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El Caporal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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610 N Overland Ave, Burley, ID 83318-3439
+1 208-678-2117
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was great! I was seated quickly. However, they were slow to take my order. The food came out fast. There were no surprises in flavor. I came in expecting the food to taste like Tex-Mex. It was spot on. Great portions as well. I recommend the 2 enchiladas. Enjoy!

Thank Heston Y
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Very very slow service. Food pretty good, but not stellar. Probably ok for Burley. Did we mention SLOW?

Thank Little O
Pocatello, Idaho
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286 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Saturday lunch...., huge crowds. It's probably safe to say that this restaurant is the most popular restaurant in town. Keep in mind, Burley isn't that big, but the local's like their Mexican! In addition, we noticed that while we were eating Mexican at a Mexican restaurant, we saw several groups of Mexican families! So, you know it's good when the... More 

Thank dkbrig
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We are traveling and was it on TripAdvisor And decided we would try it .The Food was great and more than we could eat. Sooo Glad we tried it.👍🏻

Thank Tammy N
Burley, Idaho
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Not my favorite place to go. But food is ok. We got seated right away. They need better parking. So many people go there. And we had to park way out back next to dumpster. Oh well.

Thank Carina B
Ogden, Utah
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We choose this place because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and we couldn't be happier. The service, food and oh yeah the margaritas are the best I have had in a long time. As a matter of fact I am having my big bday there this year.

Thank Peanut295
Spanish Fork, Utah
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

You know it's a good place when Latinos come to eat here. I walked away very pleased with the taste of the meal and the service. This was my first restaurant I tried out in Burley It was Good enough that I'll come back.

Thank Mkdkay
Coats, North Carolina
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136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We ended here as we saw on the marque ladies night. Thought to try out. Loved the extra mile they go to stand out. They put pink chips in the stand out. Instead of just Salsa they gave pinto beans. We ordered combo fajitas and boy the portion was big and very good. We asked for both corn & flour... More 

Thank 109carmeng
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Expectations to high after reviews. Quickly sat. Quickly served margaritas :). Quickly served appetizers and food at same time. Cheese crisps was really good. Food was just ok. Meat & pork out of a can, ugg! Green chili bland and the red chili was tasty but a bit salty. Sever was just ok.

1 Thank Sharon Seefeldt H
Hilo, HI
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and staff. We had the chicken tostada and combination taco and tamale. Best ever! We also had the Mexican Driver (tequila and OJ) and glass of house red (very large pour) and are very happy with them. Plus they gave us a free dessert which was so difficult to eat ( although we managed...) since we were so... More 

Thank Iris_Hilo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
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: 610 N Overland Ave, Burley, ID 83318-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Burley
  • Phone Number: +1 208-678-2117

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