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Chapala Express

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1028 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352-4227
+1 509-943-6589
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chapala Express is our go-to place for eating out. Good variety on the menu, good sized portions, reasonable prices, unbelievably fast and the folks there are great! Good vegetarian options and their homemade salsa is a little different every time we go there... and always good! Chile Rellenos are very good and don't miss the Huevos Rancheros and Noplaitos. Good... More 

Thank David C
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

When in he tri-cities, we always stop in for good fast Mexican food accompanied by great friendly service. He chimichanga is a favorite followed by the fajita burrito. Great food for great value

Thank Keri r
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I've lived in Tri for 5 months now and I've tried many different restaurants and so far this one is definitely my favorite! Their service is great and they're all so helpful and chipper and eager to please. The food is always out really fast, like within 5 minutes of sitting down, not even kidding. Not to mention seriously delicious.... More 

Thank kadiehlers
Richland, Washington
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We get food to go here.....a LOT. Once we discovered Chapala Express it became our go to for takeout. Consistently great. Great taste, quick, and one of the best values in the Tri-Cities. Chimichangas and nachos very very good. Chips and especially salsa excellent. Like I said, been here many times and appreciate the CONSISTENCY. Very polite and friendly staff... More 

Thank pkpdbacation
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

They were not very busy the day we had lunch there. We were seated promptly, it took a little while to be served our drinks, chips and salsa. The food was good, your typical Mexican restaurant. A little bit over priced compared with other restaurants with better selection and taste of entrees.

Thank kimmiej1
Issaquah, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Love this place! Small, clean with friendly staff. The service is quick, while waiting for my meal, fresh, homemade salsa (like my mama use to make) and chips are brought to my table. I was thinking I wanted more salsa and I was covered. More salsa was brought to my table without having to ask. There a variety of freshly... More 

2 Thank MimiG6011
Yakima, Washington
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food served cafeteria style. Salsa is delicious. Service was very fast and staff is very friendly. Prices are reasonable. If you are in a rush and want some authentic tasting Mexican food, this is an excellent choice

1 Thank Loren H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere! I've been to a lot of Mexican restaurant and this is one of the best in the tri-cities. Food is always good. Best Margaritas also!

1 Thank Rayna A
Richland, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Combination counter and table service makes for fast service and freshly prepared Mexican specialities.

Thank StraightA51
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I've tried most of the Mexican restaurants in Richland (and most in Kennewick) and Chapala Express has by far the best quality food for the price and speed. The menu is fairly basic, but it's a good selection. The meat marinades are flavorful, and everything is fresh. Watch out for the salsa, as it's made with cerranos and often quite... More 

1 Thank CaelanAegana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352-4227
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tri-Cities  >  Richland
  • Phone Number: +1 509-943-6589

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