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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
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Ranked #13 of 18 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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English first
Rockwall, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Brookville, OH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We didn't get to the restaurant till late, but it was good food and drink. The wait time was a little slow, they needed more help, but it was also Labor Day weekend.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Probably the least expensive meal you will find in Lake Lure, but the food is barely average. Waitress had difficulty with English and anything that was not explicitly on the menu.

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Lake lure
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love the lunch menu. Get a great meal for not a lot of money. Fast service. Good location. Great view.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The margaritas are good. Nothing special, but good food. The food was ok but nothing to draw me back. We arrived mid afternoon and it was nearly deserted but the waitstaff was busy checking out their personal phones and not really paying attention to us. As more people started coming in the service got better. We sat on the patio... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Worse than the run of the mill chain mexican restaurants you would find in your own home town. If you are at lake lure on vacation don't waste your money here. The food was gross the restaurant smelled weird. I'm not even that picky when it comes to food but this place was gross.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had a group of 8, service was quick and very attentive. Food was good, the fajitas were enough to want to take some home if you hadn't eaten all of it in the first place.

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Orlando, Florida
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428 reviews 428 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

On our way to the Beach at Lake Lure and Water Works, we stopped in for lunch at El Lago. Seeing that the arcade wasn't doing very well, as a destination, I had my doubts; but, the "open" sign beckoned. We were greeted by a friendly host, seated immediately; and, our drink orders were taken. The menu featured an extensive... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times. The food is standard Mexican fare. The service is friendly and quick. The food is hot. The margaritas are good. Nothing special, but consistently good food and service.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Friendly service and staff. Portions are great for sharing! I had the chicken, steak and shrimp combination. Another plate we had was the shrimp and vegetable stir fry. There was a generous amount of shrimp were included. Everything was very good.

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