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El Lago

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119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food in Downtown Lake Lure!

Reminds me of my hometown California Mexican restaurant, family run, with great service and very good Mexican fare! A standard place on the nights we don't want to cook!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Good service, nice menu, excellent salsa! Hubby and I really enjoyed our meal here. The price was also right for the quality. Convenient location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Reminds me of my hometown California Mexican restaurant, family run, with great service and very good Mexican fare! A standard place on the nights we don't want to cook!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Queso, chips and salsa all great. Fast service, very clean restaurant. Highly recommend. Beans are delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Only down was service a little slow, but the food and prices makes up for it. Right across from the lake makes for a great after dinner stroll.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great variety on the menu, great prices, complimentary chips and salsa (mild and hot), try the michelada (beer with tomato juice and spices).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Good, standard Mexican fare. Nice staff. Great location convenient to the Lake Lure beach. The spicy salsa is muy bueno!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The El Lago was within walking distance of the 1927 Lake Lure Inn where we were staying so we decided to try it. The food was great and the beer was cold and served in frosted mugs. Our server was prompt and kept us supplied with chips and salsa.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I, happened to come across this restaurant while we were visiting Lake Lure. We decided to give it a try, let's just start out by saying I wasn't impressed on how we were greeted by a younger girl. We felt like she had an attitude while taking our drink orders, my bf asked if they had any... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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  • 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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