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El Caporal

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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
719-276-2001
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the steak fajitas and it was wonderful. The complimentary chips and salsa were also delicious. Definitely would eat here again.

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Thank Thad S
Sioux Falls, SD
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place filled up as we got there. Service was quick and the food good. Especially liked the salsa which had a touch of heat but wasn't too hot. Guacamole was really good as well.

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Thank foodpeddler
Albert Lea
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellant service and fantastic food. We showed up close to closing time but that didn't seem to bother them.

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vacation and travel loved there food and service and would go back if I had a chance there bisteak ranchero was fantastic

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Thank TravelingPackero
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fine. They upcharge for a lot of things though ($1 for extra chips and salsa). Atmosphere was fine for kids.

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Thank rlstreff
Missouri
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was great. Two of us ate from the lunch menu for $15. My husband enjoyed the chicken chimichanga with green chiles he said were a little mild for his New Mexican tastebuds. I loved the beef super nachos, though they were not what I was expecting. They were not piled up like most,... More 

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Thank mydayscount
Elizabeth, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Service, HUGE portions, nice local flavor. I would recommend to any Canon City visitor looking for a fast Mexican restaurant meal!

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Thank JAParkhill
oklahoma
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was just OK. We really did not like the sauce and the rice was very plain. They did honor my request to put onions in my cheese enchilada, but the flavor just wasn't what we are used to.

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Thank mcboyd
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited El Caporal on the recommendation of our white water rafting guide, Nathan. We weren't disappointed! The food was very good and the staff were all friendly and helpful; very prompt with taking our orders and bringing out the food and drinks. The restaurant was very clean and the staff were very well-dressed and professional looking.

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Thank RNJasonMcD
Topeka, Kansas
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner during vacation and enjoyed our meal. Our food was good but not extraordinary. We were tired and it was a pleasant meal.

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Thank dixie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
  • Phone Number: 719-276-2001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?