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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty food, nice staff, fun times!

Very tasty food, nice staff, fun times! The enchiladas suizas were delicious and the horchata very good. They have an attached bar, which also serves food, in which, in confusion, we ate the first time. Same food, same people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jaemie R
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Super good food ! Great service too. Wanted traditional chili relleno but the waitress said theirs was very good and she was right. Yum ! Salsa is Alway the first clue that it's going to be good food and again Yum ! Our favorite Mexican restaurant in Cle Elum now.

Thank tiki12tiki
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Good Mexican food. I'm from Texas and was worried I wouldn't find good Mexican food in CleElum but this is the place! I have been several times and I am never disappointed. And the mixed drinks are always good no matter what you order!

Thank terriu53
Spokane, Washington
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235 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The quality of El Caporal’s food has gone downhill drastically. My husband and I used to stop at El Caporal to eat on our way back to Spokane, after a visit to Puget Sound. The restaurant used to serve good, if very Americanized Mexican food. Now, my lunch tasted pre-prepared. Parts of the inside of my enchilada tasted cold, as... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very tasty food, nice staff, fun times! The enchiladas suizas were delicious and the horchata very good. They have an attached bar, which also serves food, in which, in confusion, we ate the first time. Same food, same people.

Thank Jaemie R
Yakima, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Loren H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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.

Thank MTCampRobber
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Brendayandell
New Jersey
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

Thank TomQuinlan19
BC Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Thank Bikerjeff
Kirkland, Washington
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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 . .

Thank Don H

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?