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El Chapala

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124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
828-235-9193
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north carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we eat here as often as we can! delicious food, salsa is wonderful, wait staff is friendly and polite. Never a long wait no matter how busy they are. Great drinks. Portion size is good, prices are good, You won't be disappointed

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu. Great prices. Fast friendly service. Good food. Would go back. A bit off the beaten path. Not fancy at all.

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Thank KayWangen
Canton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Great food and excellent service. There is a dish for every Spanish / Mexican taste. Staff is very friendly and are ready to help. Great drinks from their mini bar. It can get very busy, but the wait is never too long. Enjoy the food every time we have been there.

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Boone, North Carolina
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177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We again enjoyed our dinner at El Chapla. The service was great and the food was good as always. I love the Fajitas here!

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Thank GranNan04
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall in downtown canton. The service is fantastic and is the food. Don't fill up in chips and salsa because your meal will be amazing. Each time I go I get something different and am never let down.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I eat here at least once a week. The service is top notch and the food is delicious!!! My favorite Mexican restaurant!!

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Thank krmom9703
Canton
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I have eaten at the El Chapala many times over the years. It is a GREAT Place to eat Mexican Food. The atmosphere is is appealing and very friendly. The best thing is the tea is the best any where. I have tried a lot of the Items on the menu and have always been very pleased with what I... More 

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Thank Troy C
Waynesville, North Carolina
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We were passing thru Canton and took a chance on this place. The first thing I noticed was the entrance to this place was nasty, littered with trash and just plain dirty. I would have never continued to the inside, but was with a group that was famished. I followed the herd inside. The dining area was unpleasant and felt... More 

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Grand Rapids
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I've been in much better restaurants where Mexican dishes have been served. Service is slow and staff have a lackadaisical attitude.

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Thank PictureMan_GR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Have eaten here several times, one of the few reasons I will go into the stinking (literally, the paper mill) town of Canton. The building is kind of run-down and has seen its better days. Not the place for atmosphere, but just good, reliable Mexican food at an affordable price. Good friendly service, and some of the best sizzling fajitas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: 828-235-9193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?