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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
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Ranked #15 of 17 restaurants in Lake Lure
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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362 reviews 362 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our favorite Sunday spot! They really take good care of us. Great food, Great value, awesome servers and owners. Going there tonight!

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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We are accustomed to The Azteca in the Charlotte area. It is very hard not to compare because of how good it is. We had the Carne Asada. It was seasoned well enough and was very tasty. The service was good and timely. The tourism hasn't really cranked up in April so there were few people. We would definitely eat... More

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I've had much better Mexican food. When we walked in it felt dirty so we asked to eat outside. Service was fair and their business was slow. I don't think I'll go back.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

So on a nice drive, we decided to stop at an old place, but it's now a Mexican restaurant. Service was cold as ice, not friendly at all. Bathroom was DIRTY! Food was ok. We should have guessed when there only 3 tables. I told the girls there were no towels in the bathroom I got an oh.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were lucky enough to choose this restaurant on our last night in Lake Lure, but bummed we didn't try it sooner! It was DELICIOUS! Not to mention I ordered a large margarita which was HUGE!!!! Like a giant fishbowl! It was a true hit! I had the chicken enchiladas, which were amazing! I would most definitely recommend El Lago... More

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wow. I was shocked by Bill's comments, then I looked at his reviews of other restaurants and just came to a conclusion. Regardless. I am a part of a large part of Lake Lureians that absolutely love El Lago. I've been dining with this group at their previous location as well as their current. I have never had a bad... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Service was excellent, prices fair. Located very close to our lodging. Food was hot and perfectly prepared.

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