El Lago in Lake Lure

119 Arcade St, Lake Lure, NC 28746-6326, Lake Lure

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Features
  • Takeout
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Television
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Full Bar
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
  • Families witd children
  • Kids
  • Large groups

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

How expensive is the food and drinks here?

Very reasonable prices. No more expensive than one would expect in a Mexican restaurant.

Do you accept credit cards

Yep

Review

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Toni McCaffrey
google
11.23.2018
5/5

Very friendly service! A nice family place so very loud inside but there is a large outside eating area . Portions are large enough to share

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Bob Sellie
google
11.22.2018
5/5

One of my favorite places

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Robin Jones
google
11.19.2018
5/5

We went to this same restaurant 25 years ago on our honeymoon. The food was delicious and plentiful and the staff is great! Plenty of social distancing and cleaning!

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Jeremy Heiny
google
11.02.2018
5/5

Service was great and the food was amazing.

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Rick M
google
10.14.2018
5/5

Good food. Had Mexican burrito with steak and it was very good. Chips are good. Would like bigger cups for salsa but taste was excellent, especially the hot salsa. Good time and El Lago has been our family tradition for Lake Lure fireworks for 3 years now.

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Greg Light
google
09.13.2018
5/5

I had the shrimp cocktail and it was excellent side ordered rice and beans also very good. I will be back.

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Donna Lazarus
google
08.26.2018
5/5

One of the best Mexican restaurants in the area & one of the most inexpensive. Food & service has always been good.

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Lawrence Millen
google
08.22.2018
3/5

Most of the time this place is ok, however on busy weekends or high traffic holidays, the wait times are LONG! They don't bring on enough staff to handle the traffic. My party waited an hour after placing our orders for the food to arrive. No one came to ask about bringing additional chips or beverages. After bringing out food we also had to wait a few minutes longer for them to bring us silverware. This place is a staple in Lake Lure and during normal traffic it's just as good as anywhere, however when it is high traffic, be prepared to have long waits and poor service. Obviously this situation could be solved by hiring additional staff, but ownership seems not interested in doing that as I've witnessed this for several years!

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New Day
google
04.09.2018
5/5

They were only working 50% tables .Lot of space . There needs to be dedicated front door cashier host type . Too busy and they were running. Food was ok , the bar is set real high .I have had worse and better. No one can make mexi food like my grandma. She is I hope with Yeshua or asleep💗.🌷🙏🌷💗I miss her tortillas , beans ,prayers, and the way she would call me "mi hija". Yeshua come💜

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Bil Pedigo
google
04.01.2018
4/5

Great Mexican American restaurant. Choices of salsa are great. Food was good also service.

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Catherine Tupper
google
03.21.2018
4/5

El Lago is a family run restaurant with a view of Lake Lure. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Customers are greeted and seated promptly and served very quickly. It is definitely one of our favorites places to eat at the end of a busy day.

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Bill Emmrich
google
03.16.2018
5/5

This place is so good! I got the Mexican burrito with chicken. Will definitely be back.

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Justin Renwick
google
03.12.2018
5/5

Excellent shrimp pizza and the service was great ✌️

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Ezra Weinstein
google
02.05.2018
5/5

Delicious Mexican with a huge menu and salsa bar. Super friendly staff and large portions make this an excellent spot for grabbing a quick bite. I had the Carnitas dinner which came with three warm tortillas. I should mention the bean dip that came with the chips was INCREDIBLE. Will definitely be back.

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S. Elizabeth Bobo
google
11.17.2017
5/5

The food is good and not spicy, as we don't like that type. Prices are very reasonable.

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Luna Love
google
10.06.2017
3/5

I went on my birthday. They don't use real Mexican cheese and don't offer any birthday special. A dessert or drink would of made a difference but they said they dont. Food was ok, service was reasonable.

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Holley Escalante
google
10.05.2017
5/5

Delish. Def will be back!

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Lindsey Silva
google
09.06.2017
5/5

By far the best authentic Mexican food around!! Love the dishes and LOVE the staff! Excellent food and service every time!

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melanie autry
google
09.01.2017
5/5

Friendly great food

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Jenni Bradley
google
08.24.2017
4/5

Great food, great location, and great service 🙂

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Judy Rogers
google
08.20.2017
5/5

Wonderful environment, all waiters, waitresses, hostess, were great. Food was awesome, made two meals for myself and sister-in-law. Prices are great!! Wish it wasn't so far from Florida.

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James Leathers
google
08.10.2017
4/5

Food good, service slow.

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Patrick Warncke
google
06.26.2017
4/5

Really good Tex-Mex and great Salsa Bar! But prices have steadily increased to a bit much...

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Steve Bahrani
google
06.26.2017
5/5

Tamales, salsa bar and combos were all delicious. Nice staff and friendly atmosphere

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Gregory Taylor
google
06.13.2017
5/5

The food was great. Service was slow. But reasonable prices and delicious flavors make it worth the wait. I couldn't find a menu online, so here you go.

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Shauna DeRidder
google
06.05.2017
5/5

So delicious. Authentic mexican and reasonable prices.

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Lorie B
google
05.27.2017
5/5

Great food. Very friendly staff. Saw they have a bar if you wanted a cocktail. Right across the road from Lake Lure Beach.

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Jason Owensby
google
03.20.2017
1/5

Was a regular and also a local. My daughter found some type of bug in her food, when confronted the manager did not want to speak to us, did not want to make it right, completely shocked as I said we were regulars and locals, and he refused to even acknowledge us. I work in the town and I will never recommend this restaurant to tourist or other locals ever again.

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lyly cruz
google
03.16.2017
5/5

Food is really good

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Gracie Cintrón
google
11.24.2016
4/5

Shrimp was made well and waitress was very helpful and kind.

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Willa Berg
google
10.05.2016
5/5

Always good food and service. Staff is friendly and professional and actually abide by CDC recommendations!! One of our favorite places in LKL.

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Robert Cooley
google
10.03.2016
5/5

Food here is great. Staff is always friendly. They are always able to accommodate parties of 8 or more with no issues. The salsa bar is nice as well.

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Cynthia Handal
google
09.25.2016
4/5

good food, warm atmosphere service was very good

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Neiva Servidio
google
09.19.2016
5/5

Great service. Clean environment. This was our first time back in a dining room since covid19. We were a little bit nervous, however everything went well and we overall felt safe.

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Angie White
google
09.16.2016
1/5

Bad food and service is worse! Rude blonde Hispanic lady was the worst server I have had anywhere! Had to flag her down to ask if we could finally order our food, not one time did she come back to our table. Saw her sitting in the patio area with a couple children and on her cell phone. After our meal had to go find her and ask her for our check. When i stated that she never came to our table to check on us, her response "did you get your food, well Ive been busy" Told the cashier about our experience and his response was "oh" No apology or nothing! Its very clear they don't care about their customers at all, and probably assume everyone is a tourist and wont be back anyways. Far better places to eat in the area!

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Elaina Green
google
09.09.2016
5/5

Love the food!

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Sandy Sumner
google
08.17.2016
5/5

One of my preferred spots to grab something to eat. fantastic location, neat, and awesome service. I recommend this place!

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Matt Ramsey
google
08.13.2016
4/5

Pretty good food nice social distancing set up but a few of the staff was more concerned with playing on there phones then working

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steven teague
google
08.09.2016
5/5

Always feel like I'm at home. Mexicano chorizo carne asada on corn tortillas! Unbelievable!

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Diana Hunter
google
07.10.2016
4/5

Very friendly staff,good food.Our group was large and even with social distance going on the staff was quick to accommodate us with smiling face.

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Mike D
google
07.07.2016
5/5

One of our favorite places to eat when in Lake Lure or Chimney Rock. The burritos are excellent and they have a great Little salsa bar.

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Marilyn Niles
google
06.22.2016
5/5

Great food, great waiters etc. Great Portions and prices.

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Pat Stafford
google
06.15.2016
4/5

Always bustling with good food and great Margaritas !

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Michelle Kish
google
04.20.2016
5/5

Generous portions. The complementary bean dip was a nice perk. Ice cold beer. Otherwise exactly as you would expect from from a Mexican restaurant.

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Lynn Gazzola
google
04.03.2016
1/5

Terrible service..And you need to learn how to make ceviche! If you can't make it correctly, take it off the menu! Won't be back..

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Paul S Cantrell
google
04.02.2016
5/5

Very nice place across from the lake. It's not very obvious, but worth finding. Service is outstanding and the menu offers plenty of choices. Vegetarians will be happy and the kitchen was happy to veganize anything. Come for the salsa bar, though. Outdoor seating is plentiful. Only complaint would be the wastefulness of the disposable cups for the salsa bar.

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rob lambert
google
03.19.2016
5/5

Great food extremely fast service and excellent prices. Every time I am in lake lure I eat at El Largo. Thanks for doing a outstanding job.

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Lora Johns
google
02.08.2016
5/5

Drove from Greenville SC to Lake Lure NC to celebrate my son's 22nd birthday. At his request we had another great Mexican meal at El Lago across from the beach in Lake Lure. What a beautiful view to be surrounded by water and mountains. I even asked for something off menu and they made it for me without blinking an eye. I was not disappointed. It was very good. The bean dip salsa with the chips brought to the table was very much a good surprise. You should go there just to try that. But, make sure you stay and order a few of your favorite Mexican night out entrees. You won't be sorry.

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JOSE ESCALANTE JR
google
01.20.2016
5/5

Great food! The portions are legit huge! Loved we found it on an unexpected day trip to Lake lure!

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Tom Pauley
google
01.15.2016
5/5

Big drinks and awesome tacos

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