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Tacos El Caporal

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1260 Burton St. & 1717 28th St., Wyoming, Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 246-6180
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is authentic and real

I love the taste! Lunch is always busy! I think it is the closest you will find to a true authentic mexcian food here in Grand Rapids. Better than Tex-Mex/ Cal-Mex food. Please keep in mind they serve on paper plates and plastic forks so that should give you an idea of what to expect. No alcohol... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Tony R
via mobile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch, and the entire restaurant was dirty. I'm sure there were several health codes violated. The good was average, but they didn't have any salsa for our chips - only hot sauce in a squirt bottle. I would not recommend this place for any family or friends.

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Thank Dan C
Grand Rapids, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday night after 8:00. If a place is still busy that should be a good sign especially when there is no alcohol or entertainment, which they have neither. There were no clean tables nor did the place look very clean. We informed the first person to our table that it was our first time, no comment... More 

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Thank fourbeesplus3
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I love the taste! Lunch is always busy! I think it is the closest you will find to a true authentic mexcian food here in Grand Rapids. Better than Tex-Mex/ Cal-Mex food. Please keep in mind they serve on paper plates and plastic forks so that should give you an idea of what to expect. No alcohol and there is... More 

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Thank Tony R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere here is a little half hazardous and confusing! You walk in and it's hard to figure out what to do. Do you seat yourself or wait? Do you go up to the counter to order or do they come to you. Do you get your own drink refills or do they do it. Most places these questions are... More 

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Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Best tacos in Grand Rapids !!! I really recommend this place 👍 There Gorditas are the best lengua 👌

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Thank Laura S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This is the best authentic mexican food I have ever eaten! Seems kind of like a whole in the wall restaurant but the food speaks for itself! We will be back!

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Thank Erin S
Midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great lunch spot, pretty decent service, not a fancy dancy place. but great for a quick lunch. the food is great. my favs here are the gorditas and soft corn tacos.

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Thank tentmaker
Clearwater, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Bought lunch for our Grand Rapids staff. Had heard this was excellent Mexican food. People waiting out the door told me "jackpot." Shrimp tacos had some bang to them. The chips and guacamole were in the conversation for best ever category. If I lived here, this would be once a week, easy.

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Thank jimvet1826
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

You want a torta, hands down this is the place to go, never had a Mexican sandwich till I went here about four years ago, when I think Mexican food I think tacos and stuff, but not after trying their Torta's, and every time I go to Grand Rapids now I either go in and eat or get a torta... More 

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Thank Leigh T
Wayland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We are on a quest to find the best Mexican food around the area. After reading a lot of reviews, we thought this may be it. It was not. The food was ok, but not great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1260 Burton St. & 1717 28th St., Wyoming, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Wyoming
  • Phone Number: (616) 246-6180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?