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El Caporal

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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Macho Burrito was REALLY good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Bikerjeff
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BC Washington
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BC Washington
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The restaurant was packed with locals on a Saturday night, including families, which is nice. The food was good and the Sangria even better!

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Spokane, Washington
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Excellent Salsa and Chips! My husband rates their enchiladas as "the best in the state"! Daughter ordered a chimichanga which was not flavorful enough for her. Not a great place for families -- more of a bar-type atmosphere.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great family atmosphere. The drinks were made just right and the food hot and delicious, served quickly.

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Burien, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I enjoy a good taco salad. I like going to Mexican restaurants for the chips and salsa. Mostly, I go to a restaurant for good service. I found none of these during my stop at El Caporal for lunch. The chips and salsa were just fair. The taco salad was not good at all even though before ordering I asked... More 

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Additional Information about El Caporal

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

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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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