Chaparrita’s **CLOSED**

Posted: November 6, 2016 at 7:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (14)
105 N. Hanover Street
(717) 218-0377
Traditional, family-style Mexican restaurant offering tortas, tamales, tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, and more, including pozole soup.
The are a BYOB and also sell a small range of Mexican products and pastries.

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  • April 18, 2012 at 11:17 am melpy

    Have they closed?

    • April 18, 2012 at 11:59 am Carlisle Restaurants WebAdmin

      I think they may have… I will try to go by and make sure, then update the listing accordingly. Thanks – I appreciate the help with these!

  • January 17, 2012 at 8:21 am Ellen

    Since leaving San Diego and moving to central PA, I have pined for border Mexican cuisine. Who knew I would find it in Carlisle, PA? It was so amazing to find horchata and nopales on the menu that I ‘m afraid I went a little overboard in ordering.

    What is also amazing is that this restaurant is vegetarian friendly and even has some vegan options, including the horchata and nopales.(see more on horchata, here.

    I’ve been back several times since when I am in the Carlisle area and ranged around the vegetarian options. For the non-vegans, the quesadilla, which elsewhere in this area is a glob of melted cheese, here is something that makes you want to take small bites to savor the flavors and make the experience last as long as possible.

    The service is a bit slow but courteous and friendly. I’m not surprised that the service is not at the speed of fast food. They actually cook food here – not just assemble it.

  • January 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm steve

    Went for my first visit a few days ago. I have not found real tamales in this area because they are so time consuming to make. I had the chicken tamales and they are just like homemade. the verde tamales were great! I talked to the family a bit and found they will make tamales of many varieties to order for take out and will need usually a days notice (beef pork chicken and sweet tamales to name a few). good food, good service, and nice people.

  • December 24, 2011 at 3:03 am Mike

    No joke. We came here from San Diego California, years ago, and have not had food like this since. REAL Chile Rellenos!!! We are a party of 5 and everyone had the same opinion, great flavors, authentic. We will no longer be going to any other Mexican restaurant, period. Also they have a very friendly staff!

  • May 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm MJ

    The service is sub par. The atmosphere is sub par to neutral at best. But the food is not terrible. It’s pretty authentic. But in comparison, Blondie’s makes a decent burrito too. I would like Chapparrita’s to be successful but they need to step it up.

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm Alejandra

    I was in town on business for a week and decided to try Chaparita’s. I’m so glad i did. It was authentic mexican food made like mexican home cooking with fresh ingredients. The service was friendly. I definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for great mexican food in town–the food is not “americanized” but authentic mexican style. give them a try, you’ll enjoy it and will be glad you did.

  • January 10, 2011 at 11:39 am Lorenzo

    My wife and I love to eat at Chaparritas! We have never had a bad meal, having dinned there about six times. Genuine vegetable or chicken tamales are hard to find anymore. Chaparritas tamales are excellent. The Chile Relanos are also very good. I would say that they could increase the size of their side dishes. If you want authentic, homestyle Mexican food, spanning a good range of Mexican regional dishes, at a very reasonable price, then Chaparritas is the place to go.

  • December 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm Leslie

    ACK! This place is terrible! My fiance and I are new to town and wanted to find some good local places to eat. We tried this one. The food was okay but the proportions of sides were terrible. My fiance literally had a dozen fries and I had a dozen pieces of lettuce to constitute a salad.

  • November 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm Karen

    This was the first time and will be the last time to eat here. I was so looking forward to having Mexican food and what a let down. The food tasted horrible. I can honestly say I have never been to a restaurant where the food was so bad.

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm Paul Marentette

    Chapparrita’s shrimp carribean burrito was perfect and scrumptious!

    We found this place as it was on the Corvettes at Carlisle parade route. In fact, we sat curbside to wave to our friends and as they passed by we enjoyed one of the best Mexican light-dinners ever. Completely spoiled!

    Only there for the weekend, we returned again before leaving Carlisle and had another great meal. The service and care from the family was absolutely warm and genuine.

    Can’t wait to return!

  • July 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm DBrophy

    I first heard about Chaparrita’s from a friend who was quite dissatisfied with their experience. In spite of that, my daughter and I decided to have an adventure.
    I am so glad we did. Chaparrita’s has become one of my favorite restaurants.
    The decor is minimal but unintrusive.
    The food seems to be Mexican home style. It is flavorful and varied.
    I enjoy some spice with my food and my wife doesn’t. In spite of that we can both find dishes to suit our tastes. While None of my family has had a bad meal I will recommend the tacos (that seem to be close to real Mexican street food). I particularly recommend the taco al pastor that is not found up here very often.
    Finally I have to talk about the most Mexican feature of the restaurant- the service. It is family owned and run and because of that they treat you like family. They are warm and gracious and serve down home cooking to friends.

  • March 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm Nathan

    We’ve been back several times since I first commented on Chapparrita’s, and have now enjoyed the carnitas (pork) burrito. Hearty and flavorful, this is one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Continued friendly service and quality food have made this restaurant one of our favorites in Carlisle.

  • January 25, 2010 at 10:22 am Nathan

    We have been to Chapparrita’s on North Hanover Street twice, once for lunch, and once for dinner. It seems to be family-run, and the service is friendly. They are a bit different from the other local Mexican restaurants–the concentration here is on properly prepared Mexican-style food, not just hot peppers and melted cheese. They use real queso fresco, not shredded jack or cheddar cheese, for instance. Ask for their medium hot sauce to spice things up a bit, if you like. We and others we have talked to have all said that it reminds them of what they had in Mexico. The fried tacos are excellent, and not at all oily. The enchiladas were served with a tasty, tangy green sauce, but are also available with a red sauce. The cheese and pepper tamales were tastier than the chicken. The dishes are reasonable, and it was nice to be able to bring out own beer. We’re looking forward to trying more of the items on their menu.