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El Caporal

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
+1 509-674-4284
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently completed a trip through Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Stopped at El Caporal in Cle Elum, WA and was completely blown away by our lunch. Service was great and the food was absolutely incredible. The flavors were unique to each dish and all of the food was served piping hot and fresh. Not sure when we will travelling through the... More 

Thank psdfan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great customer service. Very tasty Mexican food, especially love their salsa! Celebrated a family birthday with a Margarita pitcher!

Thank Karen V
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

the best place in town for a quick great food and drinks went by my self they were very welcoming and kind.

Thank Neena H
Richland, Washington
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409 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

First time here, we ate in the bar area and the staff were great, very attentive, food was really good and the place was very clean. Not a noisy place, so you can hear your conversations easy. Had a great time!

Thank Ranbud
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I found this delightful place based on the flower displays outside the building. I felt that any business that would pay so much attention to its flowers just might also pay that type of attention to its food. We had to wait in line for a table and the small entrance is the size of a closet... More 

Thank LarryB5115
Kent, Washington
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752 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner on our way to Blue Lake and enjoyed our meal. The food was good as were the drinks. The servers were fast and friendly. El Caporal is a good option for dinner in Cle Elum.

Thank Rehsinup19
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome authentic Mexican food. Very large portions of amazing food. Great Margaritas with lots of different flavors!!

Thank Ty And Ashley S
Victor, Montana
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I eat out a lot because I travel for work. This is a descent place to eat. Nothing to special, the chips were really good. Service was normal, very nice people that work their. I was served really fast. So if your in a hurry good place to stop

Thank cpmontana
Los Angeles, Ca.
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were pretty hungry and found this restaurant as we were driving through Cle Elum. The chips were fresh and crispy and the salsa was spicy and tasty. I had the big enchilada with rice and beans. My wife had the tacos. The server (Agapito) was very friendly and seemingly popular with many local residents as they started to stream... More 

Thank BaneMP
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food! Be prepared for a stuffed belly and smiling face when you leave. Very good service.

Thank Revmike4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 West First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: +1 509-674-4284

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?