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Chapala 1223

Chapala Mexican Restaurant

3331 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas , 89121
(702) 451-8141
Overall Rating
3.0
Food
Service
Ambiance
Value
Last Review
07/21/2022

Details

Hours: Mon: 11:00 am - 12:00 am ,Tue: 11:00 am - 12:00 am ,Wed: 11:00 am - 12:00 am ,Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am ,Fri: 11:00 am - 12:00 am ,Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am ,Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Critic's Review

With the taco obsession in this town you'd wonder if there are any actual Mexican restaurants; this one is on E Tropicana by Pecos. I wandered in late one afternoon at about 2:45pm.

I was the only customer in the restaurant. Tweener hours. They don't have lunch specials; curiously the prices in the restaurant are higher than the prices for take out.

Chapala inside

They serve breakfast all day, but I opted for the Chile Relleno with rice and beans for $11.50. Can't go wrong for that price. I also ordered an iced tea and chips and salsa were complimentary.

Chapala chips beverage

The smooth mild sauce was good; I don't usually like the spicier choice.

There's not much ambiance in the place; Sometimes at this hour you're just an annoyance as the servers just want to each lunch. You get to hear them scraping the grill while you wait. Not really a plus, but something different.

The food came out quickly.

Chapala Relleno

Pretty standard Mexican restaurant fare. This is about the same dish you'll get at any number of Mexican places anywhere else in the country. I've had this multiple times at an uncountable number of places over the years.

Chapala Chile Relleno Cheese

The first test is the cheese test. Many places put less cheese in the pepper to save money; this was loaded wth melted cheese.

The sauce as fairly tasteless and the salad served no purpose. Note that they do leave the stem on the chili so you don't want to bite into that.

Chapala Done

The check came promptly and I was offered multiple re-fills on my Iced tea. All in all a very pleasant experience.

Conclusion

Champala is a good choice for Mexican food East of the Strip

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