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El Caporal

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
201 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2866
+1 509-962-5228
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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201 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2866
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Lousy service here, and normally that doesn't bother me, but all the dudes working were feckless and sour-faced. Would you like us to dine in your restaurant? Food was more than likely a microwave heat/reheat, flavors undetectable, and the house salsa offered little relief. The...More

Thank gcleff11
Reviewed 5 October 2017

You will find your favorites on the menu here. It is pretty standard with all the other Mexican joints in the west.

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fast service. Our server was very attentive and accommodating. I am very picky and asked for several things to not be included and they got it just right. The server was patient with my requests and took the time to give us recommendations. The food...More

Thank 551deanam
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This mom and pop Mexican obviously has an excellent reputation with the locals... it was just hopping on a Friday afternoon. Chips and salsa were served. The salsa was a unique homemade blend which was heavy on the onions.... although I am not a high...More

1  Thank kbcabc1
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Family gathering, but the air conditioning is non existent or set way to low, it was way to hot and very uncomfortable. The staff were OK, food was average. Probably will not go here again, nothing special.

Thank Ranbud
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a smaller place - and it was super busy. We were seated as we entered but it took a few minutes to get our order taken. We hoped this wasn't a bad sign and it wasn't. The food was out fast and tasted...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Best mexican cuisine in town. Friendly family oriented restaurant where they remember who you are. great place for birthday dinners.

Thank nrsmarcey
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Tonight I got my dinner to go, as always my food was hot lots of meat in my enchiladas, love their salsa I'll go there anytime for Mexican food

Thank Windyred
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Get off the freeway and enjoy the uniqueness of the college town of Ellensburg. The El Caporal is on University Ave. at the main intersection of the street that comes through town from I-90. The restaurant is brightly decorated and service is efficient. The Mexican...More

Thank JudgeT
Reviewed 18 June 2016

So, you're on Interstate 90, headed west towards Seattle. You've just driven through the big yawn that is central Washington, and you're about to head into the Cascades....but you're hungry, too hungry to wait for Seattle....what do you do? No problem! You pull off the...More

Thank Eatsmeister
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2866
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-962-5228
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