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El Lago

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119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good pico

Great prices. Better than other places that are really close. The pico was very good & the veggie chile poblanos.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
angie1801
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Raleigh, NC
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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What more can you ask for? Pleasant location that feels like a vacation. Friendly staff, large portions of yummy food. Also, excellent spicy salsa.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Consistently wonderful food and service! I go there all of the time. Every dish is fantastic. It is a family owned business where everyone is extremely courteous and friendly.

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Raleigh, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great prices. Better than other places that are really close. The pico was very good & the veggie chile poblanos.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

So not think this is the best Mexican food you will eat. It will satisfy your desire for a taco. You will not walk away wowed, but you will appreciate the amount of food for the money. I recommend this place because of the value and the proximity of other attractions. Do not be afraid, just properly set your expectations.

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New York City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was the most economical meal of our visit. The food was average at best and the service was not anything to write home about. We still enjoyed ourselves and would return if we revisit the area.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fajitas were scrumptious!!!!!! Love the hot sauce :-) :-) :-) Highly recommend!! One of the locals who manages a restaurant of their own recommended. They go there after they close every Sunday.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My family and I were driving by looking for a place to eat and we saw this place, so we decided to try it! We went in there, they were busy so we waited a little to be seated before someone came out running yelling "How many?!" Not a welcoming word was said but we still decided to give them... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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487 helpful votes 487 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Everything in Chimney Rock was closed so we were heading back to the cabin and noticed an open sign at the end of the Lake Lure beach sort of hidden from view. We pulled in and saw it was a restaurant. We decided to give it a try. This was the first time we noticed it and we've driven past... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Ample portions - I had Fajitas (Beef & Chicken) Would recommend the restaurant to anyone that enjoys good Mexican cuisine

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Rockwall, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Being from Texas there are two types of food that we do exceptionally well, BBQ and Tex-Mex, to go to NC and find a Mexican food place that was solid was surprising. Good salsa and queso to start, the enchiladas were spiced well and all of the dishes were great. The service was a bit lacking but you can do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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