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

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
620 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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!
What 620 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
DO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend out for an experience in Las Olas. After our experience we decided to grab lunch at El Camino for happy hour. One of the best places to visit for happy hour for multiple reasons. Two Dollar tacos, $5 Margaritas & great music! Most def will visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and environment! Chips were warm, salsas were great! The guac was flavorless but we should have ordered the spicy one and accidentally ordered regular guac so that’s on us. The tacos, quesadillas and fajitas were all flavorful and delicious!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

El Camino food and drinks are great, main reason we come here. What really takes away from it is the staff. ALWAYS rude. Hostess never smiles and doesn’t take into account your reservation or waiting time unless asked numerous times. We had a reservation at 9:15 and showed up about 10 minutes early. The hostess said “just a moment” and ignored us for another 15 minutes. When I got a text to check in for my reservation, all of the sudden a table was ready(this table had been empty and set since we got there) our waitress was not very friendly, and made recommendations on drinks when we asked. Two of us did not like what we ordered (not her fault) and politely asked to switch them after taking 1 sip. She acted as if we were being completely unreasonable and a huge hassle. We really love the food and the ambiance but have never had good experience with the staff. Such a shame

LG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have the opportunity to dine here, do it! Our food and drinks were fantastic and everyone had a different dish. We’ve been here numerous times and every time we have consistently had excellent food and excellent service.

Irwin was our waiter and he was wonderful. He made great suggestions for our drinks and was very personable. He even suggested a comparable restaurant in Raleigh since he remembered that I was just visiting and from that area.

We will definitely be back and hopefully soon!

SF
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional location, great food and great vibe

DE
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Very, very noisy ! Not a place for aconversation.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nuestra primera experiencia fue increíble,fuimos a festejar el cumple de mi novio y futuro marido!!
Gracias totales!!,volveremos pronto!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Report
R
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Trendy, very loud ambience. Great avocado and chips. Brisket Quesadilla was very good.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and speed of service was great. However, it took about 15 minutes to be seated even though I had reservation. We arrived at 8:25 for a 8:30 reservation. We checked in and we were sat down at 8:45. And the only other thing was my boss ordered a coca-cola and it took about 15 min to get his drink. He also received a refill with paper in the cup. It appeared to be a piece of a paper towel. But other than those things everything else was great.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. Best taco Tuesday ever. Guacamole 👍🏼👍🏼

J
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too loud. Like club loud. Yelling across the table and still had troubles hearing. Louder than usual

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

Always a fun time, food is hit or miss... drinks could be stronger!

JA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was just ok. The drinks were really good though.

LT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been here but only for happy hour. Made reservations restaurant called to confirm while talking to them I asked if we could be seated in lounge or dining area that served happy hour. I was informed lounge was first come first serve but could be seated in dining happy hour area. We were seated in a non-happy hour area. Why would i pay full price for drinks when I can sit in dining area or stand in bar and get happy hour prices. We moved our reservation time to a time to be seated after happy hour and stood in bar and enjoyed happy hour until the new reservation time. This was for our daughters 22nd birthday and there were 7 of us so could have done without the confusion which is why I asked when they called to confirm. Otherwise food was good and both servers (in bar and in dining room) were pleasant.

j
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Never been there where it’s been this loud. Also, people smoking basically right where you walk in. Usually have a really good experience here but not so much tonight.

B
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very loud to go and have a conversation.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was phenomenal. Great experience.

JG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beef fajitas anywhere in South Florida! The tequila list is amazing and they make a great margarita...not too sweet, not too sour. Pretty noisy inside, recommend the outside seating as it's quieter with great people watching on Las Olas. Great service too!

C
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
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 on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
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
8 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.

1
2
3
16