We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great Service, Best Salsa in Madison”

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Chapala Authentic Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 182 Restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Service, Best Salsa in Madison”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Chimichanga is just okay. Steak and rice is the family's go to dish for Chapala. But they have hands down the best salsa in town.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Ol3and3r
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good top shelf margarita”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Went in alone for early dinner. I had the enchiladas with cheese and onions plus a Jose margarita. Impressed with the food, drink, service, and cleanliness. I will go back.

2 Thank Thekeithman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Athens, Alabama
Level Contributor
464 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Excellent Salsa, Otherwise Average”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

The best salsa we've had in recent memory, very good service, otherwise the meals were just average. I had a combo plate with a beef taco, two enchiladas and a tamale, she had a grilled pork taco platter. Mine was ok but nothing outstanding, hers had a good degree of fat in the meat. With a coffee and an iced tea, the meal was $22.01 with tax, not including tip-pretty much average for the area. Exterior and interior are pretty plain.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Gary G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in the Area; Favorite Margarita in the World”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

My family and I have come here nearly every Friday since moving here 5 years ago, and we love the food, the drinks and the family that runs it. We have never had a bad meal and the margaritas are the best ever- made from scratch, strong enough without being obnoxious, and very reasonably priced. After having the Chapala Margarita for a few years I have found that I had to stop drinking them anywhere else while on travel because everything is a disappointment by comparison- even in Texas & NM. In addition to the extensive menu, we have been able to just make up any combination of items not on the menu and it is always good and inexpensive. The restaurant gets crowded on Fridays and is very popular with an extremely-loyal base of local customers. Best Mexican place ever... including Mexico.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank A_Biz_Trvlr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“County Line's answer for Mexican Food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We've visited often and even do take out from Chapala. This visit was for take out. We had chips, salsa, appetizers and a couple of main dishes. Sat down, had a drink and watched some basketball on the television while I waited and the food was out in less than 15 minutes even though the place was packed. Not overpriced and the food is very good.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank drrocket69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Chapala Authentic Mexican Restaurant also viewed


Been to Chapala Authentic Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing