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El Caporal

1717 28th St SW, Ste B, Grand Rapids, MI 49519-2591
+1 616-261-2711
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak tacos” (2 reviews)
“torte” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
1717 28th St SW, Ste B, Grand Rapids, MI 49519-2591
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I have been eating here my whole life. I've been to Mexico over 4 times and I am always happy that the food here is just as good if not better than in Mexico. Wonderful staff, amazing cooks, and great prices. Torta and steak tacos...More

Thank humblejoker
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The food is super cheap and very good mexican food! I would go there if you are in the are and looking a place to have a dinner in your sweatpants!

Thank aaltoadele
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite place to go for cheap but very good Mexican. It's sometimes not the cleanest, and waitstaff is very young with limited training, but the food is authentic. We've never had to wait more than 7 minutes for our order. We can...More

Thank BnKSimmons
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Fresh chips and guacamole were our starter. Amazing fresh food. Hubby had the Steak tacos and I had the alamabre. The beans were amazing and fresh. The food was hot and fresh. Must check this place out. It's always busy but never a long wait....More

Thank Efren K
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've been several times now and the food has been very good but because it has always been busy, it can take 15-20 minutes for a takeout dinner. Be patient - it's worth the wait!

Thank Curt V
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for 10 years. Amazing food. Some of, if not the best Mexican food in town. When I travel, I search for tacos to compete, and El Caporal always holds its own.

Thank freehatch
Reviewed 15 March 2016

VERY affordable! Place is always hopping. Make everything from scratch to order. Highly recommend the Alhambre? I know when I see it on the menu! Plate consists of rice, guac, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, chicken, beef or shrimp (we usually get the deluxe plate, which...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Walked in, seated ourselves as directed, all empty tables were dirty so chose the cleanest of them. Waited over 10 mins for someone to come out and wipe down the table and another few for them to bring menus. Ordered drinks and again waited for...More

Thank n0t00picky
Reviewed 1 July 2015

You can find real Mexican food, prepared by Mexicans . The staff is very friendly .The food is delicious.

Thank icuka1
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We ate the Tacos Darados (I think that was the correct spelling). It was a fried taco, basically. YUM! At about 7:30ish tonight this place was VERY busy but the staff was friendly and hard working. I will definitely go again!

Thank meg r
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 28th St SW, Ste B, Grand Rapids, MI 49519-2591
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-261-2711
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