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El Caporal

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
+1 719-276-2001
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheese dip” (4 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked one of the locals where their favorite Mexican restaurant was and they sent us to ElCarporal. We loved it! After a long day hiking around the gorge and touring the area we were treated to a quiet dinner. We had burritos and they...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really hungry after a rafting trip, we all enjoyed our entrees, they kept our glasses full, would go back again if we get the chance.

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a pleasant lunch. I chose the taco salad which was unusual in that the meat was buried underneath the lettuce. And there was no taco bowl - just tortilla chips sprinkled on top. Though it was unusual, I found it to be quite...More

Thank ColoradoJAK
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Canon City and asked at the hotel for a recommendation for a good Mexican restaurant nearby. She suggested El Caporal. We had dinner there, with Margaritas, and everything was delicious. We returned later in the week, for a lunch and were very...More

Thank Glovelady
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We got full but wouldn't repeat the visit to this restaurant. Service was average and food was ok, just not what we expect from other mexican food experiences in our own hometown.

Thank Lora G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We live locally and eat here often! But our daughter-in-law loves their flan! They live in Atalanta and visit each year for the Christmas Parade--a nice tradition! She must have their flan when she is here! Know they are moving to Seoul and still plan...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We made reservations and were seated quickly when we arrived. Good service throughout the meal. Enjoyed the fresh chips and the carne asada and shrimp diablo (mild). Good place for dinner conversation too.

Thank katmai8
Reviewed 29 July 2018

A big disappointment is they don’t offer cheese dip. I’ve never been to a Mexican place that didn’t have cheese dip. It made us Sad. We choose to eat here after a rafting trip down the Arkansas River. The service was excellent! The margaritas were...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place. One thing I noticed was how clean the place appears. Even the menus were clean. Many Mexican restaurants have dried salsa on the menus. The food was very good. A big disappointment is they don’t offer cheese dip. I’ve never...More

Thank Razorback_Fan_72
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We ate here after a rafting trip down the Arkansas River. The service was excellent! The margaritas were delicious and hit the spot! The food was served very hot and tasted delicious! The prices were not bad and the portions were large! I ordered my...More

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Alana M
4 January 2017|
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Response from mlowder500 | Reviewed this property |
It's not my restaurant, but I do think I remember that on the menu.
5 May 2015|
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Response from maninthewoods | Reviewed this property |
They don't have a banquet room. This should have gone to the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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