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El Caporal

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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105 W 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1105
(509) 674-4284
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kent, Washington
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555 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner on our way to Blue Lake and enjoyed our meal. The food was good as were the drinks. The servers were fast and friendly. El Caporal is a good option for dinner in Cle Elum.

Thank Rehsinup19
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome authentic Mexican food. Very large portions of amazing food. Great Margaritas with lots of different flavors!!

Thank Ty And Ashley S
Victor, Montana
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat out a lot because I travel for work. This is a descent place to eat. Nothing to special, the chips were really good. Service was normal, very nice people that work their. I was served really fast. So if your in a hurry good place to stop

Thank cpmontana
Los Angeles, Ca.
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were pretty hungry and found this restaurant as we were driving through Cle Elum. The chips were fresh and crispy and the salsa was spicy and tasty. I had the big enchilada with rice and beans. My wife had the tacos. The server (Agapito) was very friendly and seemingly popular with many local residents as they started to stream... More 

Thank BaneMP
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food! Be prepared for a stuffed belly and smiling face when you leave. Very good service.

Thank Revmike4
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here yesterday as we were traveling through town. Traffic had been terrible and we were ready for a break and some great food. The food was delicious and the rice and beans were some of the best I've had. The hostess was very friendly, but our server was very slow, and we waited for almost 15 minutes for... More 

Thank mytwobits
Renton, WA
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped with four adults and two children. Only one other group was in the restaurant so we had great service. Our server was an older gentleman and he was very sweet and especially kind to the children. Our food arrived in a reasonable time, and while it wasnt something to brag about, all of us where happy with our... More 

Thank stitcher1951
Mesa, Arizona
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is our go to Mexican in Cle Elum, Wa. Great food, really friendly service and be sure to have a Margarita while you're there.

Thank Charles W
Olympia, Washington, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to! One of the best chicken fajitas ever! Service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Dennis7110
Everett, Washington
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283 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Stopped in there on a Sunday late morning by myself traveling thru town. I had the special bacon wrapped prawns mmmmm so delicious and the salsa was to die for!

Thank Shawna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 W 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: (509) 674-4284

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