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El Caporal

Mexican, Southwestern
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105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
(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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Renton, WA
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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224 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Bremerton, WA
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Ate dinner here as part of a group of six. Place was filled on a Sunday night, so we were seated at a table in the bar. Our servers were fast and friendly and the food was delicious with plenty of items from which to choose. I had a combo plate of a super cheesy chile relleno and one ground... More 

Thank Lim48
Nanjing, China
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158 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stopped here as we were driving through, and thought we may have to stay the night as it took us so long to get out of there. The salsa is great, and the service was not good. They had a birthday party group and the place was packed, not enough help. Our food was mixed up, and it took... More 

Thank USAExpat555
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Since we moved here 5 months against we have come here once a week I have had something different every time and every time it is fabulous!! I am a vegetarian trying to be vegan and there is so many choices and options that let me be both. Best guacamole and salsa. Great atmosphere and perfect family restaurant. Love this... More 

Thank tiki12tiki
Bonifay, Florida
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Stopped in town to go to post office and grab a bite of good Mexican food! Busy place, atmosphere, great friendly service with great Mexican food!

Thank Diana M
Ferndale, Washington
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We were passing through town, looking for something other than fast food, and found El Caporal just off the freeway. The weekend lunch-time prices were a little higher than expected, but service was really fast and the waitress very cheerful and professional. The inside of the small-medium size restaurant is decorated in standard Mexican-theme, but well laid out with a... More 

Thank Andrew P
Elko, Nevada
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Family business. Great food. I would eat here again in a heart beat! I really liked the salsa! They are open late too which helps for travelers and people who just like to eat late.

Thank szatanek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
  • 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?