El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar
El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar

El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elcaminodelray.com/
  • Phone: 5618655350x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Victor Meneses
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please provide a 24 hour notice for all your catering needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue
  • Public Transit: City parking garage located 50 feet north of restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is also available just outside our front door
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (77)hot spot (67)neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (37)late-night find (28)great for lunch (26)great for outdoor dining (16)kid-friendly (14)special occasion (14)great for brunch (9)scenic view (5)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Best Mexican Around
    CarolbropVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Authentic and delicious from the Margarita's to the Salsa, this is my new fave place for Margarita's and Mexican food :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time!!
    Ladflorida
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We loved this restaurant! There are very few barely decent Mexican restaurants in our area but this one was not only good, but excellent, an elevated version. The service was great - the hostesses were very accommodating, the waitress was very knowledgeable & the manager even checked in to see how things were going although they were slammed. We loved the cool decor too which contributed to the atmosphere which is really laid back, lively and fun! It isn't a place you'd go for a quiet, romantic dinner because it's pretty loud, but it's a tequila bar after all. It gets pretty crowded & can get tight so be prepared to befriend your neighbor. We are looking forward to going back with friends as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!!
    seekingsun
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great... drinks were unusual and fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfull
    Kornrad
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We where on vacation from Germany and allways Looking for new Restaurants!!!!! We love Mexican Food and is was awsome!!!!! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tacos in Town
    jimmex
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Being a Mexican living in the area for more than 15 years, for the first time I can eat "real" Mexican food! The tacos are real tacos, with soft corn tortillas and have a nice variety of them. Although I'm not a Tequila fan, they have an extensive list of Tequilas, and some good selection of beers and craft beers as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best Mexican spot in Delray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Best Mexican spot in Delray. Great food. Amazing drinks and people there are great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    FLBoyWonderVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This place is a great after work place. It's got a cool vibe and the food is good too. Also Tuesday is Taco Tuesday's where they have $2 tacos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place for Happy Hour
    shellygizmo86
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Always great food , with the new added happy hour menu even better on the budget.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food good prices
    Just4funVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I even got a call back to see how I liked the Resturant! Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mas bueno
    Spramwise
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good flights of mezcal and the taco platters were unbelievable. Have not had mole poblano that good since I was in Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice surprise!
    billwpb
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had lunch for the first time at El Camino. The finish out in the space was great, the service was very attentive, the tequila list was as extensive as anywhere as I have been, and the food was much better than expected. I will be sure to come back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks
    DelrayZeke
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Authentic Mexican with Excelent Tequila selection. The Mango Chili Margarita is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Delary Mexican
    CleanEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ingredients are fresh and the flavors are real. Quite moderate pricing for good food on the Avenue in Delray.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPICYYYYYYY
    Love2EatVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Came for a b-day celebration after enjoying the sampling at the Tastemakers Event. Table was ready for our 6pm arrival. Svc was slower than expected at this time, but we were w/company, so it didn't bother us. Several dishes were very spicy, so we'll know to mention that for next time. Portions were great!!! Looking forward to next time now that we know what to order~
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Mexican Grub
    Scroobius
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great character, fun place for drinks and good mexican food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crowded
    london
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When we arrived, they tried to seat us at a table in the sun, the heat index was very high that night and we told them, absolutely not. They did find us another table..The food was very good, service good, for me this is a more casual, bar typel eatery, alot of people in shorts, and very noisy. If you want a more romantic, quiet night its not for you. More of a bar scene place with great food..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best find in a while
    Yamma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was very impressed with the entire experience. Seated before our 7:15 reservation, waiter arrived immediately, food was fantastic. The bar is slow... we waited quite a bit of time for round 2 drinks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just So-So
    DelrayDollVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lively restaurant but really loud, hard to hear companions. Thought the food was just so-so. My enchiladas seemed to be soft tortilla folded over some cooked, cubed chicken with not even browned cheese on top. Hubby had tacos, again not great. Friend had quesadilla. All pretty tasteless -- had to put some of the sauce on top to get some flavor. Blueberry & peach sangrias were ok -- too much ice. Glad we tried it, won't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    kimmerie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Loved everything (and everyone i.e. Sam our waiter) about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Margaritas and Tacos!
    Jenabella
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had the standard and pomegranate margaritas and both were outstanding. We tried most of the tacos, but the shrimp taco was by far the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately it is was too hot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went on a summer night..no A/C or fans so some of us were really really hot. Would go back when it's cooler.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican food
    ifalcoVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Love, love, love the food the bar the ambience. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BetsyB
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Would not return. Made a reservation. Waited 30 minutes to be seated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome Ambience and Food
    morrocangoddess
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food ! Its officially part of our week ritual for friends now. Love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Mexican
    Delraylocal81
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very solid place. A bit busy, But great food and low prices for Delray Beach.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican
    sheadberg
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was original and well prepared. Drink menu well crafted. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eclectic Mexican Food
    lctomchin
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fresh ingredients make this a Mexican restaurant find. The restaurant is all open so it feels comfortable, friendly and happy. Unlike most of the restaurants in downtown Delray Beach, this one doesn't break the bank. The margaritas are real drinks not made with watery and sugary mixes, so you can actually taste the tequila, and the tequila is a better brand than most Mexican restaurants serve. The wait staff is knowledgable and friendly. The manager comes to the table and asks if all is okay. Nice ambience, great food, reasonably priced, and delicious margaritas. Would go again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amyaim
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, and atmosphere, but extremely hot!!!! They must fix air issue. We were in a full sweat. Not enjoyable and we couldn't finish our food since it was so hot. Other then that the food was good, and the service. We will not be back until winter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise in the Cole Slaw
    foodalogue
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ask for a side of cole slaw with your tacos -- cabbage, nopales (cactus), pickled onions, pickled jalapeños -- and pickled pork skin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bugdocedVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    food and service were good despite the crowded ambience the volume was more than energetic
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican, great atmosphere
    Tmq54VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our second time here. We were not disappointed. Brisket quesadillas and guacamole out of this world. Fajitas were great and the swordfish was also incredible. Very fun but definitely noisy so if you want to have quiet conversation, not the place to go but if you are looking for fun, vibrant night out, this is your place....and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food long wait
    Fancypants
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were seated 46 minutes after our reservation, but the food, drinks and service were all great. Would definitely recommend but just make sure you can handle the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need Better Air Conditioning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and service was fabulous. We had gucamole to start and it was perfect. I had the Gulf Shrimp fajita and it delicious. Everyone in the group enjoyed their meal as well.. The only complaint was that it was very hot in the place. We were 6 in a booth and we were very uncomfortable because of the heat. If you are going to have a place that is open in the front then you need to have better ac especially here in Florida. The nice thing the restaurant did was call the next day to see how we liked the place. I told the girl, that is was great but it was very hot. She was honest and said most people were complaining about that as well. We will definitely go back but not on a hot night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Tacos, Good Beers
    Ethan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First of all, you're on this site so go ahead and get a reservation, it was packed! The staff was super friendly. The service was good, although not a quick place to eat (which is a good thing!). Margarita, Tequila, and Beer selections were very nice. We ordered the tacos and they were very good. Not the best I've ever had, almost too fancy, but still very good and refined. Prices were reasonable. Like most "hot-spot" bars, it was very loud. The design was good so that there was so the waiters could flow through. We sat on the periphery of the dining room with full outdoor exposure which mitigated the noise. Excellent for a party atmosphere but would be hard to make an intimate dinner. We'll be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican in Delray Beach
    caretoeat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was such a fun place to go with friends. Just love the homemade hot sauce, I think we put it on everything....the Queso Fundido is a standout as is the Octopus!! Don't miss the Mexican Street Corn....One afternoon we went for lunch and were there for the great happy hour with $2 tacos, great guacamole, and Margaritas!! This is not your typical Tex-Mex type of place, very unique in both food and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!
    Francolovesfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I enjoyed dining at El Camino. Our waitress was friendly and the service was great ! Loved their chips and salsa too and their Margaritas are so good! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I can see it being a place where they will get many regulars in there. Welcome to Delray Beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A hip fun spot. Great people watching. Great fresh food. Awesome house made hot sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restaurant
    mikepVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was a good restaurant. Not a 5 star experience in dining!!! but for the type of restaurant it was it was well worth eating at. Will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service. Pretty good food
    ThamanVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I like the spice and homemade hot sauce, but the service is ALWAYS lacking. Takes at least 45 mins to get your food (and that's being generous, probably more like 60 mins)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WendySVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very good food at reasonable prices. Amazing margaritas starting at $9 but very small and mostly ice. I appreciate the any wine for $9 a glass. I had any 3 tacos for $14--chicken, steak and barbacoa. All were good. My husband had cheese enchildas with mole asuce and he loved it. Can't wait to return for $2 Taco Night on Tuesdays through the summer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate