Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar

4.5
22 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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CASA CHAPALA
Since 1987, we have been making our vision a reality. Our family's goal is to bring a festive atmosphere and fresh flavors to the fun and eccentric city of Austin. Our inspiration comes from the town of Chapala, one of the beautiful cities that surrounds the largest lake in Jalisco, Mexico. Our authentic cuisine originates from our family recipes from the central and coastal regions of Mexico; Mainly the states of Zacatecas and Jalisco. Together with our extended family and staff, we strive to create a genuine traditional Mexican experience. We offer over 200 tequilas and other agave distilled spirits. From our family to yours, buen provecho and muchas gracias. We welcome our guests with a heartfelt greeting, as we say in Mexico: “MI CASA ES SU CASA.”

***HAPPY HOUR***
Monday & Tuesday ALL DAY
Wednesday & Thursday 3pm-7pm
Friday 3pm-6pm

**Reverse Happy Hour**
Wednesday & Thursday
8pm-10pm (patio only)
What 22 People Are Saying
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JC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Both the food and drinks were terrible. I was given the wrong dish. The maragarita was extremely different every time my husband or I ordered one (even though they were the same drink). The food was overpriced and sitting in oil. We didn’t eat our dishes or even touch them. They server never asked how our meal was & never checked on us after ordering drinks (someone else brought the food). Over $100 bill and we left hungry and disappointed. Won’t be back alone or with our group of friends again and will not be recommending it. They’re are plenty of better restaurants for food and drink.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was great, and the avocado margarita was amazing!

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered 2 orders of the chicken and Beef combo fajitas and was very disappointed had very little Beef little more chicken but mostly peppers and onions. For 38.95 each expected more. Did not complain at the time, we was having a Dinner party of 8 of us and just didn't want to say anything at the time. But will not order this again. The Taste was very good just the quantity bad.

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SK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, What a gem of a restaurant! Phenomenal classic Mexican food in a charming family setting.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Easter brunch!

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LB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food & family fajitas were amazing and a ton of food.

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g
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accomodating. Tastty. Fun. Lovec the Mariachis.

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CB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time. Food was very good but missing a lot of what we would consider “traditional” Tex-Mex on the dinner menu. They had as many pages of the menu devoted to steak, seafood and specialties like lamb and octopus. Mariachis on Friday night were delightful. We will be back but better prepared for the style of the menu.

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DI
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our first and last visit. Food and service was fair

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TL
Amarillo
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was delicious. Live mariachi music! The best service I’ve had in a long time!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Mexican food, with unique seafood offerings, great margarita menu and friendly staff.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great experience, but food was just not tasty. Not bad at all, just missing the “it” factor.

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LB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great drinks, food, and fun environment!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was National Margarita Day and OpenTable saved us the hastle of an hour long wait. Casa Chapala was having great deals on ritas. Mariachi Band was playing for a fun vibe. The drinks were delicious, but the food wasn't at its best. I definitely recommend the Queso Flameado. It is amazing. But I got a steak salad and there was hardly any lettuce almost to the point were I think they may have forgotten it. It could have been that it was shredded lettuce and the heat from the fajita steak withered it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was amazing. A little noisy but it’s a very great atmosphere and busy place. Mostly perfect for parties or big group. The food was very delicious, recommend the flaming queso with chorizo. Pricey but reasonable, the taste and portion of the food was worth spending the money.

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MM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service, but very loud atmosphere! If you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner, this is not the place.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fast service!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for Valentine's Day and was the best decision!!! We got the Tangorita which took us forever to finish but that was okay!!! We had the string cheese dip that they light on fire plus the fajitas were bomb!!! Watching them make your salsa for your chips right in front of us was amazing!!! And seriously super clean bathrooms! With amazing service as well!! Jose our waiter was awesome but it was a team effort for sure. Always someone was coming by to make sure we were doing okay and able to clean off our table and refill our waters. The atmosphere was fun and just enjoyed ourselves immensely. Being out of town it was a great choice!!!

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F
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service. They adjusted the noise level. Lots of room and space; just wish we were not seated by the door.

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had our Staff Christmas Party for 18 people on a Monday evening. Service, food and ambiance were perfect. We had a great evening.

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C
Central Texas
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Guacamole and salsa made at the table. Large selection of seafood plates that were a little on the pricey side.

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