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El Caporal

105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
(509) 674-4284
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Ranked #10 of 37 Restaurants in Cle Elum
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Hermiston, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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
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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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Senior Contributor
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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tacoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Would agree with the other sub-par reviews. My take on "American/mexican" is that if the plates are huge it won't matter that it doesn't taste so great - I would lump them in this category.

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