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El Chapin


4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 908-7975
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Photo of Shavonne McClure Shavonne McClure
Sep 30, 2023 4

El Chapin has a fun feel with restaurant tables alongside a small Guatemalan grocery selection. I enjoyed the Pollo en Crema (served almost like a soup) and a churro, plus loved the Guatemalan tortillas.

Photo of John Riselvato John Riselvato
Jul 1, 2023 5

If you're vegetarian you have to try the Pacayas Forradas! I never had this vegetable flower before but won me over. Everything about the meal was perfect

Photo of Lauren Hampson Lauren Hampson
Jun 23, 2023 5

I don’t eat any meat so I can’t speak for that but it get the vegetarian platter here and no exaggeration- it is one of my top 5 meals I’ve ever had living in the triangle for over a decade. The platter has soft and perfectly seasoned zucchini, potatoes, carrots as well as a small ear of corn, a salad with tomatoes, onions, and radishes! The beans and rice are incredible and the tostadas are also a great appetizer. I went to Guatemala this past year and coming here makes me want to return even sooner. They have a convenience store section and wonderful service. The servers typically don’t speak to you in English so make an effort in Spanish if you can. So glad this place exists. ❤️

Photo of Sherri A Sherri A
Jun 16, 2023 4

The owner or manager was SO nice! The food was not bad. Unfortunately the day we were there was slow. It appeared the chicken was precooked or recooked, and was very dry.

Photo of Susan Sheng Susan Sheng
May 26, 2023 5

Stopped here for lunch during Duke graduation weekend and everything was absolutely delicious. My family got the Plato Tipico Chapin, Camerones Al Ajo, Caldo de pata de res, (and one more dish that I'm forgetting) Highly recommend!