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El Caporal

1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
+1 719-276-2001
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheese dip” (4 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing outstanding or special - just a good Mexican meal. Moderately priced and good portions. My favorite here is the cheese enchiladas.

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Staff is so helpful and attentive. The food is Really good. I couldn’t finish my chalupa but I tried! It was sooooo good, not to mention large! Speaking of large. My husband had the macho burrito. That’s an...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say this was our last dinner & I wish we had come sooner so we could have come another time. Service was friendly & attentive. Salsa had the right amount of heat. The mole enchiladas & verde cheese enchiladas were both excellent. The...More

1  Thank kftw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We asked one of the locals where their favorite Mexican restaurant was and they sent us to ElCarporal. We loved it! After a long day hiking around the gorge and touring the area we were treated to a quiet dinner. We had burritos and they...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Really hungry after a rafting trip, we all enjoyed our entrees, they kept our glasses full, would go back again if we get the chance.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had a pleasant lunch. I chose the taco salad which was unusual in that the meat was buried underneath the lettuce. And there was no taco bowl - just tortilla chips sprinkled on top. Though it was unusual, I found it to be quite...More

Thank ColoradoJAK
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Canon City and asked at the hotel for a recommendation for a good Mexican restaurant nearby. She suggested El Caporal. We had dinner there, with Margaritas, and everything was delicious. We returned later in the week, for a lunch and were very...More

Thank Glovelady
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We got full but wouldn't repeat the visit to this restaurant. Service was average and food was ok, just not what we expect from other mexican food experiences in our own hometown.

Thank Lora G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We live locally and eat here often! But our daughter-in-law loves their flan! They live in Atalanta and visit each year for the Christmas Parade--a nice tradition! She must have their flan when she is here! Know they are moving to Seoul and still plan...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We made reservations and were seated quickly when we arrived. Good service throughout the meal. Enjoyed the fresh chips and the carne asada and shrimp diablo (mild). Good place for dinner conversation too.

Thank katmai8
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Questions & Answers
Alana M
4 January 2017|
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Response from mlowder500 | Reviewed this property |
It's not my restaurant, but I do think I remember that on the menu.
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Squirto63
5 May 2015|
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Response from maninthewoods | Reviewed this property |
They don't have a banquet room. This should have gone to the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
  • Phone Number: +1 719-276-2001
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