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El Caporal

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105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
(509) 674-4284
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent food resonably priced

Great way to save money when visiting the over priced Suncadia resort. The food was good and they were very tolerant to children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
TomQuinlan19
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New Jersey
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Yakima, Washington
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Prices are good, service was excellent. The food is good, but really not exceptional. Just an average Mexican restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and the place was pretty busy but service was still fast. The salsa that came with the chips was exceptional and they brought a lot of it. The portions were large and the fajita burrito that I ordered was great. Would definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great food, excellent service, chips and salsa outstanding. We had margaritas, taco and enchiladas. Salsa was homemade

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great way to save money when visiting the over priced Suncadia resort. The food was good and they were very tolerant to children.

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BC Washington
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I stopped in the El Caporal after a mountain bike trip this last Thursday that happened to be in the worst heat wave the PNW has ever had. They were slammed with Seattle area customers heading to the mountains for relief from the heat. Service was chaotic given the circumstances but the macho burrito was really good, as was the... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food is generally very good. a busy place on weekends too.. wait staff was very good. . plates were hot . .

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Bremerton, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had dinner here with a group of friends and fellow cloggers on Memorial Day weekend. They were super busy! But the service was still exceptional, thanks to our server, Zandra. The motif is very Mexican with a ranch style feel and pinatas hanging from the ceiling. We were served very quickly and all of our requests were met, including separtate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went w low expectations considering location: Cle Elum is not exactly a foodie mecca, and after seeing advert for jello-shots in window, but the food was pretty good! Salsa had more kick than what's typical (and that was nice).

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Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a typical family Mexican restaurant with surprisingly good food. I wasn't expecting it to be as good, but it was pretty busy with the locals, so we gave it a try and were impressed. The wait staff were friendly, but service wasn't anything to write home about. However, it was good enough considering the meal was delicious. I... More 

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Cle Elum, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I love Mexican food and the hospitality is excellent here. Unfortunately it seems as if no matter what you order it all looks and tastes the same. Good margaritas!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: (509) 674-4284

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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?