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El Caporal Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr Ste 108, Bend, OR 97701-6264
+1 541-318-1492
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a lunch visit and found they offered a variety of lunch options for a reasonable lunch time cost. We browsed the main menu as well and again, offer they offer something for everyone. We tried the "Chicken Mole Lunch" and the "Carne Asada" lunch plates. We found that the Mole Sauce was very good and not... More 

Thank Vinny C
Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Food is fine but go to El Rodeo or Hola they have a better bar and better food for the money. I work close so I called in a quesadilla for quick eats, everywhere else you go a quesadilla with chicken is around 7 dollars in this town. I just got a plain cheese expecting maybe 5 bucks. Seriously 10... More 

Thank johanna13757
Santa Fe, NM
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211 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Passing through Bend and taking a random chance with our GPS we ended up at El Caporal. Wonderful salsa (may be hot for some) and plentiful tortilla chips. The menu has dozens of options and the meals were very good. We travel to Mexico often and El Caporal has the true taste of Mexico.

1 Thank Overlooker
Medford, Oregon
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

if you like mexican food, this is a must. Great food, great atmosphere, great drinks! Hard choices to make for eats

Thank Carole6634
Bend, Oregon
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Went for Father's Day dinner and very disappointed. Whatever you order on the combinations it is all the same. You cannot substitute and get crummy refried beans and whatever you ordered heavily sprinkled with cheese on a large ceramic platter that has been blow-torched and it overwhelms any taste of whatever you ordered. Would not recommend. Also, beer is served... More 

Thank john B
Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Fast Service. Great food. Great value for lunch. Always a lunch special and different dinner special as well as a drink special. the chips are very good, not greasy. I prefer mild salsa and this one has some body. Most other places serve little more than red water.

Thank Columbus_OhioRandy51
Bend, Oregon
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463 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

My family and I have eaten on many occasions and I've always been pleased with my meal. Service is prompt. The portions are very good. Prices are reasonable and the food is good. This is not high end dining but it's decent tex mex food. I'll keep returning.

Thank highdesertbadger
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Visited on a Saturday night. The restaurant was not very busy so our food came fairly quickly. The server never came back to check on us. They give you more rice and beans than the actual meal. So for the price, the portions were small. Also, be aware that they give you one basket of chips, and you are charged... More 

Thank autorot8
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Food was ok, service was poor. Lots of friends and or family hanging out and socializing while we waited. Had been a while since our last visit and the establishment needs a good cleaning and overall refresh, as the tables and chairs are showing age and abuse. Likely will not return.

Thank Kerry S
Bend, Oregon
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is "American" Mexican food as far as I am concerned. My wife had a chicken tostada and said the chicken tasted like boiled chicken, completely flavorless. My brother had chili verde enchiladas and I had beef enchiladas; again, both had ground beef and had very little spice. Honestly, we can make Mexican foods at home that have far more... More 

1 Thank KindaNastyTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, 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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr Ste 108, Bend, OR 97701-6264
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 541-318-1492

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