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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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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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385 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

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Thank LarryB5115
Kent, Washington
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719 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 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
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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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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here yesterday as we were traveling through town. Traffic had been terrible and we were ready for a break and some great food. The food was delicious and the rice and beans were some of the best I've had. The hostess was very friendly, but our server was very slow, and we waited for almost 15 minutes for... More 

Thank mytwobits
Renton, WA
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped with four adults and two children. Only one other group was in the restaurant so we had great service. Our server was an older gentleman and he was very sweet and especially kind to the children. Our food arrived in a reasonable time, and while it wasnt something to brag about, all of us where happy with our... More 

Thank stitcher1951

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?