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“Absolutely!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Caporal

El Caporal
Ranked #289 of 1,602 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Absolutely!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

A friend and myself were looking for a good Mexican restaurant in the area. We happened to choose this just because of its proximity. At first, I did not see it tucked into the area, since it does look so small. My friend said the building looked like an old Long John Silver restaurant building.

Once you walk inside, you definitely feel the ambiance. The menu is huge, we had a hard time deciding what to order. But, the margaritas and chips with dip kept us busy. So much food!!! Would have loved to try some dessert but, we could barely finish what was on our plates. Great tasting, great service!!! Will go again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Short Pump, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best of the Tex-Mex/New Mexican restaurants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

El Caporal is our family's favorite "Tex-Mex" type restaurant. If you want really authentic Mexican food in Richmond, you have to go to La Milpa or to Latino Village. However, you often want just the good old American idea of Mexican food. El Caporal does the tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc., well. The service is always friendly. The food comes out quick, fresh, and hot. The quality is consistently good. El Caporal is better than the other local Richmond New Mexican type chains.

Our family recommends it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Cant say enough about this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

i started going to El Caporal in 2007 and it is still my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant in Richmond! Their quesadillas are just divine and HUGE; i recommend the fajita quesadilla with chicken and steak which is what i get here almost every time. Their happy hour margaritas also pack quite a punch when you're in the mood

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank nida s
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Hampstead, Maryland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Claustrophobia”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A very cramped, loud little place. Authentic Mexican food but not notable. Lots of young families and teenie-boppers. Good for a quick dinner but not a romantic one!

  • Visited October 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok is the best word we have”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Cramped but we got immediate seating.

White sauce with chips runny.

Got two adult entrees and two kids meals. No alcohol and meal was over $50. Ouch.

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Thank Altbiers
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