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El Chapala Mexican Restaurant

282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
+1 828-665-0430
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“refried beans” (4 reviews)
“crispy chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Nothing really stands out as exceptional but service was good, food was just okay. Portions were larger than normal.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Stopped here for lunch, again and once again it was disgusting. I did not recognize what they brought to my table as a Chili Relleno? It was some hamburger meat in a running bean soup with some melted cheese. I asked about it and they...More

Thank Bland H
Reviewed 25 November 2017

You at all Mexican food staying Asheville West area this is the best place for dinner. My wife and I joy authentic Mexican food were not disappointed at all. The flavors were authentic service was top of line. Excellent value to your dollar. They also...More

Thank John41354
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The beans and rice were excellent. The carne asada taco was just OK; the steak was like what they put in Philly cheese steaks, which is not typical of a good Mexican restaurant. The enchiladas were also just average. Service was excellent and very very...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went here for a late dinner after a full day of sight seeing. Great mango and strawberry margaritas! and the Chile Poblano was one of the best I've ever had. Great, friendly service. The locals seemed to gather here and that is a good indication...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

First time here recommended by the hotel staff. Food was great as was the service. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Mountainlover1234
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here with family of four and had an excellent meal - even two teenagers liked what they had. My chimichanga was tasty and filling - and the chips and salsa beforehand were authentic and plentiful. Flautas and burrito were great as well. It was...More

Thank Paylow
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The food is not bad. It is also the only resturant right off the road. The only mexican resturant that I have ever seen with a lunch buffet, which I am sorry we just missed.

Thank wook323
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We decided to try this restaurant and it has some good reviews. Boy, did we make a mistake!!! The salsa is way too hot and the food was way to cold. At 11:00 am the food on the buffet (we chose so we could try...More

Thank TatTat1
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My hubby is from Chile and we love to eat any kind of hispanic food whereever we go. In this case, it was a popular spot with the locals and therefore good for us!. We were stuffed from the food and didn't break the bank....More

1  Thank Jacquie F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-665-0430
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