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All 37 Cle Elum Restaurants

El Caporal

105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
(509) 674-4284
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Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Cle Elum
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Bemidji, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere was fun, server was great, but food was just average. Easily accessible right on main street.

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Hermiston, Oregon, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stoppped at El Caporal as I passed through the area on a business trip. Not looking for a great meal; just lunch so I could get back on the road. Glad I stopped at El Caporal because the food was quite good and the staff was great. They treat you like a guest at their home. I ordered the Chile... More

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Cheney, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

the food came out very fast and it tasted amazing! i loved the chicken fajita. the waiter kind of forgot about us at the end so it took a while to get the bill. but other than that it was fantastic!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The service is great and the food is good also. We find ourselves going here because at lunch it is the best The Cottage in the morning and Mama's at night

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Ronald, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When in Cle Elum and Mexican food sounds good this is the place to go. Granted, the food is more American style Mexican but non the less it is good. The staff is friendly and the meals come out of the kitchen hot.

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Eatonville, WA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant since my childhood. The service has always been good and friendly. I've since moved from Cle Elum but make a point to come eat here whenever I'm over to visit family. It's my go-to place to eat. Consistently good and the owners take pride in their establishment. They get to know their customers... More

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Cle Elum, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We moved to Cle Elum from San Diego and have been looking for a place that has Mexican food more like in San Diego, but didn't find anywhere close until we found El Caporal! We especially love their salsa and buy itnto go anytime I'm cooking a Mexican dish at home. We usually order to go, but the first time... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Friday night and had very fast service. The prawns salad was to die for. Completely satisfied all around. Adverage priced.

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Olympia, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had a good, middle of the road, dinner here. I had beef and my wife had chicken. Tasty. Good margaritas. The service was consistently excellent, not overbearing but they were there whenever we needed something.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had the chicken carnitas, was well prepared and tasty. Portions were plenty large. Salsa is good, couldn't tell if the tortilla chips were home made, but I think not. Margh's were good, you could taste the ingredients. Prices reasonable for what you get.

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