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La Palma

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71 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC
828-837 4847
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very nice meal.

Good food and value all around. As mentioned elsewhere, very friendly and quick service. Tripadvisor indeed has the name right - it IS La Palma.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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Murphy, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I feel sorry for this restaurant. There are several, and I mean several authentic Mexican dishes that are not offered, but should be. Cochinita Pibil, Atole, Tacos al pastor. They are very short staffed so I imagine they just do not have the funds for such a menu. Instead, they decided to do as the other local Mexican restaurants do,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the best little find in downtown murphy! Ask for the roasted salsa to eat with your chips and you won't be disappointed. Very friendly staff and great food!

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Murphy, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Chips and salsa were great, drinks came out fast, place smelled like good food.... The burritos etc tasted and felt like they were just microwaved. Hope were wrong

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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good food and value all around. As mentioned elsewhere, very friendly and quick service. Tripadvisor indeed has the name right - it IS La Palma.

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Nantahala Township, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Maybe we should of guessed since we were the only customers that it might not be good, but we gave it a shot anyways. The food just wasn't good for us, maybe its the style of Mexican food or something. The place was clean and the staff was pleasant.

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Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Large portions, great chips and salsa. Fast (really fast) service. A hidden gem in the hills of North Carolina.

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copperhill, tn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

As another writer noted, the correct name of this place is Las Palmas. Also, as most others reported, the interior is sure not fancy, and probably turns many people away before they have a chance to have some of the best Mexican food in the tri-state area of NC/TN/GA. We have eaten at most all of them in all three... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Hole in the wall Mexican but good food and price. Chips and salsa was delicious and bottomless. Enchiladas Supremas was yummy but a little smaller then expected. We had $1 Dos Equis in frosty mugs. Place was empty Sun at 8pm.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were surprised to find an authentic Mexican restaurant in Murphy. The restaurant is small and doesn't look like much from the outside. But the food was fresh and well prepared. We both thought it was some of the best Mexican food we have eaten this side of the border.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Had a nice meal on a Sunday evening when traveling through Murphy on our way to Asheville. The buffet was tempting but we weren't that hungry so we split an order of tasty chicken fajitas. Reasonable prices and great food. We'll be back!

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Address: 71 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC
Phone Number: 828-837 4847
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Murphy
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 71 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Murphy
  • Phone Number: 828-837 4847

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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