Chapala Restaurant

3.6
6 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

Chapala Restaurant is a Mexican style eatery in Burtonsville, Maryland. It has a friendly Latin American atmosphere with brightly colored walls, stone tiled floors, large archways and ambient lighting. This is a lively restaurant with an energetic, yet comfortable vibe that's attractive to anyone who wants a fun meal with friends or family. For a difference experience, some guests prefer to stay in the bar area at Chapala Restaurant and enjoy the music, big screen TV's and the upbeat environment.

Cuisine at this Mexican restaurant includes a variety of popular Latin America meals made from scratch each day. Warm salsa and homemade corn chips are provided as a free appetizer before most meals. Some of the most popular dishes enjoyed at Chapala Restaurant include the plato morelos (platters of ribs, BBQ or grilled chicken), carne asada and fajitas. Vegetarians guests can enjoy many different dishes catered to their needs.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:30am, Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:45am, Sunday: 11:00am - 11:30pm.
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Phone number
(301) 421-0924
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Wine
What 6 People Are Saying
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3.6based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.5
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious traditional food. Unbelievable portions, enough to share. Loved the music.

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JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We dined here again after a long interlude ... service was a bit slow (NOT awful), but the food is very good and a great value overall. Live singers & guitar music was a big plus !

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some great authentic TEX MEX on cinco de mayo here!

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D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I had Ceviche Mixto. When I asked I was told that is was made from fresh ingredients. Since it contained tilapia, I asked where it is from. I was told that it is from local fishery. I asked again and asked the waitress to go and ask the chef, since I had a suspicion that it comes from China.
After few minutes she came back and told me that it was from China and it comes frozen. “LOCAL” right?
I ordered it anyhow since I am on a special diet and do not eat much (it was an appetizer).
It was terrible. Tasting like mud or earth, very sour and salty. Not a good place to eat.

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KC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love their warm salsa and fresh, crispy chips! Servers are always friendly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 1food service ambience

Bad Mexican restaurant. Took over an hour for my family of four to get food in the middle of a weekday. There was only one other table with two people at it. The guacamole looked and tasted old, the steak looked silvery and the burritos were obviously left under the heat lamp too long. Are refried beans supposed to make a crunchy noise when you stick your spoon in them?

The waitress was horrible. When she did not check on us for over a half an hour my wife got up to find her as my daughter was out of water. She only managed to find a guy who looked like a busser. He did not seem to understand the word water or agua though, as it was another 15 minutes before the waitress came back to the table with no water.

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