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“Fantastico!! Exceeds its reputation!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Medina's Village Bistro

Medina's Village Bistro
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A full service casual gourmet dining experience for everyone. We cater to individual needs on a daily basis. Call ahead takeout
Greenville, SC
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastico!! Exceeds its reputation!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

During our 3 day stay at Lake Lure, we decided to stop in this very charming restaurant for a late, leisurely lunch. We were immediately greeted by the lovely Carmella and invited to take a seat of our choice. The staff at Medina's were very friendly and we were treated like family. I couldn't decide whether I wanted ttheir soup of the day (sweet potato) or their house specialty (roasted red pepper) so Carmella offered a sampling of each to help me decide. Both were outstanding, but decided on the roasted red pepper and I could have eaten a gallon of it!! Best soup I've ever eaten in 60 years!! Their chicken salad was scrumptious!! Hubby had turkey on marble bread (outstanding!!), their house salad and a bowl of soup! We're going back again tonight! Owners Megan & Joe really know how to run a first class restaurant. Everything is fresh and absolutely delicious!! Medinas is by far the best restaurant in Chimney Rock / Lake Lure area! A MUST TO TRY!! You'll be back for seconds!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Re review!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

After having several meals here, breakfast, lunch and dinners, I still maintain it is one of the best meals in CR/LL. Love those cinnamon buns! Service is great. For those that say it is slow, perhaps it it because they are so popular, the word is out!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sun_and_Rum_Lover
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Athens, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, but just a little slow...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

My sweetie and I had lunch here last week. I ordered a turkey club sandwich, and it may be the best one I'd ever had. The bread was fresh marble rye, and it was real carved turkey, not deli lunch meat. However, my sweetie ordered the day's special, lasagna. It took perhaps 30 minutes to get our food, supposedly because of the lasagna. While it was delicious, he felt that because it was the special of the day, it should have been ready quicker.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marianne457
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great local flavor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast and enjoyed killer cinnamon buns and eggs Benedict with "city ham" (like country ham, but less salty!?!?). The owner was very friendly and she took good care of us. Don't think twice, this one is a no brainer.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Cinnamon Bun EVER!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

I could not get enough of their world famous Cinnamon Buns. The sweet cream filling inside of the warm flaky pastry covered in cinnamon and powered sugar was out of this world. I wanted to lick the plate it was that good. Yum Yum!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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