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El Lago

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119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Prices, Borderline average food and service

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
wurtz77
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New York City
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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
574 reviews 574 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 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
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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Brookville, OH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?