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“Not so great”

El Chapala Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #318 of 811 Restaurants in Asheville
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Little Mexican restaurant with boring food. No salsa bar. 2 choices...mild & boring & extremely hot.

Thank fbgem
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

My friends have eaten here on every trip they make but this was my first time. I wasnt sure what to expect but let me say that the food was amazing!! You get a really large portion and the value is excellent. I think we paid under $25 for 3 of us to eat and we couldnt finish it all.

This is a must try if you are in the area. The service was great and it was close to closing time so we were sure we would be rushed but that wasnt the case. A lot of locals walk in from what we could see as well. If the locals come you know its good!

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The service was very good as well as the food. We shared the fajitas for two and it was a combination of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, chorizo sausage and veggies, Delicious! The tortillas were hand made and so soft. It came with a platter of bean, rice, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and guacamole. In addition there is a salsa bar with 6 types of salsa's (red and green), plenty of Pico de Gallo, as well chopped cilantro and onion. With our 2 drinks our bill totaled $18 - great deal for an evening out.

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Thank sensgirl67
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Liked everything about it. Very reasonable cost. Hot Mexican food and frosted mugs of beer. Great chips and salsa.

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We wanted to eat out on the 4th of July and not much was open. We decided on El Chapala. The food was on the salty side. My wife requested black beans instead of the usual refried and they tasted like they just came out of the can. If it was known that a special request would result in getting canned beans, we would not have made that request.

Thank Michael B
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