El Camino Mexican Soul Food - Mezcal & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale

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$30 and under
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Mexican
At El Camino, our guiding principle is to exceed our guest’s expectations in all areas – food, beverage, and ambiance – and create an experience that will arouse and excite our guest’s senses. As a team, we are inspired by the culture and the heritage of Mexico. To that end, we are passionate about bringing you an authentic experience not typically seen north of the border in chain restaurants.

We are committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients where possible, and we value local, artisan, indigenous and reclaimed offerings. We are even taking the not so typical step of making our own tortillas, sauces, and anything else possible from scratch. The list of craft cocktails is truly Mexican and includes house made sangritas, a curated selection of agave spirits, a diverse selection of craft and Mexican beers. In the end, it is all about sharing the food with the community of people who enjoy it. Viva México!
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C
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding. It was a little bit too noisy and I had trouble carry on a conversation with my husband. He ordered the chicken fajitas which were the best he’s had. I got the taco combo which was a great variety. We shared chips and salsa. Everything was freshly prepared and served hot. Great meal! We will be back.

DG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great List of tequila and mezcals. Food and service was “okay”. Great for drinks!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Tequila drinks were great. The server seemed really annoyed to even have to wait on us.
We were given a table just beside the bar between a huge speaker and a few tall tables in bar that you stand at. We could not have a conversation. We couldn’t hear each other. The three people with me got their meals on time. They said food was good but definitely on the spicey side. Our miserable server misheard what I wanted and had to reorder my meal which came out after everyone else was finished with their meals. I had it wrapped up yo take home. A Manager never came and apologized.
Tequila drinks and food good. If you try this spot I hope you do it get miss sunshine as your server.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The environment was fun and we enjoyed our experience good food fantastic strawberry mango margarita.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was great food is always excellent - only negative is the noise level

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food it’s always great, my family and I love going to gather together for a good meal, the only problem I have with that restaurant is with their guacamole it’s way over price $9.00 for such a ridiculous small amount they give you, they serve it in a typical guacamole bowl but you only get a 1/4 of the bowl of guacamole.. in Florida avocados are very cheap and the amount served for that price it’s no more then 11/2 avocado, meanwhile their queso fundido which ingredients are of a higher cost then avocados and it’s so delicious is price for $10, my suggestion will be if you are gonna use the same guacamole bowls the other restaurants use for similar price then serve fill the bowl up like any other Mexican restaurant do, this is the only thing that I wish they will correct or change the price lower for what you are getting, sad cause I love this restaurant and I love guacamole, but I will never order it anymore cause I feel ripped off, but the rest of the food I’ve not been disappointed yet !!

C
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

It was wretched. Been to the Delray location many times for a great night. This all tasted like it was microwaved the night before and reheated before serving to us. Simply terrible.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivionna is always our waitress because she's the BEST!!! She's very attentive and just cool!! The food was amazing as always!!!

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thos place absolutely rocks! The food menu isn't large or elaborate but everything on the menu is absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the street corn/elote, the combo steak & shrimp fajitas and the coconut trees leche cake!!

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. It was a bit noisy, but that was expected.

MM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

JN
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

excellent food and drinks.

drinks were awesome.

excellent restaurant!

ST
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and would recommend it to everyone

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner August 18, 2019. Excellent shrimp and chicken fajitas

HS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place energy and friendly people and the food delicious

DJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very cute place with great drinks! Too loud and food was mediocre. Our waiter was great!

RU
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Way too noisy. I do not recommend it for families with young children.

CH
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with a friend visiting and had a great experience. The service is exceptional -from managers to servers everyone works together and seems to enjoy what they do. We never had to ask for anything. We had the ceviche, guacamole and salsa to start. Then we had the we tried of tacos - fish, shrimp and spicy chicken for me. All was exceptional. The 50/50 margaritas are the best. Highly recommend this restaurant.

K
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place for Mexican food.

LD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall okay. I guess if you want to do Happy Hour is okay. However for the price the food was not that great. The margarita was good. If you want to do dinner with your family this is not the place. It is so noisy you cannot hear yourself think. Will not come back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation through Open Table but had to wait 20 minutes past reservation time while there were tables open through out the restaurant?
Once we were seated everything was great.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A little too loud at the dining area.

M
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent spot with lively ambiance and very good food

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comida deliciosa entorno agradable y buenos precios

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food , drinks was really good and they have one of the best happy hours ... The classic margarita was really good !! Also our Server Dean I believe it was a great Server !! From the start he greeted us with a huge smile made us feel comfortable like we were at our own home . He was really cool and funny . He was also very knowledgeable of the menu . Service was fast and efficient, had a great experience and definitely will be coming back .... TACCCOOOO TUUUEESSSDDAAYYYYY

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Waited an hour for our table :/

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Way too loud!

MB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Yes and no because I didn't understand that you have to be at the bar to get happy hour rates on drinks and food

MM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Sebastian was on point! The food was tasty, satisfying and served on time. The only downfall is its super energetic ambiance makes it difficult to have conversations at the table. G

RA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I have been there and the food is great. Everyone is super nice and the atmosphere is fun. They make the best sangria!!

LD
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and so was the service. My only complaint is that it is extremely loud and you have to yell to speak with your friends.

KS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall great for the single time I've been there. Our party of 8 did have to wait 20 mins to be seated for our reservation, but we were comped some drinks for the issue, and the rest of the service was spot on. Food and drinks were great! Salsa verde was wonderful, the smokey salsa was a bit too smokey for me but it was great to have something a little different. I loved the open feel and good lighting, but it does lead to a very noisy place. Not the place to take your grandparents, but great for a group before a night out!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Spicy. Loud.

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome drinks and a huge variety of margaritas to choose from all with a specially chosen salt. Had the watermen jalapeño and it was very tasty. The guacamole was awesome and so were all of our tacos. Server was great

H
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tacos Tuesdays are very busy so make sure to either get a reservation for a table or get there early to find a seat at the bar. The food was excellent and huge portions .. the margaritas were just average ...service was good considering how packed it was. Overall was a fun time.

GP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place. Service was outstanding and $2 tacos was a great deal. The margaritas were unreal! It is very loud but we still enjoyed conversation.

RR
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s was great. we came for engagement dinner and the hold party loved it

c
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Realice mi reservación para las 1030 pm. Era mi cumpleaños y así lo especifiqué en Open Table.
Lamentablemente la cocina cerró a las 11 pm y a pesar que la mesera nos lo advirtió no habíamos pedido ningún postre para la celebración. Definitivamente a ellos no les llega la información sobre el motivo de la reserva. Cuando mi amiga se paro a solicitar un postre para cantar ya no se pudo hacer nada porque estaban la cocina cerrada. Sin embargo a las 11 pm empezó un Happy Hour y de pronto el bar del lugar se llenó. La atención a las meses se demoró muchísimo con los tragos. Sugiero mantener en la carta unos pocos entremeses para que todo tenga coherencia y así los que festejemos algo podemos tener todo en el mismo lugar.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations for after our class reunion open bar. The food is was as very good and our service was as outstanding. The blood margarita was exceptional. The noise level made it difficult to converse. Overall I would go back, but maybe at an earlier time to see if it is better for conversation.

L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere
A very happening restaurant. Table was ready as soon as we got there despite the fact the restaurant was full.

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