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El Chapala

Mexican, Southwestern
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69 New Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9765
+1 828-877-5220
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Brevard, North Carolina
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313 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Always friendly and helpful ready to serve you and you party. Good food and Cold Beer. We really like their Veggie Fajitas.

Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went here for dinner while on vacation. I had the Enchilada Special and a Margarita. My wife had Two Tacos, Re-fried Beans and Rice. Let me start with the Margarita. It had two much Margarita Mix in it (too sweet). Once I cut it down with some water it was drinkable. Also it might have had some Tequila in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Without exception one of the best Mexican restaurants in Western North Carolina. Staff along with the owner treat you like family. Can not beat the prices either.

Thank Merle A
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83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Consistently good, our favorite Mexican joint in the area. Large portions, reasonable prices, food always hot, fresh and full of flavor.

Thank James H
Topsail Island, North Carolina
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

After a day of hiking my family decided to try this place out due to its close location to the mountain we were hiking on. We are seated quickly and the service was friendly. I had tacos and rice and beans that were very good. I felt like some of the food was too salty but overall it was a... More 

Thank sarah w
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226 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food, but would have to say that I was somewhat disappointed with this restaurant. I eat Mexican food in a restaurant at least once a week , so I know good quality vs. Poor. The serving sizes were small, and my fajitas did not even include a salad, which I've never seen before. This is not true... More 

Thank Jim P
North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Visit this restaurant really was a great choice. Restaurant looks clean and they bring my food very fast. The hot salsa taste very good with chips

Thank huache
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Best Mexican food in the area. Located in downtown area. Ethnic atmosphere. Wonderful full service dining

Thank Wendy G
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We eat here a lot on Sundays. They never disappoint. Great and fast service. We love their Alambre and Fajitas.

Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Nice family place. I had Burritos Tipicos, which was very good. And the service was really good. I'm just passing through town or I would go there often.

Thank Mark R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 New Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9765
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Pisgah Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 828-877-5220

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