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

4.4
23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Hot Spot
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 23 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant love the food and atmosphere. Really impressed with the style and layout.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Much better layout than Delray and same quality. Great atmosphere

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Typical Mexican food and VERY noisy. Just not our kind of place.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Ambience very nice. Food nothing special. Rather lack of flavor

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Obsessed w this place

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Was very good and was impressed by the amount of food and the quality. Our server pat was great and made sure we had the best experience possible. Will be bringing my family here to eat and will be one of my top picks on Las Olas now.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing happy hour - great vibe! Some drinks are handcrafted (muddled etc) so expect a little bit of a wait on drinks but worth it . Fun spot especially for young professionals at the bar and date night at the tables ! Try the watermelon jalapeño margarita

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We ate here for the first time last night. The service was very fast and the food was very good. It was a Friday night so the bar was packed and it was very loud. We’d been to the location in Delray a couple of years back so we were happy to have a location open closer to us. Again, as busy as it was, everything ran very smoothly and the food and drinks were very tasty. We will definitely return (super busy so I wouldn’t try it without a reservation for the time being...).

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything about this place is outstanding from the food and drinks to the service! I will definitely be back and recommend El Camino to my friends and family. It’s also beautifully decorated❤️

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Super nice manager and they have unsweetened tropical passion iced tea!! We had delicious shrimp and chicken fajitas and loved it. Great happy hour too with outlets for my cellphone charger at the bar!! Sasha was my waitress/bartender and she's adorable! Everyone is so warm and welcoming!! Great job on the buildout too!! Going back for dinner tonight. Going back for more!! Miss you already

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My reservation was for 12:30 got there at 12 we were seated right away. The food was really good. I can’t wait to go again especially for the strawberry margarita and shrimp taco.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We are from Michigan and found out about this place from Facebook, so I made a reservation online for the only Tuesday we were going to be in town. The website is nice and very easy to make reservations! We got a call to confirm our reservation a couple of days prior. We got to the restaurant a hour early so I enjoyed a couple of Margaritas at the bar for happy hour, they were very tasty. I had a watermelon jalapeno and then a blood orange, both had great flavos and enjoyed the fresh ingredients in them! The bartenders were hard at work! The bar was packed all the way around and did a fantastic job, mine checked back with me periodically and everyone seemed to have drinks in hand and taken care of. Although we're only a party of 2, I was still impressed that we got sat five minutes before our 7pm reservation, you were very busy "Taco Tuesday"!!! Our server was awesome, but I forget her name! She explained the menu well and was prompt with everything! Started with the corn on the cob appitzer and chips and salsa. My son loved his chips and salsa and the corn was delicious, best that I've had! I ordered an Alvocdo Margarita that she recommended, also very good! Very good unique Margarita recipes! We ordered all Tacos for our dinner. Mine were all great, chirzo, brisket, chicken and pork. My son had regular ground beef tacos, he had a hard time eating his, his flour tortillas broke apart so he had to use a fork. Maybe he will venture out one of these days and order something different, lol! This is a very nice place and I would definately recommend it! Loved the decor and the layout! Great job!!!

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I will not be returning. Way too loud and the food was not good. The servers were very friendly and efficient though. Good margaritas.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

El Camino is new to Las Olas, our neighborhood. We are fortunate to be able to walk to many good restaurants. The food is typical high-end Mexican...very tasty and portions are large. We will share an entre next time. Drinks are a bit expensive, but the food is reasonable. Specials are only at the bar. We like better than Rocco Taco because not as crazy, food is similar. Service on the check was slow but manager came over and checked on us. I think they are still shaking down their training since just opened.

Great addition to Las Olas.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great overall. Very friendly staff. They have the equation down pat!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A fantastic experience all around! The atmosphere is amazing. Every detail was perfect. The service was impeccable. The teamwork amongst the service team ensured we were very well attended to without it being annoying. The drinks were delicious, especially the Strawberry Basil margarita! The menu offered something for everyone and the food was delicious. We were visiting from out of town and lucky to get in days after it opened. We will definitely return the next time we’re in town!

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Way way to loud, had to yell to talk. Food was mediocre and not hot. However they had only been open three days. Much to improve. Our waiter was very nice

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Went with friends to celebrate a birthday. The hostesses hadn’t communicated to the server that we were celebrating a birthday and I had to walk up to the servers to ask if they could do anything special for birthdays and if they could please sing or bring out a dessert. Overall it was a good experience and we had a nice dinner despite a couple hiccups.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent

Food quality:10
Great new hip place!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My favorite restaurant!! I frequented the Delray Beach location for years, and was not let down when visiting the Las Olas location! Same great drinks food and service, but the venue is gorgeous. Well done!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and margarita Monday happy hour! Decor is gorgeous! So happy to have this closer location!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Ray our server was fantastic. Will definitely dine here often as the food is always delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Opening day and they didn’t disappoint! Food and drink were good. Service was attentive and on point. Looking forward to returning soon!

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