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El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1800 S Milton Rd Ste 21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6340
+1 928-774-1083
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  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (8 reviews)
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1800 S Milton Rd Ste 21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6340
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband got steak quesadillas and I got chicken and avocado tacos. The food seemed fresh but bland for our taste. We are use to a little bite in our Mexican food. Also small basket of chips for $1.50 extra and they send you to...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Mexican food was fresh and delicious. My kids enjoyed it too. Had the Fajita Ensalada, very filling for a salad. Complimentary nachos and fresh salsas from th salsa bar.

Thank Frantic70
Reviewed December 24, 2016

This was a great restaurant with really good food and not just your typical out of the back of Sysco truck. Several different kinds of salsa for chips and to put on your food from the salsa bar.

Thank Razorback_Ed
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped in Flagstaff for a quick walk-around and found ourselves hungry. My wife uncharacteristically wanted Mexican, but it had to be authentic. When we walked in there was some hesitation that we were in the right kind of place, but one look at the...More

1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This was one of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. And it's located in a strip mall off the main highway. The ambience is fun and quirky, the service is delightful and friendly, and the food is incredible. The...More

Thank TracyWfromWA
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Was exactly what we were looking for, good Mexican food with good drinks. Loved the salsa bar! Had more of a sportsbar feel but that was fine with us

1  Thank kosborne32571
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Chili Rellenos!! Been missing Mexican Food with flavor in Alabama. Glad I'm traveling across Arizona and had a chance to visit El Capitan. Salsa bar to please every taste, from mild to hot. Today's special salsa is a winner: Chipotle with pineapple, very hot and...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed September 4, 2016

You get a very good tasting entree with a beer for a decent price. Add a salsa bar, great service, and fast service and this place has it all for lunch. We go back frequently.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed August 18, 2016

There is no mistaking the feel of a college town, My two block walk from the hotel was uplifting. What a great community. That great feel didn't stop at the door of El Capitan. I enjoyed a generous lunch special the first day and was...More

Thank Tyler E
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Stayed while driving back to Chicago in Flagstaff. Limited menu choices. If you like the beef tacos as Taco Bell, then you might like this place.

Thank newyorklady88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Milton Rd Ste 21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6340
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-774-1083
  • E-mail
El Capitan is a family friendly local hangout for Flagstaff and tourists. We specialize in fresh ingredients only. We have a delicious salsa bar with 5 salsas to choose from made daily! We specialize in TACOS... We have hard, soft or our choice "dorado style". We serve tacos with chicken, shredded beef, pork, fish, shrimp or bean. We specialize in Margaritas! We have our famous "Lily" which is not on our menus. You must ask for this margarita. You are only allowed 2 max! Our happy hour is the best in Flagstaff. Served Tues-Friday. We have a separate food menu for the happy hour as well. Come visit us.. We know that you will not be disappointed. We are closed Mondays from Nov-March.
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