We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Caporal

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1417 Eastridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229-5501
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 25: English reviews
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice little local spot for very good Mexican food! My husband, son and I had dinner there last night, and it was quite busy but very well run as orders were taken and delivered within perfect time. Not too fast, but no real wait. Everything was fresh and delicious, and of course plenty of food. I asked for tomatoes for... More 

Thank 11summergirlva
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just love the fajitas here. Tasty, generous portions of food all around, and excellent service. Oscar looked after us tonight in a packed house. And the entire restaurant staff did a super job of seating, feeding and clearing all of us diners this evening. This is definitely one of my favorite destinations to eat authentic Mexican cuisine.

Thank TheCaptBob
Level Contributor
185 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A nice surprise to find this restaurant. Quaint and has feel as if in Playa Del Carmen or Tulum. Love their guacamole salad and shrimp fajitas. Reasonable portions and $$. Stays busy at lunch time.

Thank Judi W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Food is always fresh and the staff are great. Get the carnitas! Yummy chips too. Good beer selection.

Thank Ric B
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I've been going here for years with family, friends, sports teams, and anyone else who likes Mexican food. Incredibly friendly staff, great food, and excellent atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I love the food here. I like to get the large container of salsa and chips to go after my meal. I take it home and eat it the next day. Beef tacos are tasty because of the cheese on top. I don't know what the cheese is but it is delicious. Give this place a try you won't be... More 

1 Thank Therese D
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is hands down my favorite Mexican spot in the Richmond area. They have tons of seating and fast service so there is rarely a wait. Prices are really good for what you get. I recommend the burritos texanos.

Thank LocalTravelerUSA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great people, great food, great drinks, and great prices - my husband and I absolutely love this place and are never disappointed! Try the margarona - it's delish!

Thank Sarah M
Glen Allen, Virginia
Level Contributor
245 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I dislike how cramped it is, but I love the food. It is one of those Mexican restaurants that serves a white dip and salsa. For their lunch special # 1, they don't serve a guacamole salad, but the carnitas are very good.

Thank NationsMan
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Some of the best salsa & chips I've had, hands down. Friendly staff, excellent service. The food, however, is the star here. Great offerings on the menu, the portions are large enough to split. The food was served up quickly, was hot & well seasoned. I had the taquitos mexicanos on one visit, and on the other I had pollo... More 

Thank TripGirl2Busy

Travellers who viewed El Caporal also viewed

Richmond, VA

Been to El Caporal? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 1417 Eastridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229-5501
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Caporal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?