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El Caporal

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2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 473-7840
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and filling

My husband and I brought our two sons here after spending 3 hours on a ropes course. We were starving! All four of us really enjoyed our food for less than $30. We would go back again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Nancy B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I brought our two sons here after spending 3 hours on a ropes course. We were starving! All four of us really enjoyed our food for less than $30. We would go back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Quick and friendly service. I had the chicken quesadillas that were average taste but large portions. Good lunch spot when craving Mexican food for affordable price.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Had a chicken mole and the sauce was just okay, but the chicken was tough. Generous portions of guacamole given on request. Food was okay, but nothing special. Staff very friendly. Big portions, at a low price (someone else was paying, did hear them say that it was cheap). Would suggest to hungry budget-conscious people, but there are probably better... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant had better find a new cook before it's too late. We dined here during prime dining hours on a Friday night. There were only 3 other tables of diners while we were there. After our food arrived, we understood why. The salsa was exceedingly bland with no kick or tomato taste. The dominant flavor was garlic. My taco... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Staying in the area for a night and did NOT want fast food and chains which was all around. Found this place. GREAT GREAT food. I was sooo surprised when I received my burrito the homemade sauce and the spices they used.. you KNEW it was Authentic and homemade. My business partner had the fish tacos and could not say... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Best Mexican food in town.Been here several times. Always fresh and authentic, not processed. Fast and chips are always warm. Great cheese dip. Huge portions at reasonable prices....the whole package!! Don't forget to get a pitcher of their house made margaritas. ANDALE!!!

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St Charles, MO
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stopped in Louisville for the night and weren't sure where to eat. We just sort of stumbled across this place and we loved it! The food was great, the service was wonderful, and the prices were low!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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127 reviews 127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Bottom Line - Excellent Mexican Restaurant! I was traveling through the Louisville area and had stopped for the night. In looking for a place to eat, I stumbled onto El Caporal and could not have been happier. The restaurant was not very busy the night I was there, an ice storm was on the way, but I was greeted like... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I could walk to this restaurant. Really good mexican food. Its on a side street about a block and half away from where I stay. Service excellent.

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Dayton, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

While staying in Louisville for a couple of days, we were looking for a good place to eat. Saw the reviews and thought to give it a try. The place met the expectation set by the reviews. Service was good and fast. Food was hot and very tasty. Only one problem - order a margarita on the rocks and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 473-7840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?