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El Chapala

124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
+1 828-235-9193
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
3 Feb 2018
“Magnetism 26”
8 Aug 2017
“El Chapala”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had my birthday lunch from this restaurant!!! Excellent food and friendly staff. They have a wide variety of Mexican food at reasonable prices!!! The homemade salsa, cheese dip and chips make a visit here worthwhile!!!

Thank Magnetism26
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The name has changed to Tres Compas. Same wonderful staff and food. Everything is very good, served hot. The Marguaritas are out of this world good. Plenty of spirits in those!

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nothing has changed except the name. Same run down booths and tables the food is still average but the prices are good.

Thank Jo Anne K
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Food is good. Service very good. Dinning area is a little rundown,but clean. Margaritas were very good.

Thank Clinical R
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews and most were good so we decided to try it. The building appears to be old and that may be why the inside doesnt have a good appearance. The staff was great and that is why I am giving the 2...More

Thank Coungirl
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great service! Chicken chimichangas are the best. Can't beat the Salsa and cheese dip!

Thank Casey M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I really don't know the answer to my own question as stated in the title. El Chapala is not the cleanest restaurant around. It is not the best located restaurant. It has little ambiance to speak of. If fact, there are so many negatives to...More

Thank Daryl G
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

When we are looking for a local restaurant with Mexican cuisine, this is our first choice. The food is always fresh and the service is always quick. We never wait more than 10 minutes for our food. The waiters speak fluent English and Spanish which...More

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to get Mexican food! Chimichangas are the best and the hot cheese dip is to die for. Boyfriend says he loves the frozen margaritas...And you can't beat the price or the fact that you never have to wait for a...More

Thank Kole13
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We love to eat here!! We eat here at least 4 times a month or more! The staff is extremely friendly and the food is wonderful! Quick service and daily specials! A great place to meet up for dinner meetings too. They have a big...More

Thank Kimberly R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-235-9193
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