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El Caporal

622 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085-5421
+1 847-336-9329
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25 Sep 2015
“Best Mexican in Waukegan!!”
16 Aug 2015
“AMAZING!!!”
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622 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085-5421
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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...More

Thank Kate l
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...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank SammySardine
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....More

2  Thank roadtrippersx2Chicao
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
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...More

1  Thank shotec
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  • 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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