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“Great Mexican - and the best salsa” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of EL Caporal - Sunriver

EL Caporal - Sunriver
Ranked #19 of 27 Restaurants in Sunriver
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Portland, OR
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Mexican - and the best salsa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a late lunch at El Caporal, and really enjoyed it. My chicken mole enchiladas has just the right bite of chili and sweetness. My husbands camerones (shrimp) in cheese sauce was a huge portion but very flavorful, with lots of chopped veggies. We shared good margaritas as well. Friendly service, and the best salsa...so good we bought some for home. A great choice in Sunriver

Visited July 2013
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English first
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Avoid”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner on a weekday. The tables outside were full of dirty dishes uncleared and remained that way until after we left, so sitting outside was not an option. The food was fairly poor. I got the impression they would not survive outside of the resort- had we known we'd not have gone- sorry!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Tigard, Oregon
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Avoid the "Halibut Fish Taco's"”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Perhaps it depends on when you eat here and what you have. As a "first" experience I was less than impressed. Visited late afternoon on a Wednesday. I believe we were the only customers in the place and we ate outside. Servers were friendly, attentive and we got our food very fast. Top shelf margarita was ample (2 pours) but just "alright" in taste. Fish taco's were horrible - allegedly grilled - certainly did not taste like any halibut I've ever had - most likely frozen cod - no sauce, cabbage or pico de gallo served. Bland at best. If I were to return I would probably make sure it was busy and chef A was working.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Consistent Every time..Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

It seems like every time we go to Sunriver we have to eat at EL Caporal. The food here is always delicious the wait staff is always friendly and the drinks well made, I couldn't ask for more in a simple Mexican restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank griffids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great !!! They are at Sunriver ,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Good!!! . not have to go to Bend.
TRADITIONAL FOOD!!!
Family frienly ,, Margarita all tastes and prices..(ask for Top shell) . No resevations .. Takes time but the food made at time of order,, fresh!!.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Calushka
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