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Chapala

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1 Hanakawamachi, Takayama 506-0015 , Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-34-9800
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweet little place....

Visited for dinner and were the only two in there. Owner was very welcoming and our margaritas arrived swiftly. Strong and hit the spot! Shared a spicy sausage for starters and then chilli, jambalaya and chicken enchiladas. All came one dish at a time but the guy was cooking as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Hufflepuff33
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited for dinner and were the only two in there. Owner was very welcoming and our margaritas arrived swiftly. Strong and hit the spot! Shared a spicy sausage for starters and then chilli, jambalaya and chicken enchiladas. All came one dish at a time but the guy was cooking as well as serving! Would class these dishes more as tapas... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

we stayed in takayama 4 days, 3 out of them we had our dinner in chapala. i guess that sais it all. the salads were fresh and delicious and all the other dishes we tried were delicious as well. the atmospehre is great and the owenr / chef / waiter is the most gentle man we have ever met

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Came here on a cold and rainy night and had a great experience. Greg service was really good, as was the food. Reasonably priced.

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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food isn't very authentic and the plates were a little small but the owner made one mean margarita! I would suggest coming here for a drink and some guacamole but finding another spot for dinner.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dined here a couple of nights ago on a cold and wet Takyama night. Cosy little spot that does a really good burrito and very reasonable prices. Only the chef was on duty so lucky there weren't too many people otherwise it could have stressed him too much but he works well. Highly recommend if you fancy a change from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place was so lovely! The food is delicious and the chief was very polite. I had a salad which was quite tasty but it was quite small so I'd suggest having it with something else.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We read the reviews so we gave it a try but were disappointed. The guacomole, the salsa and tomato salad were all ok, but the taquitos were spicy sausages wrapped in tortillas. The beef on the tostadas was minced rather than shredded. Great atmosphere.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Came here due to the great reviews on trip advisor....definitely not disappointed! The food was amazing, really didn't expect to get great Mexican good in a tiny town in Japan. The food was all cooked fresh and was really delicious, great for vegetarians too. The atmosphere is lovely and the owner is very friendly. Definitely recommend this lovely little restaurant... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A small Japanese mountain town isn't a place where you'd expect to find good Mexican food, but this restaurant was great. The owner (and chef) was incredibly nice and cooked some really solid Mexican food. Guacamole was great, beef tacos were solid, and chicken enchiladas were really tasty. The atmosphere was surprisingly authentic (it looked like a Mexican restaurant should).... More 

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Beijing, China
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16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really lovely man working here... We visited when the restaurant was really busy but he still got our food to us within 15 minutes. Nice place to just chill and have a corona - worth the wait! Rice in the burritos was a little Japanese rather than Mexican, but everything still tasted great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Hanakawamachi, Takayama 506-0015 , Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-34-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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