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El Caporal Mexican Restaurant

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2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr Ste 108, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 318-1492
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for family dinner

What a great place for Mexican dinner with friends. Food is what I call 'real Mexican' as it is similar to what I grew up with in southern Arizona. Portions are large, wait staff is attentive, and service is prompt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I really like this place. Friendly staff and great service. Large plates of food. Luz, the owner, is a kick in the pants. Food comes out quickly and is exactly what's expected. One of our family's go to places

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a great place for Mexican dinner with friends. Food is what I call 'real Mexican' as it is similar to what I grew up with in southern Arizona. Portions are large, wait staff is attentive, and service is prompt.

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Bend, Oregon
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Last two visits in afternoon, I've had to wait to be sat down at least five minutes and last time had to go to kitchen to get someone. Seems there is only one waiter doing both bar and dining room so the service has been slower. It's just after lunch that I've noticed this. I go there about every two... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Group of 7 went here for a birthday dinner. It wasn't very busy but they tried to put us at a table for 4,and seemed upset when we asked for a bigger table that just opened up. Food was good but service needed improvement. We used to visit here quite a bit, but it has been a while, and service... More 

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Spokane Valley, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were staying at the Comfort Inn and want a restaurant that was within walking distance. This place is great . The food was wonderful. I had the chicken Fajita salad. My hubby had the vegetable fajita. The hardest part was making a choice. The wait staff was friendly though overwhelmed by a large group that had arrived before us.... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants on the East side. Not fancy or touristy, mostly locals eat here. It can be busy especially mid week between 5 and 6:30, but opens up after that. Favorite dishes are the polo ala crema, chicken enchiladas, the carne pot roast and vegetables was very good. Large portions and left overs if... More 

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Lakeview, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is very festive. Nice decore. Service is fantastic. The food is mmm mmm good. Hubby had the chicken fajitas and me being vegetarian had the spinach enchiladas. Just fantastic. Will definitely eat here again n again. Oh yes did I mention the salsa. Just tooo good. U like Mexican food, u will luv this place :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Large menu and generous portions, moderately expensive. Food is good and very tasty though not what I consider real Mexican Food. Portions are generous and the service is always good. The atmosphere is typical Mexican folk art and the booths are quite tight for an average person. Always consistent and fairly good. Probably the closest thing to Mexican Food you... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been searching for good Mexican food in Bend and decided to give this place a try, based on the good reviews-big mistake. We went on a weeknight, and though it wasn't crowded, our service was ridiculously slow. It seemed that the only patrons actually getting any service were those buying cocktails. Chips and salsa finally arrived, and we... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We come here for dinner often. We enjoy the variety that the menu offers. Tonight was exceptionally busy and we were worried that service would be slow, but we had great service. We were seated quickly. We were given water and chips right away and shortly thereafter our order was taken. The food was good we had the chicken enchiladas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr Ste 108, Bend, OR 97701
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: (541) 318-1492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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