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El Chapala

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124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
+1 828-235-9193
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A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars. As far as the food, we were very disappointed. The chips taste like they... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Casey M
Canton, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 boggle the mind that one would wonder how it stays in business. I am a... More 

Thank Daryl G
Canton, North Carolina, United States
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 makes it easy to order. My husband recommends the Chapala super

Thank Angie R
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 table

Thank Kole13
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 room in the back with lots of tables and seating.

Thank Kimberly R
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I went to eat here with one of my family members we got our food, I got the special burrito with steak and she got a chicken torta. I cut into my burrito and took a bite it was hot on the outside but cold in the middle, I just ate about three bites and we payed and left. When... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
north carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

we eat here as often as we can! delicious food, salsa is wonderful, wait staff is friendly and polite. Never a long wait no matter how busy they are. Great drinks. Portion size is good, prices are good, You won't be disappointed

Thank Haven G
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151 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu. Great prices. Fast friendly service. Good food. Would go back. A bit off the beaten path. Not fancy at all.

Thank KayWangen
Canton, North Carolina
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Great food and excellent service. There is a dish for every Spanish / Mexican taste. Staff is very friendly and are ready to help. Great drinks from their mini bar. It can get very busy, but the wait is never too long. Enjoy the food every time we have been there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?