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El Chapala Mexican

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777 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
+1 828-250-9003
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Chattanooga, Tn.
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants because we like this type of food. We came upon this restaurant and decided to eat here based on Tripadvisor reviews. The portions were huge and the flavor of the dishes was excellent. They bring you bean dip to the table and have a salsa bar with different flavored salsas. If I... More 

Thank Vilyfra
Vienna, Virginia
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my husband during our visit to Asheville. The staff was very friendly! The menu has tons of options and all were fairly inexpensive. I had the three flautas which came with a side of rice which was tasty. Husband had the three taco meal with rice and beans. Our total bill was only $25. Filling and... More 

Thank Kelly G
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

we were happy to discover this unassuming cozy mexican place near our hotel. food was fresh and authentic, surprisingly very good. service was warm and efficient.

Thank Aura A
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great and so was our server. He had the menu down pat and gave several recommendations. I got the Texan with steak and bacon per his recommendation and I'll tell you it was great, no disappointment for any of us at the table. Even though the restaurant was nothing special in my opinion the food was. I... More 

Thank Dan M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and good service. Friendly staff love the salsa bar and always love getting bean dip with the chips and salsa.

Thank Rebecka B
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212 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I have been going there for years, but now they have refurbished it and the food is much better than it used to be. They also have a good salsa bar and it is very near the main hospital in the area. Good prices, good size portions.

Thank Jim P
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323 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Great drinks and food- had to wait but sis so at the bar- great food - tacos and wonderful salsa. Service was pleasant and on point

Thank Outlanders
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Found it on TripAdvisor. Tried it. Loved it!! My husband was hungry and cranky after a day of sightseeing and shopping at the Biltmore. Chapala Mexican and Dos XX hit the spot. A local gem.

Thank Diane G
Swannanoa, North Carolina
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

It looked low key on the outside and on a relatively busy junction in Asheville. The inside is unassuming. Was rather put off by the unusual chips and bean dip, not salsa. Main dish was extremely good, good taste and fresh salad included. Very worth a visit indeed. Cheap draft beer too!

Thank Paul E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Amazing local place with a great porch for dining, all food portions were huge, and the price was a great value. Within walking distance from Grand Bohemien Hotel, so skip the chains and enjoy this local treat. Wait staff was terrific, even on the front patio.

Thank DiamondMom19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-250-9003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?