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El Caporal

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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Canon, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has an extensive menu, both American & Mexican. Great green chili. The locals eat here and it always has lots of customers. It even has vegetarian entrees.

Thank Wendy S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Since day one I have love El Caporal! The service is amazing!! The food comes out hot , and delicious!! We have had many family celebrates there!!

Thank Djgriz71
Fellowsville, West Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is nicely hidden one block off of Main Street. The food was excellent and the wait staff was superb. The seating was decent. The prices are comparable to other Mexican restaurants. The quality in the food is what makes the difference.

Thank LikeuhBoss
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on vacation and wanted good Mexican food. The hotel clerk said this is her favorite. We tried it and were not disappointed! The salsa was a little spicy but very good! All 3 of us liked our entrees.

Thank Diane W
Beaver, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent "Authentic" Mexican food. Very clean and accommodating. We loved the nachos, chili Colorado and margaritas. If you're looking for great authentic Mexican food, look no further.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The group I was with had a craving for Mexican food, and this was the closest one to where we were at the time. Our server was friendly but a bit busy, however he did a good job managing the tables he had. We did not have to wait to be seated despite having a large group, so that was... More 

Thank Brandi K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We've visited this restaurant MANY times on the recommendation of a good friend. Excellent and timely service has always been our experience, with reliably tasty Mexican food favorites! I'm only sad that they do not offer a queso option with their chips! (I know it's lame). It's become a family-owned local favorite of ours. We will surely return soon!

Thank Zerosignal11
Ovilla, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The food, service and waitstaff were excellent. The restaurant is in the downtown area and there was no waiting to get a table. The food was very affordable and we had good portions.

Thank KennyP53
Hutchinson, Kansas
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The food was authentic Mexican food and it was very good. Large portions. Service was slow. Chips and sauce were delivered immediately but waited awhile for a server to take our order and deliver the food. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Pat D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is definitely Mexican! The servers were gracious and the food was delicious! No queso dip tho! The nachos were awesome, plenty of cheese there!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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
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?