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El Cafetal

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
4409 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079-5357
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beans” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Colombian, Central American
$$ - $$$
4409 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079-5357
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Came to eat at el cafetal with kinda high expectations, the food was ok, not what I expected. Food was plain and not a lot of flavor, service was ok. Not much to come back for

Thank Orlando J
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Food good and fresh. Service good. Chicken soup is awesome but seems like all food is home made. I live close by and would rather go there any day than the local diner. But it almost is like a local authentic better diner...

Thank lisa h
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We have been to el cafetel a few times, usually at tax season since it is right next to HR Block. Their steak dishes are ok, but any dish with chicken is outstanding (rostisserie chicken and chicken over green plantains are my favorites). The prices...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Easily THE BEST Hispanic/Latino restaurant I've ever eaten at in the U.S. The menu is unbelievable: empanadas de carne o pollo, churrasco, & the Bandeja Paisa are all excellent choices here. Prices are reasonable & the food is second to none. If you appreciate authentic...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Husband and I stopped in for dinner on a Monday. Restaurant is well hidden in strip mall with 2 Mexican restaurants nearby...but this gem serves Colombian food! Always free and always delicious. We get the parrillada and share it. Co.es with beef, pork, chicken, sausage,...More

Thank Latt1128
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful new find in Clipper Magazine. El Cafetal in Indian Trail is delicious. Very nice inside and a delightful staff. Find their coupons and deal on Local Flavor. Make sure you don't leave until you try dessert!

Thank Jon G
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We have been driving past this place for years and today we decided to stop. We were pleasantly surprised with the menu selection and the service. Since it was our first time there and we weren't familiar with Columbian food, our server was very patient...More

Thank smittync
Reviewed April 28, 2017

What a great treat to have an authentic Colombian meal. My wife and started with jugo de lulo (delicious) and beef empanadas followed by splitting a bandeja paisa. So good. Service was great and we were treated to free patacones and a tinto! What good...More

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

They have a variety of dishes on their menu and an excellent list of seafood options. We went for lunch and enjoyed the complementary appetizer of plantain chips with a Mayo-Ketchup sauce, follow by beef and chicken empanadas and a lunch option. Very affordable and...More

Thank WLM2000
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch out of curiosity. It was worth the stop. I had the chicken and rice dish it was flavorful and plenty to share even though I was there by myself. I plan to go back again.

Thank Neumic64
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Colombian, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4409 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079-5357
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Indian Trail
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