the seating isn't as Intimate as I... More 

Thank Damian T
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Chapalas is a wonderful family environment with good food. Where they shine is in their service. While we're only going about once a month Maria still recognizes us and remembers what our favorites are on the menu. I will always feel comfortable recommending chapalas to anybody who wanted to have the standard assortment of Mexican foods.

Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The food was so flavorful and cooked perfectly. I had the pork carnitas and my husband has the burrito de carne asada. Both of us had left overs due to great portions. Then there is the service. The waitress and her assisting staff were wonderful and so attentive from the minute we were seated taking drink orders until after we... More 

Thank Shaylyn V
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We eat at Chapala's frequently. Great staff. They have come to know our Pastor and his family as well as many other church members. The fun part is asking for them to surprise us with a dish. We never go wrong and always have a delicious meal.

Thank jJessup
Nampa, Idaho
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Nice atmosphere, good Mexican food served by pleasant wait staff! The chips served before the meal come with salsa and also a bowl of beans--very tasty! Everything from taco salads to combination plates on the extensive menu. Kids menu items and some American food items available. Everything we've tried here is good! Enjoy the variety! Good place to meet friends... More 

Thank Ruth G
Nampa, Idaho
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231 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Whenever I eat here I leave feeling disappointed that I didn't really enjoy good Mexican food. The food is ok, but nothing special and it is very Americanized. The service is good but the food is lacking that Mexican food deliciousness I crave.

Thank 64familyfun
Nampa, Idaho
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Best Around. The Best Service around. The Best Manager around. This place is one of my families favorite I have been going here for about 11 years. Is it authentic somewhat, but it is Americanized. Ones that aren't don't seem to do well around here. I however do like the more authentic and if you ask they will hook... More 

Thank pjb03
Nampa, Idaho
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

This restaurant offers a fair range of Mexican entrees. The service is typically decent and the food is okay - it's not top tier, but neither are the prices. They provide chips/dips as a part of the meal, and a free refill on many of the more common beverages. I like their lemonade myself.

Thank WileEC_ID
Houston, Texas
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123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

My brothers and father came here for a little outing. We were immediately put-off by the fact that they had locked the doors 30 minutes prior to closing we have us attitude about opening them again. Thankfully the manager was there as instructed the Employees. I've never been to a Mexican restaurant (Tex mex) that didn't have either queso dip... More 

Thank Skiveez
Nampa, Idaho
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

The food is great and so is the service. We have never had a bad meal there for Breakfast or lunch. The restaurant is clean and so are the bathrooms.

Thank Foxxyone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2117 12th Ave Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-6312
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Nampa
  • Phone Number: +1 208-461-9355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?