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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
+1 828-625-9051
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“bean dip” (3 reviews)
“guac” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The wait staff is not friendly at all. They seem inconvenienced that you ask for anything. The salsa bar was empty and we asked if they had more salsa. 7 minutes later, she came and told me no. If you run out of chips, they...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Lake Lure/Chimney Rock has a few restaurants that have bars but they could/should look into a few more. We visited El Lago at 3pm. We were the only people in the place on a Friday afternoon. We ordered a margarita it was large and was...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and son had the ACP which was grilled chicken strips in a cheese sauce with rice. I had the chicken and avocado soup. Both were wonderful

Thank John M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This place has standard mexican restaurant food-- nothing terribly different. They do offer a salsa bar, and the chips are served with a bean dip, but other than that, everything is exactly like it is at any other mexican restaurant in the US.

Thank ireland4evr
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Yummy fajitas, very reasonable prices! Service was good/okay. the guac was also good! Would def go again

Thank Alisha H
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were surprised and very pleased at the quick, efficient service and food choices we got at this restaurant. We had a wonderful meal.

Thank 9allmine
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant features tasty and authentic Mexican dishes. The portions are large and generous, and our servers were prompt and welcoming. Surprisingly good for a mountain region so far from Mexico!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Walked in and there was no cashier or hostess to seat us. couple infront of us gave up and walked out. I finally caught the eye of a server and I asked if it was self seat as ther was no sign indicating seat yourself...More

Thank g8torken2
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Above average for the typical Mexican restaurant. Bean dip with chips is a different touch plus there a salsa bar with many varieties. Chicken fajitas were really good and a large portion. Cheese dip could have been warmer but overall good food and good experience.

Thank jhclay
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Looking for a change from the hamburgs and sandwiches offered in the Chimney Rock area, we chose to have a late lunch here. It was 2:30 and their lunch specials are available until 3:00. The prices are very reasonable and the food was delicious! The...More

Thank oceangirl59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-9051
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