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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
a little blah

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
lakecleelum
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Cle Elum, Washington
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cle Elum, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bemidji, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?