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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
+1 828-625-9051
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“chicken soup” (3 reviews)
“bean dip” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has standard mexican restaurant food-- nothing terribly different. They do offer a salsa bar, and the chips are served with a bean dip, but other than that, everything is exactly like it is at any other mexican restaurant in the US.

Thank ireland4evr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy fajitas, very reasonable prices! Service was good/okay. the guac was also good! Would def go again

Thank Alisha H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised and very pleased at the quick, efficient service and food choices we got at this restaurant. We had a wonderful meal.

Thank 9allmine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant features tasty and authentic Mexican dishes. The portions are large and generous, and our servers were prompt and welcoming. Surprisingly good for a mountain region so far from Mexico!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Walked in and there was no cashier or hostess to seat us. couple infront of us gave up and walked out. I finally caught the eye of a server and I asked if it was self seat as ther was no sign indicating seat yourself...More

Thank g8torken2
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Above average for the typical Mexican restaurant. Bean dip with chips is a different touch plus there a salsa bar with many varieties. Chicken fajitas were really good and a large portion. Cheese dip could have been warmer but overall good food and good experience.

Thank jhclay
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Looking for a change from the hamburgs and sandwiches offered in the Chimney Rock area, we chose to have a late lunch here. It was 2:30 and their lunch specials are available until 3:00. The prices are very reasonable and the food was delicious! The...More

Thank oceangirl59
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Not very impressed with the food. Service was okay. Seem liked your typical Mexican restaurant. The salsa bar was a little confusing and also the cups to get salsa did not go well with the chips.

Thank hcurtis2007
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were so happy with El Lago we went twice in our week of vacation! The Mexican guacamole was so worth it! Do not miss out! The Chimichangas were so delicious and the Mexican rice was equally great! Very cheap lunch especially with kids!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

In from out of state and was so happy to find a Mexican restaurant in town. Walked in, seated immediately. Friendly server, very attentive. The food was very, very good. I have a combo plate with taco, chili relleno, and burrito. It was awesome. The...More

Thank Bhood5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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