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119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
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Ranked #13 of 18 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
493 reviews 493 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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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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