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El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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1800 S. Milton Rd. #21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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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Washington, DC
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Flagstaff, Arizona
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined for the first time at El Capitan last night on the recommendation of a friend who knew the owners father. The food was excellent, fresh but still with enough sauce and cheese to satisfy that craving for Mexican. They have a salsa bar and you can combine them to make the perfect salsa for your palette. I ordered... More 

Thank AZLynn18
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Capitan is quickly becoming our "go to" Mexican food restaurant. Even though they specialize in all dishes Mexican, ie, enchiladas, tamales, etc., I've been sampling their Mexican Ensaladas (salads)! I've tried every salad on the menu and not once was I disappointed. The Mexican Caesar is fabulous and the grilled shrimp salad is perfectly seasoned! Last night I enjoyed... More 

Thank billandeula
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband and I stopped at El Capitan while visiting Flagstaff earlier this month. The waitress was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. The food was hot and fresh, We really enjoyed the salsa bar with the chips. The meal was also reasonably priced. We would eat there again.

Thank Melissa B
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here with a friend after always seeing it when I'm up in Flag. I'm so glad we decided to drop in and check it out. The food was delicious. They have a salsa bar with a bunch of different options. All of the ones I Tried were really good. If you're in Flag and like Mexican food... More 

Thank CarlyAZ
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Extremely average. Not fresh. Don't get the queso, horrible. Salsa bar was only redeeming quality. I say go elsewhere.

Thank kmallory518
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Stopped here due to Yelp reviews but was a little disappointed. Average Mexican food - nice Salsa bar but given very small containers to use for salsa.

Thank Endosmith
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Salsa self serve was hilight. Burrito i ordered was average. Not good, not bad. Unsweet tea was quenching. Service SUCKED. No eye contact from waitress / no personality. Would probably go somewhere else.

Thank Melissaaaaaaaa
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Drinks good. Bartender is good. Margaritas excellent..food oh my so good Wolfe it down. Shrimp enchiladas amazing

Thank Julie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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. #21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: 19287741083
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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