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“ugh, did not live up to expectations” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Chapalitas Grill

Chapalitas Grill
200 S. Main St., Hailey, ID
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Ranked #17 of 39 Restaurants in Hailey
Cuisines: Mexican
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idaho
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“ugh, did not live up to expectations”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

we had been told to try this establishment, coming highly recommended by friends...
we had two dos equis on tap..great, followed by the combination..tamale/enchalada and a pork taco, all this to be split. we asked for the combination to be all chicken. the taco came, hard shell out of a box (is it that hard to make them yourselves??), but the taco had great chunks of pork and was tasty. the tamale, on the other hand was unedible and un recognizable. never seen anything like it. . the outside had something similar to a corn dog outside, and the meat (was there any?) was pork..oh, she said, we only make pork...humm, could have been a good time when we ordered to tell us. i can't even explain what the tamale looked like, and the outside dough was slightly burned. i have had many tamales, and would have never know what this was, had i not ordered it!!
she did bring us a great chicken, tomatillo enchalada to try and it was good.
i would never come back, as we have a real favorite in hailey, and should have gone there.
sorry.
also, the mexican coleslaw, that is given for a free appetizer, was left out for a while..couldn't tell if it was seafood, or just veges. the chips were all broken, and was hard to find one to use with the great salsa.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Reasonably Priced Good Mexican Dinners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My wife and I both had a form of taco salad. Rather than lettuce and a few other salad items simply being dumped into a deep fried tortilla bowl, her salad was on a flour tortilla and mine was directly on a plate sans tortilla bowl. Both of us enjoyed very much our salads, which were both delicious and filling. The chips and chip sauces (four of them) were all very good. The service of the wait staff was attentive and friendly. We would like to revisit this restaurant again and experience other fares on the menu.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Had a delightful dinner at the Chapalitas Grill. Everything was made in house and the staff were quite friendly. The restaurant is very clean and nicely decorated. Tortilla chips were served with both red and green salsa as well as decadent bean dip. I had a Burrito Verde dinner, which was excellent for only $9.50, and a house margarita rocks. I would absolutely return the next time I'm in town.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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