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El Caporal

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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
719-276-2001
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick Mexican Restaurant

I went there with 2 other people and the food was excellent. The service is great and the food arrives shortly after ordering it. I do not eat Mexican regularly but I enjoyed it and found it very tasty

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
697billm
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am local and El Caporal is a must at least once a month sometimes twice a week. There is a reason El Caporal has been voted Best Mexican Restaurant by readers of our local paper!!!!

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was very good. Salsa had a great flavor. Most important the beer was cold. Figured when the parking lot is full, they must know something.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

if you like really bland and exceedingly spiceless food, you'll love this place. Service is good. Food comes out fast.

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went there with 2 other people and the food was excellent. The service is great and the food arrives shortly after ordering it. I do not eat Mexican regularly but I enjoyed it and found it very tasty

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Canon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A decent Mexican restaurant with a fairly large menu and full bar. Wait staff is good and prices are reasonable.

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an off the beaten path restaurant. The staff was attentive and the food flavorful and portions size perfect. We did not have to wait a long time for our food and during our wait the wait staff came by several times to refill drinks and chips.

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Blainville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very good variety of entrees, excellent food and huge plates.The service was fast, and the staff amicable. On my list of stops in Canon City

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Crowley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

There were two chain restaurants very close to our hotel but both had long waits; however, this was fortuitous for us! While driving through the center of town we stumbled upon the El Caporal. Although they were very busy, we were seated immediately. We are used to "Tex Mex" food, so this was a different style. The El Caporal was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Colorado burrito was amazing. My seven year old ate a ton of the Sala and had his first chicken burrito. Girlfriend had the huevos Ranchero which she said was pretty darn good.

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Tonto Basin, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We ate before the rush. It was quiet and pleasant. The staff was friendly and helpful with decisions. One of us enjoyed the taco salad. that was good. I had the spinach enchilada. It was ok. They had Pacifico, a plus.

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Additional Information about El Caporal

Address: 1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
Phone Number: 719-276-2001
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
  • Phone Number: 719-276-2001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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