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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
+1 828-625-9051
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“chicken soup” (3 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
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119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is always excellent and the service usually is as well. We always eat there when we are down to use our timeshare at Rumbling Bald

Thank Ripper44
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Just wanted to leave a review and say that this restaurant is not open year round. We drove 30 minutes to eat here only to find a sign on the door that it was closed for the season. I'm not sure what the season is,...More

1  Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just a few steps from our office we eat here frequently and can't wait for them to reopen every season!

Thank Bobbi E
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Try the Number 1 with chile relleno, taco, beans, and salad. For $4.99,you cannot go wrong. We loved the food and especially the salsa bar with pineapple salsa and other salsas too. Our group of 3 could not have been more pleased to eat for...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great Mexican food at this restaurant...great service...and very reasonably priced. One of our favorites in Lake Lure.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 26 October 2016

When I visit Lake Lure we always come here to eat, the best Mexican food we have ever had! Great service and great prices!

Thank mountaincrazy
Reviewed 21 October 2016

At the time of this review, El Lago (which means "the lake") is the only Mexican restaurant in the Lake Lure & Chimney Rock area. For me, that is necessary. I love Mexican food. The food here is great, the staff is friendly, but the...More

Thank mateotiller
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of 10 friends. Waitress didn't want to seat us together. Wanted to put 4 of us in a booth. We said we would like to sit together after that she was very quiet and actually rude. She seemed miffed that we...More

1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was one of our favorite meals. The Magarita's were so large we could hardly finish them without a brain freeze.

Thank TurtleScout
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Salsa and bean dip were good. Meats were cheap and bland. Lots of service complaints, but the service I received was spot on. It could be so much better. Charge more and use better meats and seasonings.

Thank CarolinaTraveler74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-9051