Chapala Restaurant has become a well-known landmark in Salinas and throughout the Monterey Bay. Located only three blocks from the Steinbeck Center ... More
Chapala Restaurant has become a well-known landmark in Salinas and throughout the Monterey Bay. Located only three blocks from the Steinbeck Center and in the heart of downtown Salinas, its central location in South Salinas has led to its popularity. Its reputation of serving the finest Mexican food and providing quality service has attracted such prestigious customers as former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of Housing Henry Cisneros, Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, former White House Chief of Staff and CIA Director Leon Panetta, Congressman Sam Farr and actor Edward James Olmos acc to name a few. Chapala Restaurant has also been recognized as the acoeUnofficial City Hallac where local elected officials from all political parties and political candidates conduct their business and hold events, meetings, dining and discuss important political issues. Chapala Restaurant also caters to the agricultural industry and attracts many of the local growers in the area.
I have always loved this place, and so I took some friends for Cinco De Mayo this year since I hadn't been in so long. Ends up the place was bought by new owners 9 months ago. The service was the worst I've ever had anywhere, the waitress even tried to joke with us about how slow she was. We would order drinks 2 at a time because it was taking a 30 minute turn around in a restaurant that wasn't full, with more than one waitress on staff. My friend needed to use the restroom as she waited the owner happend to be coming out of the ladies told her there was no toilet paper but she could just use the toilet seat protectors instead. I will not be going back there for any reason. I'm so sorry to see the other owners go as this was what was once considered the best in salinas.
I used to frequent this establishment on a daily basis and would recommend it for anybody wanting good food and great service. The price is right for the amount of food you are given and enjoyable surroundings. I love the employees they always treated me like a member of the family.
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