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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (87)hot spot (73)neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (43)late-night find (31)great for lunch (28)great for outdoor dining (23)kid-friendly (15)special occasion (14)great for brunch (9)scenic view (8)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Fun Mexican Grub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Tmq54
    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 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
  • DonSLVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Aren't you tired of hearing great reviews all the time? Well here is another of ours.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • only ok
    foodiemcluvinsVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The drinks were decent and the food was ok. We both had taco trios and some of the tacos were better than others. Cilantro was used quite liberally and to the detriment of the tacos. We were initially seated at a front table, facing west as the sun was setting. It was so hot and bright that I could not remove my sunglasses. We didn't complain though as we had been late for our reservation. However, shortly after our entrees were served, a manager came by and asked us to move tables as the restaurant wanted to open the front door/windows and expand their seating onto the sidewalk. We complied, but I found that to be completely unacceptable! At least offer us a round of drinks or a dessert if you're going to interrupt my meal to do that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but LOUD.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our dinner here. The chips were just okay, but the guacamole was delicious. I had the tacos - three different kinds - and they were all good. My husband had the chicken enchilada and said it was yummy. My only complaint is that the noise level was deafening. It was impossible to have a conversation without yelling across the table. Service was very attentive and a group endeavor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Tasty tacos. Drinks a little pricey. Our server was great! Noisy but fun. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winning choice!
    WendyDavisVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This place is always on point! From the service (including the hostesses), to the food, to the amazing prices for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonSLVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Can't be beat.....again! Food and service exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The service was a bit slow however, it was Taco Tuesday. The guacamole is outstanding and the gringo taco was very good! Looked like a great place to meet with co-workers after hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best tex mex food around
    BocasueVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Consistently terrific food. Best guacamole and chips- salsa is very good. All main courses have fresh ingredients. In particular, shrimp fajitas are super. Great margaritas!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Nachos
    DelrayFoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Go to El Camino with a group and be sure to order their nachos - a huge platter topped with delicious brisket, melted cheeses, pinto beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream. Next time we are there I think we'll order the nachos and just a salad for dinner as they are very filling, but worth every delicious bite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always perfect
    JudyPVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We have been coming here since it opened at least once a week for dinner and have NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED! The food is excellent! Service is wonderful and the fun atmosphere is what keeps us coming! Oh, and we LOVE THE MARGARITAS!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun and delicious
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We had a particularly wonderful server named Danny. He went out of his way to be pleasant and accommodating. Tequilla and food terrific. Amazing kale, fruit,toasted peanut and shrimp salad. Only in town for one night and it hit the spot!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yankeejudy1025@yahoo.com
    JudyPVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We love this place! Great food, great margaritas and great service! We've been coming here since it opened, we live 3 blocks away and make it here at least 1-2 times a week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican in Delray
    JBun
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    El Camino fills a gap in downtown Delray, bringing quality Mexican food in a fun environment. To start, the drinks are superb. There is an extensive tequlia list and as of my most recent visit, have expanded their signature margarita list as well. As for the food, everything is extremely fresh and the quality has been consistent every time. I highly recommend the fajitas. The service has been pretty impressive as well from those answering the phones when I have needed to change a reservation, to the servers and management being very attentive. My only complaint is that the churros could be better (they were a bit dry). A warning to large groups: it can be noisy, especially on weekends or in season. Overall a great place worth trying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good addition
    delrayfanVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Nice addition to the neighborhood. Brings some variety. Food was okay, drinks were great. Service was very good. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yaaaaahhhhhoooo!
    GoodChow
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent, well prepared food, terrific service --and very reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic