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“This place has SO MANY problems!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Chilada's - CLOSED

Chilada's
310 A Street (at North Beach Rd), Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
360-376-6722
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Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Offering Mexican-inspired cuisine & Northwest seafood from our cocina fresca (fresh kitchen).Come enjoy Happy Hour DAILY from 3-6pm with our mesquite grill and full dinner menu starting at 4pm on. Serving lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 - 2:30pm. ¡Hasta pronto amigos!
Washington state
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57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“This place has SO MANY problems!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

As you enter Chilada's from the sidewalk, you will immediately come to the cash register with an attendant, and one tiny little grill about 5' behind the cash register. One extremely harried cook works at a whirlwind pace at this poor little grill attempting to keep pace with all of the orders, but, sadly, she doesn't stand a chance! After waiting on the sidewalk for ten minutes, we were finally able to take the two steps to the cash register, where we ordered one margarita and one beer, as well as a burrito for each of us. We found a table on our own, and then waited....and waited. Eventually, I approached the cash register to inquire about our drinks, but couldn't get noticed because he was too busy. I finally snagged a waiter and got the drinks, but 40 minutes later, we still had not received our meals. No question we would have walked out if we had not already paid! When the burritos were finally delivered, there was a single, very lonely burrito on each plate...no beans, no rice, nada. Pitiful. All in all, the entire 'dining experience' was totally inadequate, and very expensive to boot!
It's one of those restaurants that have business because they are the only Mexican restaurant downtown. Just know that if Chilada's was located on the mainland, it would only survive as a food cart on a city street. Sorry, Chilada's....no recommendation here.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were in Eastsound during Labor Day weekend, so getting into a restaurant was difficult. We had seen Chilada's earlier in the day and thought they might be able to accommodate us. The decor is cozy and the service was very good. I tried the tacos with shredded pork and plantains and served on small corn tortillas. They proved to be quite good. If you like Mexican food, this place is a worthwhile stop.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“good happy hour drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Awesome happy hour margarita on the rocks my boyfriend loved. happy hour food was so so. The staff the first night 8/26/12 was alright the second night the hostess was rude and clueless. we asked if there was still happy hour knowing it was 5:48 pm (hh until 6 pm) she rudely said no. then looked at her watch....we walked out shortly after that. but very cute place,good parking.

Visited August 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Nice Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We are happy hour types. We had wine and ate outside under the trees. It was wonderful. The food was good.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Bilbos is back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We've eaten at Bilbo's for many many years, now the original owners are back, and the quality and service is superb. Loved the fish tacos. Will go back for sure!

Visited August 2012
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