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Chapala Cafe

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201 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501-0319
+1 707-443-9514
11:00 - 21:00
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Brookings, Oregon, United States
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Chapala's to celebrate graduation of my young friend Nicole. We gathered upstairs in the pre-set tables. TEd was our waiter, did an excellent job with our group of about 20! Food was amazing! I had the shredded beef on my taco and was literally the best! It had a nice bite of spice probably from chile peppers. Everything... More 

Thank Alisa G
Astoria, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been there in years, it wasn't busy on a Monday night so I got my food very quickly. I usually judge a Mexican restaurant by the salsa, since that the first thing you get. The salsa is great, you get mild and hot and a little individual dipping bowl per person. Tacos and enchiladas are flavorful and exactly... More 

Thank Teresa M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, prompt and courteous. Food was nice. The carnitas was served Mexican style(dry) with nice fresh jalapeños (ordered extra on side). Very pleased all the way through. Thank you Chapala Cafe!

Thank EK17002
Fortuna, California
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The staff is great and the food was quick. I'm only giving it a 3 because it seems pretty American. The free chips and salsa were very fresh and tasty I had the sopes, I loved it. I had to take half of it home. It was enough for two people.

Thank Lydi77
Portland, Oregon, United States
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stopped here while staying overnight in town. Food was great and service was on par. The had a two guy band playing that night and they were great. Thank you for the great dinner.

Thank tomfromoregon
eureka, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Good food, great portion sizes. Family restaurant experience. Excellent service. A go too place for comfort food and a good time.

Thank Keith W
Placerville, CA
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

That was our experience, anyway. Had dinner there and our waiter was attentive and the food was definitely above-average. Very convenient location downtown and nice atmosphere.

Thank JamieKay530
Carlotta, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stopped in Chapala's on Sunday after church, had not had menudo for a long time. Never been here before. Not very busy when we first came in, got our drinks and menus right away. Several different groups came in after us and ordered our waiter who seemed like the manager never came to get our order. I finally got another... More 

Thank bryan7361
Eureka, California, United States
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Chapala has a very large menu and all that I have eaten has been delicious. I prefer the traditional combinations, but they have many other specific choices to choose from as well. Their Margaritas are also very good!

Thank William T
Eureka, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Not our favorite Mexican place but it is convenient if you are in Old Town looking for Mexican-American food.

Thank lentz316

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501-0319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-443-9514

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