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Chapala

2117 12th Ave Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-6312
208-461-9355
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Ranked #52 of 167 restaurants in Nampa
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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El Centro, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had lunch there last week and thought it was pretty good for Idaho. After living 15 miles north of the Baja border for 55 years, myself and fellow CA refugee thought the food was pretty good. Service was better than most. Our drinks and chips were replaced quickly along with the bean dip. Food was the best I have had... More

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Richland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were traveling through here in mid-April and met a friend for lunch. We had done the same nearly a year ago and at that time we enjoyed a good meal. This was not the case today, our meal was sub-par,(very bland and un-appetizing) the chips and salsa were really lacking, the service was slow and uncaring and it was... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

took longer to be seated than usual been eating there for a long time seem like its been going down hill for a while made a last ditch effort to see if it was just me. the straw that broke the camels back was we got no water, even after asking for it didn't get the full order and our... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Most over priced Mexican Food in Nampa. Look around no Hispanics here other than wait staff. No Lunch specials here on weekends, other local Mexican restaurants highlight there lunch specials. Last time I was there, had a large group on Sunday, chips came in repeatedly smaller baskets. Pico degio was bland and watery. Food is greasy and poorly prepared. Margaritas... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Came for lunch and would return. Since I was with a group of 8, and none of us had any complaints about the quality of the food I would definitely give it another try. The chicken and beef dishes were well seasoned (not overly salted, but seasoned) and the dips were tasteful. You can get slightly better Mexican food but... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Very comparable to other Mexican chain restaurants I've been to. Maybe better, chapala has more options and they cook their food better.

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Keizer, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Five of us decided to try Chapala's after golf and the food was out quickly and was outstanding. Better chips and salsa at other places but these were adequate, but when the main meals came, we all were impressed. For me, I had quit chimichangas a while back because of the deep fried issues. Didn't need the grease and calories... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

In Nampa this is one of very few places to bother eating. I recommend the Seven Seas Soup if you like seafood. A little $$$ but worth it. You can order things "homestyle" and get the un-Americanized version of many items. The staff is super friendly and it is really ok for families. When your kids make a bit of... More

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Nampa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

WE love the food and the staff are always friendly. The Maria's always remember us... maybe that means we go lots. Oh well it's good.

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Idaho
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I am reviewing the Chapala Restaurant on 12th Avenue. If you like well prepared Mexican food with a nice atmosphere and friendly service, this is the place for you! Locals know that you can enjoy your food and can chat without feeling rushed. I have eaten here more times than I can count - and can tell you everything on... More

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