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El Caporal


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Fast friendly service and great food always. Fresh chips and salsa and a wide variety of Mexican food entrees. Sangria is really good too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wauleahlarson
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Very good seafood dishes as well as chili verde. My husband likes the carnitas. Friendly staff. Margaritas are so so but a good selection of domestic and Mexican beers.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We were just passing thru looking for a quick bite. Ordered the loaded nachos. They were delicious. Lots of cheesy goodness. No complaints. Thank you for a good meal with good service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank agoofygrle1
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Two locations in town and both are worth a trip to eat at. The atmosphere is great. Good salsa and chips and my favorite is the chili Rolland’s.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Philip Q
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice meal at 4pm on Friday. The restaurant appeared clean and inviting. We were seated immediately and served our soft drinks. The waiter was efficient and got our orders correct, but I suppose could be friendlier, not bad though. The chimichanga...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jvboyle
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Nothing outstanding or special - just a good Mexican meal. Moderately priced and good portions. My favorite here is the cheese enchiladas.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Staff is so helpful and attentive. The food is Really good. I couldn’t finish my chalupa but I tried! It was sooooo good, not to mention large! Speaking of large. My husband had the macho burrito. That’s an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Sorry to say this was our last dinner & I wish we had come sooner so we could have come another time. Service was friendly & attentive. Salsa had the right amount of heat. The mole enchiladas & verde cheese enchiladas were both excellent. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank kftw
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We asked one of the locals where their favorite Mexican restaurant was and they sent us to ElCarporal. We loved it! After a long day hiking around the gorge and touring the area we were treated to a quiet dinner. We had burritos and they...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tom J
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Really hungry after a rafting trip, we all enjoyed our entrees, they kept our glasses full, would go back again if we get the chance.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peggy P
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Alana M
January 3, 2017|
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Response from mlowder500 | Reviewed this property |
It's not my restaurant, but I do think I remember that on the menu.
May 4, 2015|
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Response from maninthewoods | Reviewed this property |
They don't have a banquet room. This should have gone to the restaurant.
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