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El Chanate Restaurant

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The Cliff Lodge, Level A, 9320 S Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092
+1 801-933-2025
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Marietta, GA
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64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stumbled across El Chanate as a dinner choice while staying at a nearby rental home. What a pleasant surprise - a legitimate gourmet dining experience in a very informal setting. The chef is the real deal - all sorts of interesting authentic Mexican dishes, not your typical Americanized food. The tequila choices for the margaritas is extensive. We loved... More 

Thank Glenn90
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were hesitant to try this place since it did not have a great review but after days of eating expensive but less than tasty meals we gave this a try. The service was great as was the food and their margarita. Still not sure why this place gets less stars than the lode bistro.

Thank TheWheaties
Portland, Oregon
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan theirWe almost didn't try this place because of the bad reviews on yelp but it wasn't so bad. Supposedly the chef changed 1 year ago. It's a little pricey for Mexican but once again... you're in a ski resort. A little disclaimer, I lived many years in Southern... More 

Thank nahlalee
Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last night for the weekend we stayed and the food and atmosphere was great. The hostess seating us could have been more proactive in offering options. We really didn't care where we sat. We were happy to start in the bar and work our way into the dining area. That's something that comes from experience which she... More 

Thank PatrickG10
Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food has improved, bit drinks are ridiculous. A margarita is $14 and up. Get real! They just need a better staff.A few years ago the food was so bad I had refused to eat there, but my recent visit was much better.

Thank happycamper505
High Point, North Carolina
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of two choices for happy hour at The Cliff. sometimes live music. friendly staff. Recommend The Great Scott and Mango Jalapeño margaritas. Typical Mexican fare. Pokémon gym in the adjacent game room :)

Thank brokerdt1
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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251 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

#1 reason we ate here: proximity. It's located in the Cliff Lodge. The staff and our server were very nice. We ate in the bar section. Relaxed ambience. Our server was super nice. The chips and salsa were excellent. IPA on tap great. Tequila selection very good. Pork tacos were good as well as chicken mole. Brownie sandwich was good.

Thank John H
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was worn and the menu somewhat limited. Given that it is the only casual dining experience in a large facility would have appreciated selections on the menu that were a bit more diverse. I realize it is a Mexican restaurant but everyone in the building is a captive audience. That said that food was average. The waitress was... More 

Thank Kevjeffnat
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a quick, easy meal. Got so much more than I bargained for. The service was exceptional and the food was worth a return visit.

Thank justine s
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great authentic menu. I had a hard time choosing what I wanted and felt like none of the choices would've been a bad one. Loved the quiet atmosphere and great service. Sopes de carne asada were to die for.

Thank Ty H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cliff Lodge, Level A, 9320 S Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Snowbird
  • Phone Number: +1 801-933-2025

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