Monday, December 22, 2008

Chapala Mexican Restaurant

Chapala Mexican Restaurant, 117 West Burnside, Chubbuck Idaho

Clean, bright and nice atmosphere. American/Mexican décor with soft Mexican music.

Salsa was spicy enough to ask for water, bean dip was mild with not too much spice/flavor. A very broad menu with a variety of normal fare and the not so normal. Chicken mole, Chicken Caritas, Arrow con Polo, 9 Shrimp entrees, three Shrimp & Crab. Regular and small portions, 5 salad options, 24 combo plates, offering a vegetarian burrito and tostada to Soppitos and Huevos Machaca.

Regular size portions are just that, enough for the big eater, enough to share with a friend, or the usual take home box. Nice flavor and texture with distinct aromatics.

Served on heated oval platters, with a nice arrangement, not heaped together but with enough space to see what you are eating. The sauce was enough to flavor the entrée but not enough to drown it out or cover the rest of the platter.

Regular drinks, and Shirley temples, Roy Rogers, Jarritos. Beer and alcohol free beer and a 12 oz margarita for $3.50 that is very pleasant.

Offering a lunch menu and also a generous appetizer list they also include your normal al a carte items at a modest price. A modest dessert menu and your first two bowls of chips, salsa and bean dip are on the house.

Prices range from $5.00 to 13.00 with most in the mid range of 8-9 dollars. You get allot for your money and the staff are polite and attentive. Located right off the freeway at the Yellowstone/Chubbuck exit easy off, easy on. Closed on Sunday

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