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“Our family stopped here after a morning...”
Review of El Caporal

El Caporal
Ranked #14 of 82 Restaurants in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 12, 2010

Our family stopped here after a morning of river rafting and we were pleasantly surprised to have one of the best meals of our vacation. The food far surpassed any Mexican food from our home town of Topeka; fantastic chicken tortilla soup, spicy and addicting home made salsa, delicious tostadas, a spicy shrimp dish that's part of a list of original family recipes, fresh and tart blackberry margaritas, and the mark of any good Mexican restaurant, a rich and flavorful mole. The service was incredibly friendly and attentive and our meal was brougt out very fast. The meal wasn't too expensive either (8-14$ per adult) and overall, a must visit in Canon City.

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Thank Ogvor
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

I dine here every time I come back to visit family in Canon City. Consistent food and service. Food is always hot and fresh. Decor is very inviting and festive. Service is fast and quality.

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Thank CatLady07
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

The Latino population in Canon City is very small... so the regalur eaters here are not Mexican, therefore you have mexican food that is adapted to suit the patrons. But the food is flavorful and service is good.

If you like SOPAPILLAS - their sopapillas are DELICIOUS!!! Very fresh, warm and thick!

Based on about 5 visits to this restaurant. The best items we ordered were the enchilada suizas (1 huge enchilada) - chicken is very moist and flavorful ($8 plate). Beef Fajitas - good flavor ($9 or $10). Chicken taco salad - same moist, flavourful chicken found inside enchiladas. Chicken tortilla soup is made fresh there and it's good. Nachos are good too. Their guacamole and salsa are made fresh there and both are very good (including cilantro, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, etc).

I wish they would warm the chips prior to serving.

They have daily specials and also alot (like 10) weekday specials to pick from.

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Thank tcampos
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

We ate here on a Monday night and it was really busy. The waitstaff (chip servers especially) were literally running to keep up with the customers. We had tacos al carbon and a shrimp fajita dish. Both we're good. Chips and salsa we're plentiful and flavorful. They didn't have any crayons for our 3-year-old, but he enjoyed looking at all the people.

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Thank homefrontgirl
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

Excellent food and great service. It was a busy Saturday night and we were a large group but they gave us a room to ourselves.I would definitely eat there again.

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