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El Caporal

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
+1 719-276-2001
11:00 - 23:00
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Canon City, Colorado
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I finally made to all the Mexican restaurants in town and this one was #3 on my list. Ok decor, ok service, ok food with convient location.

Thank junim00n
Canon City, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the slopper!! Slopper's are a big deal in this part of the state (open faced burger smothered in green chili). My husband and I think their's is the best. Hidden in the "Sandwiches" section of the menu, it's easy to miss among all the Mexican food choices (which are great too). The service is always courteous and fast. We... More 

Thank jilly214
Greeley, Colorado
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy place on a Wednesday evening, but service was excellent. Warm corn chips and salsa to start, followed by two vegetarian entrees, and we were happy people. Spinach enchiladas with tomatillo salsa were excellent, and a GIGANTIC veggie burrito that was exceptional!

Thank Leslie D
Cascade, Colorado
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on Main Street, just one block north of the main road through Canon City (Highway 50). We got there for a late lunch or early dinner, about 3:30PM and found it to be easy to get into with no wait. This was in early April too, so tourist season is not in full bloom just yet, so... More 

Thank Kelly F
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here on Sunday and the food was just okay. My wife had beef tacos and I had chicken quesadillas. Mine was better than hers. She said that the spice was strange tasting. Also, it felt like the waitress was trying to get us out as fast as possible.

Thank marksalida
Key West, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Cute little Mexican restaurant. Great food. Huge menu! Friendly staff. Located in a good area. Reasonably priced.

Thank hollys611
Canon City, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A very friendly family, couples, and just a good place to eat have drinks. Very good service and prices are good value for the food.

Thank P7514EUcharlesp
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We chose El Caporal based on the reviews! Very pleased to have eaten there! Excellent waiter, Salvador! Delicious flavors! Can't wait to come again!

Thank BadurekL
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Most visitors to Canon City stay on the main drag (US Hwy 50) through town. Diverting to main street (1 block North) reveals a different face of Canon City. El Caporal gave itself away by having the only FULL parking lot of all the restaurants we saw. That's always a good sign. We were actually welcomed by a friendly hostess.... More 

Thank Foodie47Colorado
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me out for lunch! Good times! Delicious food! The service is always fast and friendly. I had the taco salad which was yummy! Their chips and salsa are the best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
  • Phone Number: +1 719-276-2001

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