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El Caporal

) #3 of 33 Restaurants in Cle Elum $$ - $$$ Mexican,
105 W 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1105
+1 509-674-4284
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
105 W 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is really tasty, but it seems like something they serve has MSG it. Haven't been able to figure out where it is hiding, so I have been eating in other restaurants nearby. Sad, because the food is yummy.

Thank Tfw315
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tend to eat in the bar more than the restaurant. It is always the same bartender and it just depends on the night as to the service you get. Salsa is very runny, but has good flavor. Food is your typical mexican in washington...More

Thank Johnathan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a road trip from Spokane to the Olympic Peninsula, and thought to stop in Cle Elum for lunch. Hadn't been there for years, so had no clue about restaurants there. We saw El Caporal as we were going down the main street...More

Thank cbinpa2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mexican food was ok, good service & enjoyable restaurant. Not much more to say about it. These write you ask for is too long!

Thank Zimtraveler_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and service! Pretty typical fare for Mexican food but quite good and drinks as well. The drinks are a bit pricey tho.

Thank seattlemrsblondie
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Stopped in for dinner and the biggest challenge was waiting for somebody to seat me. They seemed short staffed in the front to me, but after abut 10 minutes I was seated and waited on quickly. A beer was ordered and received quickly. Chicken Fajitas...More

Thank ALEX P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We frequent El Caporal for celebrations and regular fine dining. The food is consistently excellent and the service is friendly and and good. The owner and staff make you feel like you are part of the family. The portions are generous and the prices are...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about the food and service alway excellent. The menu has lots of variety. The fajitas are superb. In Center of Cle Elum good parking and walking distance to town. It is a locals favourite. Can't go worry stop here

Thank Dee G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Always welcoming, great food and staff is amazing. Very busy on weekends. We sit on the bar side which is a little less noisy.

Thank donnahG9834SS
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good place, but waiter is not organized, orders are not tracked, so when it it time for the bill, he goes through his notes to add it all up. The wait for the bill took about 30 minutes. Food was good, drinks were as well.

Thank Ranbud
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 105 W 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: +1 509-674-4284
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