El Caporal: Introduction to Twin Falls' Newest Culinary Addition

Twin Falls, Idaho has a new dining spot, El Caporal, a well-known Mexican restaurant originally based in Burley, Idaho. The new establishment has quietly opened its doors at 1986 Addison Ave East, previously occupied by Jalisco Restaurant. El Caporal aims to replicate its Burley success, bringing its popular Mexican flavors to Twin Falls.

El Caporal's Legacy and Menu

El Caporal has established itself as a staple in Burley, Idaho, earning consistent four and five-star reviews from both locals and visitors. The restaurant is celebrated for its authentic Mexican cuisine, offering a menu similar to its original location. Diners can expect to find all the traditional dishes typically found at a local Mexican eatery, from tacos to enchiladas, all detailed on their website.

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Addison Avenue Location History

The 1986 Addison Avenue East location (across from Smith's,) has a rich history of hosting various restaurants, including Zulu Bagels, which closed two Twin Falls locations in 2013, and the once-popular BLU, which closed its doors in 2019. El Caporal's new branch occupies this well-frequented spot, hoping to attract both former patrons of the site and new customers.

Community Reception and Operation Hours

Early reviews on social media praise the new Twin Falls location for its outstanding service and excellent dining experience. Highlights from patrons include the full bar offerings, notably the "amazing skinny margarita," and the convenience of being open on Sundays. El Caporal in Twin Falls operates from 11 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 9 pm on Sundays.

Visiting and Contact Information

El Caporal offers dine-in or carry-out but currently does not have an online ordering portal. Those interested in takeout can place orders via phone by calling 208-933-2121. You can find out more about Twin Falls' newest Mexican eatery by visiting their website or following them on social media. 

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