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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fast service, good prices. Great service even when the restaurant is full. Great chips and fresh salsa. Quality of the meat is very good. We always get tacos and enchiladas but they have an extensive menu. We bring guests frequently and they are always pleased.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Guacamole appetizer for $8.25 it was awful and small (seriously it was the same size as the side dish of sour cream), it had a strong lime taste, was on tge watery side and was not fresh. I ordered a cheese quesadillia,...the outside was fried but the cheese in the inside was cold and not melted. Terrible place to eat. My husband had a beef burrito, he was not impressed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed March 17, 2022 via mobile

Food is tasty and margaritas to die for. Nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Fresh ingredients and quite a selection. Great for families, friends and dates. We’ll go back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

We went before a concert and they were very busy. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our food choices. Two of us had chicken tortilla soup that was a large serving size and full of chicken, and had a great taste. It seems as...though it is a family run place and they are friendly and professional. It was a nice place to have a good meal and experienceMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and funny. Our waiter was hilarious. My mom is usually very picking about Mexican and said her meal was very good! I also had a hangry toddler who throw a fit and the waiter tried to...butter her up w a sucker haha. Didn’t work but he tried. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

The caseo dip is the best I've ever had .great Brito 's great tacos quesadilla is wonderful great place to bring your family good cold drinks.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

I normally only read reviews but don’t write one, unless of course something is very bad. This is one of those times. My first time trying el Caporal I had the fajitas, the meat was bad and the overall taste was very bland. I only...at part of it. The next time I had the enchiladas. The tortilla was soggy like it had been sitting in water for while and the sauce was gross. To their credit the chips and salsa were good and the people working there were very nice. Everything else was bad. If you are looking for good Mexican food in Camdenton this is not it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 16, 2020

My husband and I ate here and I had chicken enchiladas which was ok but my husband had The taco platter, he said it was awful and even got sick when we came home, I have never been impressed with this place, but we had...this discount card that the school here sells for a fundraiser, but bottom line is that we wont eat there again, but the margarita i had was good so I will give them that!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

On the way home and looking for something to eat. Decided to eat Mexican and it was a good choice. Their was no wait and the service was good. Food came out quickly and was very good. Will come back if hungry for Mexican food.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

My husband and I saw this restaurant from the Chinese restaurant across the street and came back to give it a try a couple of nights later. Good food, fast service and reasonable prices. Recommended

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

Been going to this restaurant weekly. Several weeks ago we ordered steak fajitas and they came out way too salty and the meat was old. We took two bites and set it aside. The waiter asked if something was wrong and we said yes the...meat is too salty and it's obviously old meat. We assumed they were trying to cover up the old meat with the salt. I asked him to taste it but he didn't. They when paying the bill, the cashier man asked how was everything? We told him about the meat and he kept his head facing down and didn't say anything after that. We used to go there at least once a week and considered ourselves regulars, but have found other Mexican options since they charged us full price for something that we couldn't enjoy. I will say this was the first time we had a disappointing meal in probably 20 visits. They need to take care of their regulars, not use old meat, be serious when asking "how was everything?", and make bill adjustments when appropriate.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

I walked a mile from my hotel, so I was thirsty. Great Dos Equis draft in frozen mugs. I asked about the shrimp diablo, so my server brought me out a dish of extra hot sauce that they use for Diablo Shrimp. Tasty. Hot. I...had shrimp enchiladas with great enchilada sauce, pico, guack, and rice. On a super hot dish. Love super hot food! Probably one of the better places to eat in town.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

This restaurant is always busy. They have expanded and can accommodate more clientele. Wonderful food and quite fast after ordering.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Authentic feel but tastes like Bubba Joe was cooking in the back. It tastes like the chef is dying to add flavor but too many people complained about seasoning so they stopped.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

My Granddaughter & I had dinner together here in May, after a long hot day in Jefferson City at the State Track Meet. We were welcomed & seated as soon as we entered the door, the waiter delivered our drinks quickly & returned shortly to...take our orders, the food was great, the service could not have been better. If we are ever through Camdenton again we will make sure to eat here!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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They had limited outdoor sitting so I would think it would be if you sat outside.
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El Caporal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4