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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
+1 828-625-9051
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“chicken soup” (3 reviews)
“bean dip” (2 reviews)
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119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not very impressed with the food. Service was okay. Seem liked your typical Mexican restaurant. The salsa bar was a little confusing and also the cups to get salsa did not go well with the chips.

Thank hcurtis2007
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were so happy with El Lago we went twice in our week of vacation! The Mexican guacamole was so worth it! Do not miss out! The Chimichangas were so delicious and the Mexican rice was equally great! Very cheap lunch especially with kids!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

In from out of state and was so happy to find a Mexican restaurant in town. Walked in, seated immediately. Friendly server, very attentive. The food was very, very good. I have a combo plate with taco, chili relleno, and burrito. It was awesome. The...More

Thank Bhood5
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We have been coming here for years, even when it was a different restaurant across the street called "El Surenos" , the same guy/owner has always added extra charges to the bill. The service is decent, the food is "ok", atmosphere basic, but EVERY time...More

1  Thank milasmom12009
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We came for a late lunch at 3:00 in the afternoon and enjoyed all kinds of great Mexican dishes. They have an extensive menu and are located near the Lake Lure Inn and the Liquor Store. It was friendly and large enough to accommodate parties...More

Thank fairmindedCincinnati
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We currently live in North Carolina in the Asheville area and were passing through Lake Lure when we noticed this restaurant. Decided to give it a try and were very displeased with the service and food. We moved down from Chicago last year and are...More

Thank Joaquin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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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