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El Caporal

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622 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085-5421
+1 847-336-9329
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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I had been to El Corporal in 2009 when I lived in Chicago and thought about their food for years and I finally came to waukegan again now. The food is better than I remembered! Everything is good but I tried the paradilla which is a combo of meats with cheese and peppers on the side served over fire. Hot... More 

Thank Kate l
Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The food here is so good! If you want authentic Mexican food this is the place to go. I have not found another restaurant in Waukegan that has good Mexican food and I have been to all of them in the Waukegan area. This one is definitely the best one!

Thank John M
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

With so many restaurants moving out of downtown, I was looking for a lunch place and had been driving past El Caporal for years, so decided to go in. What a good idea! Very clean, very nice service, and excellent food! I got carry out and it was fast, not too expensive, and tastes great. My one complaint is that... More 

1 Thank SammySardine
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

In town for a show at the Theater Downtown. Our choice of food was overbooked, walked out of a Chinese restaurant for lack of service and were restricted on time. GPS found this place a few blocks away. Good choice. Service and food were great. Chips and Salsa. Yum. spicy, yet not overbearing. Good portions, and reasonable prices. My only... More 

2 Thank roadtrippersx2Chicao
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I love el caporal! It's the best mexican restaurant I have ever been to and no other one can compare to it. I love their gorditas de frijoles y queso and their agua de Jamaica! It is just pure Mexican Goodness!

1 Thank choheem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2009

I like El Caporal and have recommended it to friends several times. For the longest time their Taco Dinner was the value in the city at $4.65 but has now bee raised to $5.75. Even at the higher price, I would compare it with any other in town. Fresh salsa (sometimes hotter than others) with just the perfect amount of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085-5421
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-9329

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