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

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349 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Montreal
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were amazing. Tacos were a bit messy because the tortilla fell apart. Great tasing though. Fun restaurant.

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

Great place. Excellent food. Wonderful service. It was a little loud, but I don't think I would change a thing. It felt alive!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere went back before we left town

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JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great drinks, with many special prices.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I have been going to El Camino on Taco Tuesdays for a while. Their deal is one of the best. Plus, the quality of the food is also good. Since everyone seems to be enjoying the same deals, it is a good idea to be there with reservations.

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

Everything went well, but we had to wait 30 mins to be seated even though we had a reservation.

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J
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We knew it was a busy place and especially on Taco Tuesday. Had reservation at 7:30; arrived 7:20 and was seated at 8:00. Walkups were offered 1:30 wait so reservations trimmed some time but could be a little better. Food and service were good.

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

Everything was great as usual!!

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CF
Miami
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This was not our first time visiting this location, but for what ever reason it was a disappointment. We were seated 45 minutes past our reservation. No one came to check up on what happened. The servers were nice no issues there. Just felt the whole experience was off.

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was so loud at the restaurant that we were unable to hear our friends across the table. My son’s steak fajitas were rare and had to be sent back. He ordered them medium well, but I would not be surprised if the waitress could not hear what he said because it was so noisy in there. The drinks and food were pricey.

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H
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food with terrific service. Seating was very comfortable and decor was pleasant but the only issue was the noise level. They are very proactive and even called for feedback. They are working on the sound problem. You can’t ask for better customer attention. So far superior to the competition.

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f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service and the food were great and highly recommend it when in the area. The noise level is very high so don't go here if you want to have a conversation - it may be frustrating. Fish Tacos were great!

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CM
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent happy hour. Food was enough to share for sure. Must have a reservation to get in. A lot of fun. Younger crowd with a lot of music. Fun!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service. Great food. A little loud but overall a great experience

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MS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was pretty good. Noise level was unbearable. Won’t go back.

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IS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the food and ambience....service was great too. It is just soooo loud inside!

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Food is wonderful. Maddeningly noisy. I would never go there on a weekend again!!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, excellent food, service and music 👍🏼👍🏼

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed. The ambiance and atmosphere were just perfect. We drive through here a lot and this place is always full. We had to check it out, and now we get it! The food is awesome, sophisticated and very nicely served. The bar was full but that didn't keep the bartender from signaling that he saw us and he'd be serving us soon. The best queso with chorizo we've had in a long time. The server was very attentive and pleasant. We are definitely coming back and telling our friends about this place.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great time at our favorite spot, went from a reservation of 8 to 12, without any issues.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food good but not highly consistent. We had 3 orders of fajitas and not consistent quality or portions among the 3. Margaritas were good but a little overpriced. Place is very noisy and standard 4 top tables were kind of small, especially if multiple fajitas orders per table.

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to come when on Los Olas Boulevard. Always our go to place any time we are in Ft. Lauderdale.

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to El Camino on Tuesdays for Taco Tuesdays. I always have a wonderful time and the food and service is always amazing. This was my first time making reservations on a Saturday night. On my reservation, I requested an outside table since it can be really loud inside. I enjoy the music and that is not the problem, I suppose it's just the amount of people inside so I have found if you sit outside, you'll get the best of both worlds. Our reservation was at 8:15pm and we ended up waiting 15-20 mins and still had to be seated inside since it didn't look like any of the outside tables were leaving. The food and the service was still very good, but my boyfriend and I had a hard time talking to each other due to the noise. It was his first time there and he really enjoyed the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were amazingly good! And good value as well. Food was great and fresh. Definitely going back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere (definitely loud, but fun) .... Good for groups. Food and service were great despite being super busy. We were running late to our Sat night reservation and they were very kind to hold our table.

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f
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, fun atmosphere. But MUCH too loud! Can't enjoy friends or have a conversation.

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m
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a fun place to go. Lively atmosphere, good, consistent food and service. Great choices if you're a tequila or margarita drinker.

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m
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but noisy as heck!

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KH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Mix of family and friends night out. Delicious food. Awesome service.

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ZP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our waiter was awesome.

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CH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Just go to the bar! The margaritas were great! The food was only ok.

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LH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

This music in this place is ridiculously loud. You cannot hear without screaming. The margaritas are excellent, not too sweet. Better than average guacamole and chips. Great shrimp tacos and refrained beans. But the music kills the experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere! The food was good and the drinks were great. A bit noise and hard to hear inside, but overall it’s a fun place to go with friends and family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great addition to Las Olas! We think this is now the best Mexican Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. It is a bit loud, but the service is good and the food is great!!

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JG
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant. Starting with our server Anthony who was very pleasant, made great suggestions and never made us feel rushed.
The food was outstanding. We had fajitas and a very fresh avocado salad. The Tres Leche desert was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

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CP
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks. Don’t sit outside unless you want to literally be surrounded on all sides by chain smokers. You can get $2 tacos and free lung cancer on the outdoor patio.

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Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for Taco Tuesday! Happy hour till 7! Bartenders are HARD workers! Very friendly ! Tacos are great and HAPPY HOUR at the bar is also great.

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W
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place for great Mexican food. Great bar area that is always packed. Great happy hour specials. Taco Tuesday can't be beat with $2 tacos. Service is always friendly but can be spotty at times.

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NK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service, great drinks, great food! Only thing that could be better is the noise level. On busy nights it’s a little loud.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, food was delicious

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