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El Chapala - CLOSED

170 Reservoir Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714-3322
+1 828-682-9110
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible58%
30 Aug 2015
“Worst Mexican Ever!”
23 Aug 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
170 Reservoir Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714-3322
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This is in Spruce Pine, NOT Burnsville. Rio's in Burnsville is TERRIFIC. El Chapala puts oregano in their salsa. It was so bad, we added half a jar of hot sauce that still didn't hide it. Another review mentioned the grumpy waitress. She's still there....More

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We knew nothing of Burnsville. We saw a sign for this small Mexican restaurant. We decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised. They have a surprisingly extensive menu for a small restaurant. My wife and I went there twice during our stay...More

2  Thank Herve L
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

I love authentic Mexican food and had seen this place several times while visiting Yancey County.I wish I had checked Trip Advisor before wasting my money and time there. The food came out and was barely warm...and my order came out before I had a...More

Thank Sherry2012Charlotte
Reviewed 7 August 2013

nasty.. bad service and I couldn't help but notice a small garden behind their business. Are they feeding us stuff grown from pesticide ridden soil??

Thank duckwrth
Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

i visited this place just to try what it is like to have mexican food in the mountains. And, no you can't have good mexican food in the mountains. we entered into the restaurant at lunchtime and saw the servers huddled in one corner talking,...More

Thank maverick72
Reviewed 22 October 2011

I've eaten here many times. I have never been disappointed. Service is always pleasant and fast. Not sure where the other review went but it could not have been El Chapala.

2  Thank Bobbymc63
Reviewed 3 September 2010

I have eaten here 4-5 times and each time have been disappointed primarily due to the grumpy waitress. Food comes out within 1-2 minutes after ordering. Nothing great.

Thank Wheninusa
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Reservoir Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714-3322
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-682-9110
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