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El Caporal

) #36 of 84 Restaurants in Ellensburg $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
201 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2866
+1 509-962-5228
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible15%
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10:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
201 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2866
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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 13 February 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Great food and drink. This restaurant is very accomodating for larger groups/parties. Their coleslaw is hands down the best. Portions are large and you best be prepared to take some leftovers home with you. Great attentive staff and food is quick to...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Authentic Mexican Cuisine. The building looks Mexican and the food taste it. The menu included Chili Verde, Chili Colorado, Enchiladas, Tamales, Tacos, all the good Mexican fare. The prices were reasonable and Spanish was a command language around the restaurant. The food was served hot,...More

Thank ElmerPa
Reviewed 23 April 2016

They have great quick service and for a great price. great for the entire family.good for budget travelers who want something more then the drive thru.

Thank globetrottergrub
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Being that we live in the same town as the restaurant we know that this is the best place for Mexican in town! My husband always gets the macho burrito (and it is definitely macho..huge!) and I love the chimichangas!! The prices are pretty on...More

Thank Lorie A
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This resto is much like the other Mexican restos you will find- good hearty portions, the combo plates are like what you expect. The chips are better than what most places give you. The service was adequately attentive to us. The ambiance is fine, great...More

Thank Shawbones
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The place is a awesome, near CWU, and it can handle groups, ate here plenty of times, and always it is good, my fav mexican dine in Ellensburg.

Thank WheresWendy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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