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El Caporal

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2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218-1330
(502) 473-7840
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

How I'm greeted can make all the difference. Host was annoyed, to the point my husband almost walked out, when we asked to sit at booth. It was 5:30, not busy. He literally threw the menus on the table. Wow! But things got better. The waitress didn't speak English, but she was very sweet. Chips and salsa, fajitas and burritos... More 

Thank Eatsoutalot1970
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Good lunch menu ($5.50) nothing mind blowing but their salsa is delicious. Friendly staff. Also their guacamole was fresh made, a nice basic guacamole to enjoy with your food.

Thank Halie K
Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Came here for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Was surprised that they had no specials at all; No drink specials nor any food specials. I was disappointed because of this. The chips were a little greasier than I prefer, but the salsa was spicy and served cold. I ordered a house margarita on the rocks. It was a little too... More 

Thank Aleeta P
Dayton, Ohio
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

First time visit here. Good family atmosphere here. Most of the background noises were babies and women laughing. The salsa here has a pretty good flavor and a bit of heat. The Pollo Poblano was one of the best versions that I've had. I'm not a fan of refried beans, but at least these tasted like beans. The rice was... More 

Thank Mike Z
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I go to el caporal I enjoy it SO much it's just, well, EVERYTHING!!! There's the cheesedip and it's just, oh, I can't even IMAGINE the words to describe how HEAVENLY it is!!! Do NOT forget to order the cheesedip because if you forget, you are REALLY missing out!!! I am NOT kidding!!! And they have the BEST waiters... More 

Thank Bigbutt1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I brought our two sons here after spending 3 hours on a ropes course. We were starving! All four of us really enjoyed our food for less than $30. We would go back again!

Thank Nancy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Quick and friendly service. I had the chicken quesadillas that were average taste but large portions. Good lunch spot when craving Mexican food for affordable price.

Thank Miller S
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Had a chicken mole and the sauce was just okay, but the chicken was tough. Generous portions of guacamole given on request. Food was okay, but nothing special. Staff very friendly. Big portions, at a low price (someone else was paying, did hear them say that it was cheap). Would suggest to hungry budget-conscious people, but there are probably better... More 

Thank stevestone
Edwardsville, Illinois
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199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant had better find a new cook before it's too late. We dined here during prime dining hours on a Friday night. There were only 3 other tables of diners while we were there. After our food arrived, we understood why. The salsa was exceedingly bland with no kick or tomato taste. The dominant flavor was garlic. My taco... More 

Thank scirls
Mishawaka, Indiana
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Staying in the area for a night and did NOT want fast food and chains which was all around. Found this place. GREAT GREAT food. I was sooo surprised when I received my burrito the homemade sauce and the spices they used.. you KNEW it was Authentic and homemade. My business partner had the fish tacos and could not say... More 

Thank Jennifer H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 473-7840

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