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El Caporal

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2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 473-7840
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
What a fiesta!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
Brooklyn, New York
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133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Best Mexican food in town.Been here several times. Always fresh and authentic, not processed. Fast and chips are always warm. Great cheese dip. Huge portions at reasonable prices....the whole package!! Don't forget to get a pitcher of their house made margaritas. ANDALE!!!

Thank Ahmed E
St Charles, MO
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stopped in Louisville for the night and weren't sure where to eat. We just sort of stumbled across this place and we loved it! The food was great, the service was wonderful, and the prices were low!

Thank badlandsbaby
Vonore, Tennessee
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Bottom Line - Excellent Mexican Restaurant! I was traveling through the Louisville area and had stopped for the night. In looking for a place to eat, I stumbled onto El Caporal and could not have been happier. The restaurant was not very busy the night I was there, an ice storm was on the way, but I was greeted like... More 

Thank Jan L
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I could walk to this restaurant. Really good mexican food. Its on a side street about a block and half away from where I stay. Service excellent.

Thank JED1960

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2209 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 473-7840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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