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El Caporal

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1417 Eastridge Rd . Richmond, Richmond, VA
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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179 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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.

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Thank Judi W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Ric B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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Thank Therese D
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank LocalTravelerUSA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!

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Thank Sarah M
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239 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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Thank NationsMan
Midlothian, Virginia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank TripGirl2Busy
Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Our family used to live in Texas so we know good Mexican food. This is the closest thing in Richmond to the real thing. Good, good food!

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Thank Sandmarktx
Steilacoom, Washington
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Waiter was nice but the food looked and smelled like dog food. The refried beans were more like pureed soupy beans and the meat had no flavor. Maybe if you've never eaten Mexican food before you might not know the difference. Definitely not what we are used to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1417 Eastridge Rd . Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?