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

4.3
69 reviews
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am
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Phone number
(954) 530-1188
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bernardo Carvalho
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th & 9th streets
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Parking details
Street Parking, Public Lot behind the restaurant
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Entertainment
Live & DJ
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was good, service was very slow in the beginning though.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Awesome layout, great service, and tasty food! Portions were big too which was perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had 7:00 pm dinner reservations and they were able to seat us right away. The food was great and the bar was lively. Great margaritas. Looking forward to going there again.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Too loud, too crowded, fish tacos had bones in them that my friend almost choked and the margaritas were sub par
Rocco’s Tacos down the street also gives more guac and chips
Skip el Camino

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

I went for Taco Tuesday where you can get any of their tacos for $2. It was a great deal as some of their tacos are up to $14 on any other day; great time to try something new. The Queso Fundid was AMAZING though and so were the margaritas. The tacos on the other hand I was not really impressed with. I ordered a Chorizo, fish, shrimp, and barbacoa taco. Chorizo was good, fish itself was good, but the coleslaw was very bland. The shrimp was ok, nothing too exciting, and the barbacoa is great for those barbacoa lovers out there. I realized that I am not a huge barbacoa fan, after I ate it (personal preference there). It may have been that night I went; but unfortunately, got sick after I ate here. I would go back again and try something else, but wouldn't "run" back for Taco Tuesday. Service was great and food had perfect timing.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was bland and worse than Taco bell

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It’s very hard to hold a conversation due to the acoustics there, but a good vibe.

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Very slow service and undercooked food ruined a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Love delray location however ft lauderdale was a poor experience. Noise level was so bad u could only talk to the person next to you (barely). Very warm and lots of flies due to front doors being open. Ac units were leaking onto our table. Poor service and food quality not as good. Table of 7 was served minus 1 dish and that person had to wait 5 minutes. Will be back to delray, but not ft. lauderdale.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Another great dinning experience. We come often and have always been delighted with the food and service.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I was loud. Very loud. It's a great place to take unruly children that won't cause a scene because the place is otherwise louder than a full gymnasium and very chaotic. It's also a great place to take a big group of people who want to drink lots of tequila and eat good foot, but not someplace to take family or friends for a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food, Great service, extremely high energy place, Lots of Fun !!!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

So glad to have discovered this little gem. The food is delicious and the drinks are even better. If you're a tequila lover, like I am, this place is your heaven. Inside vibe is cool, everything looks like an industrial warehouse. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great happy hour!

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Friendly people

Terrible service

No one know what they are doing

Could find my waitres

Had to find people to find my waitress

Unorganized
Corn taco shell a little gross

Go to Roco Taco

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I really liked Al Camino. The food was good, great atmosphere, people watching, nice bar and decor, good margarittas, great social scene. I would come back again. ;)

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great Service and food/drinks. Blows away Roccos Tacos

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Service was great, food was good (nothing spectacular) vibe was awesome! Very lively atmosphere, decorated beautifully, gorgeous open air restaurant. Was too loud for us to have a conversation though, even on a Thursday evening for dinner. We had to shout - was very awkward. Definitely not the place for a business dinner but had a good time here.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

After many visits at this location we have officially found our favorite Server Patrick!

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food was tasteless

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Delicious food! Great margs - only $3 on Monday’s. Highly recommend the tacos.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Second time here, and it was even better than the awesome first experience. Amazing cocktails and great food in an entertaining and relaxed scene.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. We’ll be back

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service & drinks were great! Food was ok...

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great time. And the food was really good. Everybody was very happy and full

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had reservations and 8:15 pm and didn’t get seated until an hour and a half after our reservation time. Then has to wait an hour for our meal.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great restaurant, vibrant atmosphere, great value great for people watching even on a Wednesday night. A must have is the Smoked brisket Nachos - Appetizer. Its enough for 6 people or more - Great value at $12.00. Also the 50/50 margarita

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

A little too noisy for me as we couldn’talk to each other. Staff were courteous, friendly and attentive. Food was not as good as I had heard it was. We had Tacos and the Steak was tough and Bland. We asked for Taco sauce and we were told to try the corn salsa for flavour which wasn’t helpful. The chicken Taco was tasty but the crisy fish was bland and there wasn’t taco sauce. The guacamole had way too much lime and the tort. chips were not seasoned only fried. Overall it the atmosphere was “busy friendly” so would be great for a group of party goers.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great location on Las Olas. Service was lovely, Manager came over twice to see tha everything was going well. Very attentive waiter. Food was excellent.. Had to take some home.. Soo good! and fresh.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

El Camino has an exciting hip atmosphere. The place has been packed since it recently opened. Tuesday Taco's is a great way to try out the seven types of taco's for only $2 a piece. The shrimp taco, and the steak tacos were the ones I liked best. The drinks were good and service responsive.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Amazing Food! Amazing atmosphere! Will keep coming back...

Best taco Tuesday in South Florida hands down

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The kitchen was running slow but I understand when restaurants first open up they need to figure out the pace of the service and the staff need to find a rhythm.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

This was such a great dining experience. The drinks and food were excellent. And the service was kind and quick. Definitely impressive for a newer place. If you're on vacation, this is a must try!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great atmosphere with very cool
Decor. High ceilings with big fans and great Mexican street food

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

It takes a very long time to get drinks and is very loud.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great service. Fun atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

They have taken their original restaurant and opened up a second, much larger but just as good section nd location closer to home. LOVE IT!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food and service were both good. We love the music but it was definitely super loud. Not a place to have conversations.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Mixed evening. Guacamole ok not as good Rocco’s. Not enough enough chips. No frozen margaritas. And my wife said her margarita on the rocks was weak. Had steak fajitas quality meat cooked perfectly. Veggies excellently prepared. Wife enchiladas were good as well. Tacos were mixed liked beef and sausage not so much the fish.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Just a little loud!

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Overall, the staff isn’t warm or welcoming but our server, Matthew, went above and beyond. He’s the reason why I rated the service so highly. No matter what we ordered, the food/drinks came out quickly. He was extremely attentive and receptive to requests. Other than that, the food was only decent. The chicken on the nachos, was so chewy that it was absolutely repulsive. They allowed a substitution from barbacoa to chicken, but with the grade of chicken served, I would’ve rathered just gotten the nachos without meat.

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