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El Caporal

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2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 473-7840
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Dinner

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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
What a fiesta!!!!

Whenever I go to el caporal I enjoy it SO much it's just, well, EVERYTHING!!! There's the cheesedip and it's just, oh, I can't even IMAGINE the words to describe how HEAVENLY it is!!! Do NOT forget to order the cheesedip because if you forget, you are REALLY missing out!!! I am NOT kidding!!! And... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Whenever I go to el caporal I enjoy it SO much it's just, well, EVERYTHING!!! There's the cheesedip and it's just, oh, I can't even IMAGINE the words to describe how HEAVENLY it is!!! Do NOT forget to order the cheesedip because if you forget, you are REALLY missing out!!! I am NOT kidding!!! And they have the BEST waiters... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about El Caporal

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

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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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