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El Caporal

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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
+1 719-276-2001
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“chips and salsa” (13 reviews)
“enchiladas” (10 reviews)
“mexican food” (54 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner with my wife on Father's Day. Service was average at best. The food was hot but reminded me of college and Taco Bell. One very big positive....they have cold beer and awesome frosted mugs. Like I said in the title, this place is...More

Thank cunclerich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat, was recommended by our white water rafting guide and he didn't steer us wrong. Great food, cold beers and awesome margaritas!

Thank dharty45s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess I'm used to Tex-Mex; but this is the worst Mexican restaurant I've ever been too. The taco salad was terrible and my husband's fajita meat was tasteless. They brought two tiny bowls with hot sauce for 5 people and we had to ask...More

Thank germanbabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seating area is large. The staff are helpful and friendly. The Menu has just about Mexican food item you could want. Make sure to ask if you are unsure. Still have not got used the Chile Relleno covered in some sort of egg batter.

Thank Sleeper2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner over Memorial Day weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The portions were larger than we thought they would be. I ordered Carne Abodano which was very flavorful. My husband had the enchiladas and enjoyed those as well....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Great Mexican food when we arrived in Canon City the day before we were going on the Train along the Arkansas. It was filled and people seemed to be enjoying their food and togetherness.

Thank 283sharon
Reviewed May 12, 2018

We have been to Canon City area frequently in the past few months, looking at homes and eventually buying one. Our realtor referred us to this restaurant. We have eaten here three times. Each time the service was very fast, the waiters were friendly and...More

Thank Laura V
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Read reviews looking for good Mexican food this was very ordinary overpriced for what you got nothing special here I’m sure there are better places staff from lady that seated us to waiter very unfriendly not a smile or pleasantry certainly would waste my money...More

Thank shirleykerwin
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Foods wonderful and staff is always friendly!! Have been going here for the past 12 years, it's so amazing!!

Thank Ash W
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants we have eaten at. The specials are always good. The chips are hot & fresh with excellent fresh salsa. The beans (both pinto or black) are excellent. The burritos - both chicken & beef - have just...More

Thank Alleta B
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 719-276-2001
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