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El Chapala Mexican Restaurant

) #296 of 581 Restaurants in Asheville $ Mexican,
282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
+1 828-665-0430
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“bean burrito” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jacquie F
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Very friendly service. Good value and variety. Food was hot and fresh. Margaritas were something special :)

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We were driving through Asheville on vacation, and stopped here for an unplanned meal during the afternoon on a Sunday. Restaurant was very busy even though it was during 'off' hours. Looked like a local crowd. Our food was very good. Recommend the pork enchiladas...More

Thank KiniGirl1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I am completely shocked that anyone would rate this place higher than one star. The food was not appealing AT ALL - the "giant" steak burrito had about five or six pieces of overdone dried steak/gristle and the chicken quesadilla was so slimy all of...More

Thank Jwings28
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Food was okay. Service was okay. Didn't ask name for the order, just asked what I ordered. I'm giving it a 4 because it was the best cheese sauce ever!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stopped to grab a quick bite to eat as this was close to our hotel. The restaurant is missing its neon sign in front but easy to find from google maps. The interior was bright and the food quite good - huge portions. The salsa...More

Thank Urszula C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Food really tasted bad. Simple as that. Chicken enchiladas were short on chicken and long on canned sauce flavor. Watery refried beans and paper flat rice.

Thank Bill T
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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
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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