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El Lago

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
+1 828-625-9051
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“bean dip” (3 reviews)
“chicken soup” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326
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11 - 20 of 94 reviews

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 16 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We have been coming here for years, even when it was a different restaurant across the street called "El Surenos" , the same guy/owner has always added extra charges to the bill. The service is decent, the food is "ok", atmosphere basic, but EVERY time...More

1  Thank milasmom12009
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We came for a late lunch at 3:00 in the afternoon and enjoyed all kinds of great Mexican dishes. They have an extensive menu and are located near the Lake Lure Inn and the Liquor Store. It was friendly and large enough to accommodate parties...More

Thank fairmindedCincinnati
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We currently live in North Carolina in the Asheville area and were passing through Lake Lure when we noticed this restaurant. Decided to give it a try and were very displeased with the service and food. We moved down from Chicago last year and are...More

Thank Joaquin M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 6 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

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Restaurant Details

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