We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Marcela's Cocina Mexicana

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
119 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816-9291
509-682-4754
Website
Today
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 199: English reviews
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the weekend in Chelan for my bachelorette getaway and after a day of wine-tasting, Marcela's was a great choice for dinner. They don't take reservations but we showed up and they promptly was able to accommodate a group of 8! Quickly we had water and chips'n'salsa and moments later a great waitress took our drink orders which came quickly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gulia9
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Chelan and Manson in the summer for years, but somehow hadn't been here until this year. I think this is by far the best Mexican food we've had in the area. Both my wife and I had something different and both meals were fantastic. Margaritas and mixed drinks were good. Will definitely be going back.

Helpful?
Thank Dane T
Chelan, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Love this restaurant. Good food and good service. The carne asada is wonderful! We go here regularly. Good margaritas too!

Helpful?
Thank carolynglosenger
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My whole family loves coming to Marcela's! They have generous portions of yummy food. Good drinks (on the strong side), and great desserts, especially their churros. I've tried a lot on their menu and I can't pick a favorite. Their margaritas are top notch too. I can't really say anything negative about it, I think my only criticism would be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie M
Chelan, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We have enjoyed Marcela's often and enjoy many of the dishes there. Taco Salads are always a value deal and are full of your choice of meat filling. It is a staple that always hits the spot. Marcela's is a popular dining spot for locals and visitors alike and it is easy to see why.

Helpful?
Thank Wolf P
Washington
Level Contributor
135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Not the best Mexican food I've had but it was not too bad. I had a cod dish with a yummy fruity salsa. There just wasn't enough of it. The piece of fish was literally about 1 inch by 1 inch. I had to search for it under the salsa.

Helpful?
Thank GrandmaShe
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Got the fish tacos and horchata for lunch. Both were great. Everything was very fresh and the service was good. Will definitely come back when I am in town.

Helpful?
Thank bballbronco12
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The dinner was good but our credit card bill was $2 over the dinner bill. Possibly a mistake or not?

Helpful?
Thank Capt-Brigg
Washington State
Level Contributor
332 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is our "go-to" spot for a quick dinner. Every meal starts with chips and salsa....chips tonight were nice and warm. Two salsa selections...a red one that is a little warm and a green one that is cool and really tasty. I ordered Taco al Carbon this evening with steak as the meat. Came with rice, refried beans, lettuce and... More 

Helpful?
Thank busconi
Kirkland, Washington
Level Contributor
119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were lucky enough to get a table on Halloween evening when the whole town does trick or treat on the main street! Margaritas were awesome...the Marcela is a knock out for a light weight. In spite of the crowd service was quick and food came to the table hot in almost no time. We both felt like the sauces... More 

Helpful?
Thank jazzlover44

Travellers who viewed Marcela's Cocina Mexicana also viewed

 

Been to Marcela's Cocina Mexicana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816-9291
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Chelan
  • Phone Number: 509-682-4754
Description
New restaurant in downtown Lake Chelan. great service excellent food. We had the steak and chicken fajitas - very fresh and well prepared. Sat at the brand bartender was super friendly and nice. Known for best margaritas in town. Interesting flavors such as hibiscus or tamarind. Top shelf margarita was the right mix of tart and sweet.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Marcela's Cocina Mexicana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?