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

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466 reviews
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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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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very noisy, and service was slow! Food was good, the guacamole was very good! Salsa was very smoky and spicy!

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MG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite new place to eat and drink! best service, food and staff in ft lauderdale for casual dining with my family and friends

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Had dinner with my family. The restaurant was very busy and we were seated at our reservation time. Service was fair and friendly and my way too spicy (I like spicy) shrimp tacos were replaced with delicious chicken fajitas. Took half an hour to get our chips/salsa/guacamole/margaritas. Margaritas were fine. Was not a fan of the salsa and guacamole.

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MD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is great we been there many times, but no matter if we have a reservation or not the wait its crazy they are not very organized it takes a while to get your drinks or food, after going there many times and always dealing with the same scenario we have decided not to come back anymore even thought we really enjoy the food at the end its not worth all the waiting.

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CC
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very noisy and very warm. We sat inside, and even with fans/ it was very warm and noisy. Hard to talk . Service was slow . Food ok/ have eaten there before and was better.

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OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor service today. Appetizer came after the main courses.

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DS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service! Lynsay did was a good waitress. Good tequila selection. Will be coming back.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business dinner

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KC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Worth it to make a reservation as they are always busy; for good reason too! They have excellent service, great location on Las Olas, food is good and the best margarita selection! Very lively so lots of fun with a group or if you’re not wanting to have a quiet sit down conversation. Taco Tuesday is such a great deal and a fun time as well!!

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T
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite Mexican food in the area. I prefer getting a table to the bar area. The Bar is always very crowded and is hard to get waited on by the bartenders.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried their mahi mahi with cilantro lime crema, absolutely perfect, I hope they have it again when I come back. It was a little loud but that's because there were sporting events on the TV which we were participating in the cheering. Great friendly vibe, fantastic tequila selection, will continue to be a go to place when we're up in FL.

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NM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service. The table though was really small for 6 people. Hope next time will be more comfortable.

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great open and airy restaurant setting plus great mexican food and menu selections

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R
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Host forgot about our reservation and kept sitting walk in customers despite me asking twice. Service was inattentive trying to take our plate expeditiously before we were done eating, ignoring that my drink was empty and only returning 10 mins later. Felt like they took our patronage for granted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was cold, ceiling fans were blowing at top speed causing it to feel like a wind tunnel, im sure it was to keep the servers/cooks from sweating but the guests were chilly.

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JV
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent and tasty Mexican food and very authentic. Wait time for table even if reservation made via Open Table was too long, approx. 35mins to be seated. Loud and great atmosphere! Very recommended but be patient.

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B
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere, cool decor. Everything I have had at el camino so far has been good food. I just dont understand how a taco place uses dry and terrible tortillas. Get some actual or good tasting tortillas into this chain. Basically the only thing stopping it from being known as amazing tacos is their lack of medium.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great device, great ambiance!

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TR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. A little too loud though, very hard to hear even the person next to me.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends from the west coast of Florida at El Camino. We had eaten there one other time and enjoyed it, so we brought them there. They enjoyed it as well! The service was fantastic, the food was delicious, the drinks were excellent and the atmosphere was exciting! We will be back!!

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GK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business Dinner

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SP
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service and reservation was honored. Great taco tuesday place

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Carla was our server. She was amazing. She was really attentive, very bubbly! She made our night. Made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant and it was a very busy taco tuesday!

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GR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation for a Tuesday night because it gets very busy due to the Taco Tuesday specials. The $2 tacos were great but the brisket nachos were exceptional! The brisket is sooo good and you get so much for $12. Our waitress was really attentive. Will definitely be back!

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NE
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Taco Tuesday was a fun experience. I wish the waiter was a little more specific on the happy hour. I asked if we were seated in the lounge area which would mean happy hour was till 7pm for us and she said yes, but turns out we were not and our happy hour ended at 6. Ugh!

Other than that, the vibe was fun. I would definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service, mole enchiladas are excellent and all the different tacos

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic everything!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Too loud inside. If would need to sit inside we would not eat here. Would not be able to have a conversation. We sat outside it was fine

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just got back from a cruise to Mexico and wanted to eat more Mexican! El Camino did not disappoint! The margaritas were outstanding (hubby had the classic & I had the strawberry basil) and the food was excellent. We received prompt service and enjoyed the lively environment. I highly recommend!

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JG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and always a fun and lively atmosphere.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Camino Was so fun! Great food, drinks and company!

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Parking is a mayor ploblem if you driving, also waiting for a table after had a reserved..food is very good plus the staff very quick to serve. The drinks are not well mix for the price you pay.

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VB
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Start to finish the meal was fantastic! We made a reservation for a (Taco) Tuesday night and while the restaurant was full to the brim, we were seated in a reasonable amount of time. Service was quick, aside from our Daily Special tacos ($2 each!), which is understandable, given that the meats and fish were fresh and prepared Mexican style; corn tortillas, house made taco sauce, artisan salsa with the Chips and Salsa appetizer($3). We even received a refresh of chips and salsa, and requested Pico de Gallo, which was provided, and served in less than 60 seconds. The ambiance was fun! Everything was clean and presentable. Decor was interesting and lighting was good. The strawberry basil margarita was a bit sweet, but still tasty all the same. We attempted to order dessert , the Empanada S’mores, but the only ice cream offer was cherry chocolate chip, which wasn’t exactly my favorite of flavors, so we skipped the dessert. This place is super busy often, so we were very appreciative that our reservation took priority. Thank you El Camino

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g
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Other than the fact you can’t talk to one another, because of the noise, I love this place!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Taco Tuesday - great deal on Tuesday with $2 tacos. Love the carnitas, barbacoa and chorizo tacos. I drink Tequila straight and tried the Dulce Vida and Maestro Dobel Reposado. Both excellent, but the Dobel was so much smoother. The place gets full, so if you want a sit down meal make reservations. The drink specials are only available at the bar. Plan accordingly.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The food is always good, and we have never had bad service! It's some of the best Mexican food we have found around the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love El Camino Delray! My husband and I happened to be in the area of Fort Lauderdale and have been dying to stop in and check out the new location. We made a reservation on open table and thankful that we did. They were pretty busy for not only happy hour, but the restaurant side as well. The hostesses were very friendly and sat us right away. They also made a larger booth accommodation so that my husband and I could sit next to one another. Our server Michael was also amazing! He suggested a delicious special although we already had our hearts set on what to order. He was very attentive and friendly. The manager is also very sweet! We followed him from Delray Beach and were happy to see a familiar face in the new location. Overall 10/10 experience !

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MB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the environment and food was good. Drinks were good, a little pricey but overall I will be back.

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T
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ceviche and duck flautas were amazing

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K
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing. Service was spectacular, a big thank you to PJ and Deallo.

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