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El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1800 S Milton Rd Ste 21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6340
+1 928-774-1083
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped in Flagstaff for a quick walk-around and found ourselves hungry. My wife uncharacteristically wanted Mexican, but it had to be authentic. When we walked in there was some hesitation that we were in the right kind of place, but one look at the menu let us know we were. They got a really neat salsa bar for your... More 

Thank Rick H
Granite Falls, Washington
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This was one of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. And it's located in a strip mall off the main highway. The ambience is fun and quirky, the service is delightful and friendly, and the food is incredible. The salsa is amazing. And the prices were extremely reasonable. This is a cannot-miss place if... More 

Thank TracyWfromWA
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I read and researched Mexican food places for an hour before deciding. This one was close to the hotel but NOT impressive. The staff was very friendly but the food was so so. I order "CRISPY" street tacos (what they are supposedly known for) BUT they forgot to put the "crispy" on my plate because they were basically SOFT tacos.... More 

Thank forensicprofilerx2
Pace, Florida
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Was exactly what we were looking for, good Mexican food with good drinks. Loved the salsa bar! Had more of a sportsbar feel but that was fine with us

1 Thank kosborne32571
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Chili Rellenos!! Been missing Mexican Food with flavor in Alabama. Glad I'm traveling across Arizona and had a chance to visit El Capitan. Salsa bar to please every taste, from mild to hot. Today's special salsa is a winner: Chipotle with pineapple, very hot and flavorful. Enjoyed my meal.

Thank Susan R
Casa Grande, Arizona
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

You get a very good tasting entree with a beer for a decent price. Add a salsa bar, great service, and fast service and this place has it all for lunch. We go back frequently.

Thank Katie S
Winslow, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

There is no mistaking the feel of a college town, My two block walk from the hotel was uplifting. What a great community. That great feel didn't stop at the door of El Capitan. I enjoyed a generous lunch special the first day and was so impressed I went back the next day for Happy Hour and Dinner.

Thank Tyler E
chicago, illinois
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Stayed while driving back to Chicago in Flagstaff. Limited menu choices. If you like the beef tacos as Taco Bell, then you might like this place.

Thank newyorklady88
Washington, DC
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I will be retuning for the Pineapple Chicken Fajitas. Yum! I appreciate that they have things on the menu beyond the regular run-of-the-mill Tex Mex selections. I will come back on a Monday for the Caribbean Jerk Tacos special. I have been here a few times for lunch, and with its apparent focus on being a college bar, I don't... More 

Thank BreeAmalie
Bessemer, Alabama
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was close to our hotel so we have it a try. Should have known better because there weren't any customers. Food was expensive & not much taste. Service was horrible even though there weren't any customers. The young wait staff seemed more interested in conversing with themselves. Glad I won't be dining there again. There are other restaurants... More 

Thank dixiehdrider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Milton Rd Ste 21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6340
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-774-1083
El Capitan is a family friendly local hangout for Flagstaff and tourists. We specialize in fresh ingredients only. We have a delicious salsa bar with 5 salsas to choose from made daily! We specialize in TACOS... We have hard, soft or our choice "dorado style". We serve tacos with chicken, shredded beef, pork, fish, shrimp or bean. We specialize in Margaritas! We have our famous "Lily" which is not on our menus. You must ask for this margarita. You are only allowed 2 max! Our happy hour is the best in Flagstaff. Served Tues-Friday. We have a separate food menu for the happy hour as well. Come visit us.. We know that you will not be disappointed. We are closed Mondays from Nov-March.

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