Well Pat F that's your loss! El Cap has one of St Pete's best burgers and it's proven by its repeat customers. Stop complaining about paying for your water and condiments and enjoy the great food! For two people you can eat there for under $20 and that's almost unheard of these days. You can tell your story to anyone you want but if you haven't even tried their food you haven't any right to remark.
Review El Cap Restaurant Terrible. Went to El Cap Restaurant on 4th Street North in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2012. Was waiting for a friend. The waitress arrived asked what I wanted. I stated waiting for friend, but would like water with lemon slices. She brought water with lemon slices, three on rim of glass. Friend arrived, he scanned menu, and we could not believe what he discovered. NO FREE REFILLS OF ANYTHING even water they charge 25 cents for the water and 25 cents for each slice of lemon....that was so thin you could see thru it. Looking at the menu EACH ITEM ON YOUR BURGER OR OTHER SANDWICH WAS CHARGED EXTRA.. Lettuce 30 cents, tomato 30 cents, onion 20 or 30 cents and it goes on and on. IT IS A WONDER THEY DON'T CHARGE YOU FOR SITTING AT A TABLE. Needless to say, I spoke to the waitrress when she came to take our order, I stated I would not pay for water and a refill or for the lemon. She stated well "that is what SHE wants." I guess she meant the owner. I told the waitress I realized it was not her fault...and WE LEFT. I WILL NEVER NEVER GO TO THIS PLACE AGAIN, AND I AM TELLING ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHAT A RIP OFF & CHEAP JOINT IT IS ! ! !
They skimp on the soda and fries..
The burgers are good. Veggies pretty fresh. But a basket of Fries is not really a basket. They give you a smell helping of fries in a basket that can hold a lot more.
Also it made me angry when they charged me a refill for Ice Tea. Yeah, they charge on refills and it's full price so 2 cokes would be $4.00. Not really worth going there is it?
I love to support mom and pop restaurants but a Five Guys is down the street. They don't skimp on anything. and the refills are free
You've lost my business El Capp.
Decadent burgers and onion rings!. We've been checking out local restaurants since moving here 3 months ago, and El Cap is one of our first big "wins" - friendly local place loaded with character, juicy, delicious cheeseburgers, onion rings that I don't make it home when we go there for carry out. LOVE this place!
Didn't try it yet, but feel like I been there. From what I hear, they were great with the previous owner, but the new management thinks they are God's gift to the restaurant business. I've seen this a lot and watch several good places go downhill. I see numerous comments about rude staff and it sounds like they get approval by management. $5 for a burger plus tip when mcdonald's it's $1 and a smile. Servers and bartenders act like it's the only customer service business. It is about polite service and great product whether it is food or aluminum siding. After the horror stories, I think I will stick with mcdonald's and will not being giving this place a try.
dunno what Jay Love is talking about. The El Cap is one of the best burgers you can get. Since I dont get to St Pete too often anymore, when family flies in or out of St Pete, they bring one back to me. And its ALWAYS delicious. Go back to the west coast if you hate the Floridian food that much. :)
me too!. Got a couple bites into my burger, and found that the bun had mold. The only remedy offered was to replace my burger. And they STILL Charged me for a drink refill!!! El Crap!
El Cap. I just had to add to the long list of people disgusted by this place! being from the west coast originally where the food is great and the people demand good food, its hard to find good decent meals of even basic food in Florida without dining at a 4 or 5 star restuarant. but something as basic as a good burger is simple in my book. I gave this place two or three chances and it just doesn't pan out, the burgers are terrible, the place is filthy, the service not so good, and to charge for refills on soft drinks, REALLY now? I keep hearing how fantastic the burgers are at this place and have come to the conclusion Floridians just do not know good food if it hit them in the smacker? in my opnion there are no burgers in Tampa Bay area to compare with the long list of places out on the coast, but to get by I would say Chataways on 22nd and 4th st so. Five guys, the new Burger 21 in Tampa is pretty good overall. this place must be for booze heads who are so drunk from the weak beer they think they are getting a good deal here?? I am done, finished, stik a fork in me, its over, never again will I waste good money and good time at the El Cap!!!!
MMMMMMMMMMMM. Way better than I expected. Good Classic Burgers!
Terrible.... terrible...took my dad there for lunch inflated burger little bun on a tiny plate with wet lettuce makes for a soggy buger that falls a part To many other good burger joints.out there.Will not go back ever...
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