El Camino - PRIORITY SEATING

4.1
196 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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El Camino is an authentic Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. The ambiance of the restaurant is fitting for a Latin environment, setting the mood for a great meal to come. The chicken enchiladas are a house specialty, as is the taco salad with all the fixings. Each meal at El Camino is served with chips and salsa to further enhance your taste buds.

With tiki cocktails forming the basis for happy hour, El Camino is a great place to gather with friends and colleagues after a long day at the office. It has plenty of appetizers to fill up even the most ravenous of eaters, with a range of beers and wines also available for order.

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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.0
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4.2
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vip1416Willow
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite !
A long time favorite and wonderfully exciting neighborhood spot!

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karco37
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and cocktails were great as usual however our server was very sarcastic and mocked my husband several times. He took away from our dining experience a little bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Normally a very good experience, something was off with the a/c unit and it made the experience a little miserable because most of us were sweating. Also, the bill did not match up with prices on menu, was a bit confused about that. The drinks were good, as usual.

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NicolasA
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Didn't require the priority seating for brunch on Father's Day, but nice to have the option just in case. Service and food are always great. Love the laid back atmosphere outdoors.

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PeterB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Street tacos, tiki drinks, local beers, all well executed and well chosen. We arrived a little earlier than our reservation, no problem. Asked for a different table, no problem. Our server was really friendly, drinks were well made and the food was terrific. We will definitely return.

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Mickey2017
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant offers plenty of outdoor seating and if you're not up for that, you can sit by the open garage door and get the feeling of being outdoors, while staying under cover.

Now, onto the food, which was amazing from the chips and mucho guac, grilled shrimp dish, and the kitchen sink burrito. As a vegetarian, I was grateful and very satisfied with the kale and black bean taco with the side sweet potatoes.

The server was helpful, friendly, yet unobtrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We dined on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy. The priority seating worked very well and provided us with an excellent outdoor table. Our food was prepared very well and we enjoyed the experience.

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Donna
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 Michiganders dined at El Camino and we all thought the food was outstanding!! Fun place, lively atmosphere, cool décor! We loved it!

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vipPennyD
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative food experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the unique menu options.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Just way to expensive for drinks and not enough food choices!!! Doubtful we will go back due to that!

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EllinNova
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend using open table for this hot spot! Need to reserve a few days ahead for a busy Friday night. Food was great and red sangria delicious- not your run of the mill sweet stuff. Music selection got a little strange and loud during dinner but that wouldn't deter me from future visits.

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HD502BA
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I've been to El Camino many times, and on occasion I experience less than stellar service, but otherwise am generally satisfied. However, on Mothers Day I was really disappointed in what seemed to be a lack of preparation on the restaurants part. The service was really slow and very unreliable. We had maybe 3-4 different people wait on us over the course of our meal. It took quite a while to even be greeted, took extra time to get our drinks and general table service was really lacking. The guy who initially said he was our server and that he would "be right back" ended up not taking our order and only really showing up towards the end of the meal. I didn't really know whose service I was tipping, as there were so many different visitors and the service was so poor. I'll let this one slide, but there is no excuse for that kind of situation, especially on a known high holy day in restaurant culture.

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Luvsaniteout
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Robin was outstanding, funny and personable. Food and drinks were great. We had the queso, guac, and a variety of tacos. Could not have had a better Cinco de Mayo experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The music was way too loud.

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vipJakeCanon
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I've been to this establishment about 3 or 4 times and I've never been overly impressed. The service on my last visit wasn't good at all. I asked for a Maker's and Diet. I'm born and raised in Louisville and I'm not tourist dummy. When I got my bill the drink cost me $16.00 that's outrageous for even markets like New York. I couldn't find the server so I asked the bartender what the deal was. He informed me that it was a special Makers the bar ordered and it has a premium price. I had never heard of such a Maker's besides the 46 and Cast strength versions. I would have never added diet coke to a premium bourbon. I think it would have been nice to know this as I was ordering. I'm not sure I will go back. There are much better places with similar fair and better service and prices.

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Rebecca
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at El Camino was excellent!! We had a wonderful evening on the patio and enjoyed trying at least one bite of just about every taco on the menu.

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vipBeto
Louisville
63 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always , great breakfast

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AllieN
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, both for brunch and lunch/dinner. Would definitely recommend.

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vipkarihaan
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El camino is awesome! I think they have one of the best wait staff in Louisville.

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Nancyhz
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tacos are exceptional. Just keep in mind they are small. The pork was a little too fatty for me as an entree, but it had a nice flavor. Guacamole and sauces with chips were great. Waitress was helpful. Not overly friendly but very efficient. No complaints.
Love this find for a causal and great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I brought 8 of my friends from out of town here for my birthday. We had priority seating but still waited about 30 minutes to get a table. Not a big deal for me since I was drinking alcohol out of a tiki cup! The service was great. Our server was incredible and even got me a birthday shot. We ordered one of those giant alcohol bowls to share (recommend 3-4 people if you're actually trying to drink). Food was delicious! Really fun place to bring guests.

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Steve
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Extremely slow on a Thursday night. While food and service was good, only 5 tables at 730pm. Never picked up. Hopefully this restaurant survives.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cool place. I was immediately seated while waiting for a friend. Hostess kept her eye out for him and sent him my way. The staff was very friendly and the food was good. The tacos are priced right. The rest of the menu seemed overpriced to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went in for a pre-bachelorette party dinner. The food was amazing. Robin was super attentive and made our visit memorable. The drinks were great, and came out quick. Can't wait to go back and try other tacos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We always have a good experience here, the tacos are delicious and the wait time for food is unbelievably short; definitely a place to go when you're super hungry.

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Andy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This lively Mexican restaurant serves up delicious cocktails, memorable meals wrapped in a Californian vibe that shouldn't be missed ... especially if you're trying to escape the winter blues. Highly recommended!

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AdaK
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Good value for the a la carte tacos! Nice drinks list but pricey. Interesting atmosphere. Overall highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service with an engaging and attentive server.

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Anna
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the salmon & the guacamole. They were both amazing!! Highly recommend this restaurant. The margaritas are delish too! Can't go wrong here.

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nice
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting and unique drinks, food was good and atmosphere was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch. The server was very knowledgable about all of the dishes. Everything was fresh and the flavors were outstanding. We tried the chips and 4 salsas for an appetizer with our bloody Mary's. My friend enjoyed the Rancheros and I had the Chilaquiles. Both dishes came out hot and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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stang2015
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was quick and the staff was extremely accommodating, the food was great.

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Troy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many Mexican restaurant choices in town. This one great one. Good: Menu offers up a great variety of unique flavors. Service for me has been friendly to very friendly. Interior atmosphere is almost impossible to beat and the decor is uber-groovy! Caution: Like many popular restaurants, it gets crowded and there can be a hefty wait.

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FoodieReviewerJess
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moment we arrived, the scene was set for a relaxed and upbeat dinner. Cool SoCal vibe makes you feel instantly in-the-know on the local food scene. Extensive rum, mescal, and tequila cocktail list, good beer selection. Mucho guac a must. Awesome tacos, salmon, half chicken, and salads. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pig roast. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food - tacos were good, the salmon was very distinctive and savory. The drinks - daiquiris an run and soda were also noteworthy.

Service - waitstaff, bar and kitchen were surprisingly slow given indoor seating was not full.

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Susan
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The brunch menu is indicative of the unique style that El Camino has. Food is very good and portions are generous.

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JamesT68
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time @ El Camino; invited by another couple. Phenomenal food and ambiance...arrived @ 7pm & left @ 11:30pm. Staff was superb and all worked as a team; very courteous & friendly. Recommend as the place to go (and stay) on a Friday or Saturday evening with friends and / or family!

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vipEnjoyed
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch, have a smaller menu but several good options. Flexible with special requests.

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El Camino - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.1 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.