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El Caporal

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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food

Good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. They had a restaurant in Pueblo West at one time, miss them there and usually stop whenever going thru Canon City.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara M
Pueblo, Colorado
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Caporal is our favorite Mexican restaurant - it never disappoints! They have great food and excellent service. The Arroz Con Pollo is my all time favorite.

Thank Mbellew12
Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. They had a restaurant in Pueblo West at one time, miss them there and usually stop whenever going thru Canon City.

Thank Barbara M
Winthrop, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We picked out this restaurant by chance while driving up Main Street in Canon City. Lucky us! The service was fast and friendly, the restaurant is very clean and well-decorated, and the food was great! We'll be back!

Thank Hank C
Cotopaxi, Colorado
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549 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We ate lunch but selected items from the dinner menu. I had the shrimp fajitas while my wife had the chicken fajitas. We both enjoyed our food, it tasted reasonably authentic. My only complaint was that there were only nine shrimp for fourteen dollars, I have gotten a lot more at other restaurants. So, don't order the shrimp fajitas, you... More 

Thank bssc
Canon City, Colorado
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This restaurant has the best Mexican restaurant in town. It is on a par with El Toreadors Mexican Restaurant near the east end of Royal Gorge Blvd. Both restaurants might be under the same family's ownership because the décor is very similar. My wife likes the flautas and I enjoy the chimichangas and enchiladas. The food is hot (temperature wise)... More 

Thank Chimmy56
Jefferson, GA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Having this restaurant recommended to us by our server on the Royal Gorge Railroad we located it and got there in time for lunch. The service was more formal that Mexican restaurants I usually find in Georgia. The service was great and the food excellent. I wish there was such a restaurant back home!

Thank Tim L
Nutley, NJ
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and it did not disappoint us at all. It was very nicely decorated and clean. The food was wonderful. They gave us chips and salsa to start, which were great. We were so pleased with our meals. The portions were very big and the taste was delicious. Would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank illerrep
Canon City, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our go to place for Mexican food in Canon City. Good guacamole! Food comes out really fast and they have flavored Margaritas

Thank Jen G
Edinburgh, Scotland
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Warm welcome and attentive service created a really nice atmosphere - within 5 minutes we'd decided we really liked the place. Extensive menu of all the usual Mexican dishes - nothing avant garde here but what they do, they do well. Margaritas are good and reasonably priced :-) Salsa and chips is on the house - a nice gesture. Very... More 

Thank Scots_english_pair
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Upscale by Canyon City standards, very good food and competent staff, seems to be quite popular with the locals.

Thank Final-Focus

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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