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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
+1 828-625-9051
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good20%
  • 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 3 weeks ago

Great food, great menu, great staff. One of our favorite restaurants in Lake Lure. I just wish they were open year round.

Thank lakelure
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a very good restaurant for dinner or lunch. There are over 10 choices for $5 lunches! fast service, good food

Thank 567kathrynf
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I’m SUPER picky about my Mexican food and hands down this is some of the best I’ve had. However the service SUCKED. Any time you asked for anything they seemed completely inconvenienced.

Thank ThereBeBears
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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