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the el cap STORY

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El Cap, your mexican home away from home!

“It’s a Mexican FAMILY Restaurant…” Elias Benavidez, the founder of the El Caporal Restaurants, was frequently heard explaining to employees and customers. The first El Caporal was opened in 2004 with that mission to create a Mexican family restaurant, where good food and a comfortable welcome was for everyone.  To walk into an El Caporal is to walk into your local Mexican restaurant, and it goes beyond just fajitas, tacos, and margaritas (Although we make delicious fajitas, tacos, and margaritas!).

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Since opening their doors in 2004, the El Caporal Mexican Restaurants have expanded to 3 different locations:  Dinwiddie, Chesterfield (Centralia Rd) and Chester (Rivers Bend). Each restaurant still maintains its local feel with its own specials. Click on the location closest to you to see our menus.

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We are filled with gratitude that we have been able to be a part of your community for over 15 years! From our family to yours, gracias amigos and remember we always have a seat ready for you at our table.

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