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

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever! Amazing service and really great ambiance!

J
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food, salsa, guacamole and drinks!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal tonight at El Camino was fantastic. From the margarita to the fajitas everything tasted great. Service was fantastic. The manager Chris is wonderful. Can’t wait to return.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was very slow disappointed

CP
Key West
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation to get seating which wasn’t a big deal but the waiter was nice enough to comp our guacamole! 😁great service!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything... I even received a call the next afternoon to be sure we enjoyed our time! Will definitely return as part of our restaurant rotation!

F
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, great drinks and small plates for happy hour. Only thing negative to say is that it is very noisy. But we had a great time and will go again

SR
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went because we heard how good the happy hour was, but they only served it at the bar which was a bummer. Not on the website or menu either.

Food was decent. Chips and salsas were legit the best in town. Had the avocado salad and was pleasant. Drinks were nice

R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing homemade food, impeccable service (Maria is THE best...so attentive and knowledgeable) and great ambiance. The noise level is so loud but worth overlooking.

A
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Came here with a few friends and my 8lb puppy for drinks and dinner. Requested to sit outside since I have my puppy - they wouldn’t let her sit in my lap. She is tiny and black and luckily I had her glow collar with her but not safe to put her on the ground. After 30 minutes I left.
Plenty of dog friendly places on las Olas and this is NOT one of them. They were kind of jerky and rude about it. If you want to bring your pup go to Louie Bossi. Much nicer.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Good location and customer service. I like it there!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Everyone is very attentive

FJ
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We frequently dine here. Love the food and margaritas but it is very loud there so go during off peak hours so you don’t have to yell at each other across the table.

DM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Too loud to have a conversation. 20 minute wait for a drink which was then not available. Been many times but will not be back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was way to loud...everything else was great!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service, was checked on the perfect amount of times. The manager even came over to our table to make sure we e we’re enjoying ourselves. Very fun environment and great food and drinks.

TG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

They gave my reservations away. Food was cold not seasoned.

DM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat on patio and it was hot Ceiling fans were rotating backwards on winter setting versus blowing air downward to cool the area

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had workmates in from out of town and took them to El Camino. They loved it! Quick seating, great service and tacos were perfect!

RT
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Only concern is noise level. If you looking to have a conversation, this is a tough place. Otherwise it is really good.

LW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woodlands Texas would be a GREAT spot to plant an El Camino!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good food and vibe at El Camino.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner reservation for 7:30pm but we did not get seated until 8:25pm. Once we were seated the food and service were wonderful!

LP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas

FJ
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & drinks. Just very loud so if you are looking to talk go early to lunch or midday. Creamy guacamole, rich brisket taco/burritos and Smokey black beans. Guava jalapeño margaritas are excellent.

R
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and very reasonable prices.

DO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional location, great food and great vibe

DE
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was average for Mexican food not q big variety of foods and not big on substitutions. Very avg food but great atmosphere if you want a quick bite it's fine

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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R
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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