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El Camino, Seattle, WA

El Camino

4.7
4.7
504 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Camino is celebrating its 26th year in Fremont! We have been serving fresh, homemade Mexican fare brought to us by our staff's family recipes and contributions from renowned Mexico City Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita. We offer local, natural and organic options when possible. Our amazing desserts baked in house by our General Manager, Alfredo. And from the bar, our ever famous margaritas that started the trend in Seattle 2 decades ago!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-7303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    La Familia Pérez

  • Private party facilities

    El Camino has all weather Back Deck (as well as the whole restaurant) which can be reserved for private events/functions. Please see our web site for pictures and contact information (http://elcaminorestaurant.com/private-dining/ ) The Deck: • Capacity: Seats 35 to 40 for sit-down style meal (40 – 50 people standing cocktail party)Whole Restaurant:• Seats 100 – 135 People• 150 Max standingParty &Group Reservations are based on “Minimum Pricing”, calculated on Food and Drinks ordered (does not include taxes and tip. 20% Gratuity added to final food and drink tab.)

  • Neighborhood

    Fremont

  • Cross street

    Evanston

  • Parking details

    Paid parking until 8:00 p.m. with free parking along the ship canal on 34th St. Several pay parking lots are available in the neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    At the corner of Fremont Avenue and 34th Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Lounge Seating (21+ only)

    Multiple dates available
    Dine inside our bar lounge area. By selecting this option you acknowledge that everyone in your party is at least 21 years old or older.
  • Main Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Indoor dining in the front dining room with a fireplace and garage doors that we open when it's warm enough!
  • Front Patio (Dog Friendly)

    Multiple dates available
    Sit in our open-air big red tent or street patio in front of the restaurant. All of these tables can be heated. This is the only section that is dog friendly!

What 504 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Kid-friendly

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  1. JP

    JonP

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived and we were seated promptly. Service was great , menu was difficult to scan but eventually I found it. Drinks were pleasant , food was served well plated , and was well portioned. El Camino has Always been a good time.
  2. S

    Shana

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, the food was delicious, and our server made sure we had everything we needed!
  3. JD

    JuliaD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food but fairly dark in restaurant
  6. DJ

    DebbieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and food amazing! Highly recommend the spicy margarita!
  7. TL

    TeresaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful neighborhood cantina with fabulous food.
  8. OZ

    OmarZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and had a good time. Great drinks and great food.
  9. DE

    DeeEmm

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always! Loved the evening ambiance, and the playlist added the perfect background sound. Please never take the mussels off the menu! Entrées were generous portions, and while when we arrived it was quite busy, service was very prompt. Love you El Camino!!
  10. a

    amym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Cute environment, excellent service, and delicious food.
  11. JN

    JohnN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted our food warmed up and they took care of it immediately. Got complimentary margaritas to go when we left.
  12. TF

    TastyFoodWA

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We have been to El Camino many times, but this was the first since the pandemic. Quality and service have gone downhill. The rice and beans on our plates were cold. The halibut tacos were over cooked. Additionally, we had to ask for a couple forgotten items after the food was delivered. Service was slow and I had to keep catching people for issues like on the forgotten food. It is a shame as this was one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the city. I couldn’t say the same now.
  13. GT

    GlendaT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints!
  14. SG

    StevenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We enjoyed our time at El Camino. Great atmosphere and still quiet enough to have a conversation at our table. The only complaint: we ordered appetizers that never came. We had to remind our waiter. Apps then arrived but after we finished our entrees.
  15. MK

    MonikaK

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    It was almost 20 minutes until our server came by after we sat down. We were on the back patio right in front of the fireplace and it was HOT. When our server did come by, we asked to move but were told no due to other reservations. We opted to leave. Shame because it’s such a great place for food but waiting for 20 minutes before being acknowledged was a less than stellar experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  17. LP

    LexiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, immaculate vibes. Definitely recommend!!
  18. K

    Karan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for 16 people for an event. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and took great care of us. Food and service was great, and the ambience was exactly what we needed for our event! Would highly recommend.
  19. S

    Stephanie

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love El Camino. Great food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. They have been a neighborhood favorite for years.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Awesome service, exceptional actually.
  21. MO

    MargauxO

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! The service and food were really good. We really enjoyed our long lunch, everything was fresh and delicious!
  22. JT

    JenniferT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Camino is consistently great. Excellent service, excellent food prepared with fresh ingredients and a friendly atmosphere. We love it!
  23. K

    Katerina

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We’re visiting from Portland and our dinner at El Camino sealed the deal: we LOVE Seattle!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great food as always. Servers were a little flaky forgetting items we ordered. Super crazy load, but I get the sense people like this!
  25. AJ

    AJSeattle

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to the El Camino many times. Outdoor seating during the pandemic was safe and adequately comfortable. The food has always been very tasty and portions large enough so that no one will leave hungry. Parking in Fremont can sometimes be a challenge on a Friday or Saturday night. However, if you include shopping for a few things at the PCC in your plan, there will be no problem to use the PCC parking lot for an hour. The PCC underground lot has several handicap spaces and is relatively close to the restaurant.
  26. GC

    GraceC

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got to introduce our two Ballard-based friends to El Camino last night. Such fun! They enjoyed your scrumptious mole and we savored the chili relleno!! Of course, house margaritas were on tap as well!! Our waitress was darling. So kind and hospitable. I’m sorry I didn’t catch her name. Music was so so loud!
  27. S

    Shannon

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Place was super cute! Unfortunately the service was awful. No sense of urgency and acted like people being there was a burden lol. Makes sense why it was So empty. Won’t be back!
  28. TE

    TravelinEsty

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and enchiladas w/ green sauce were great!
  29. EL

    ElizabethL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Seemed short staffed. Took for ever to get our order and no one came back if we wanted refills or order more drinks.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hey hi helll this place was great and I love it
  31. G

    Gary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Awesome staff and food! Thank you for a nice night out. I’ll be back!
  32. JR

    JRW1

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took our in-laws to El Camino for dinner before taking them to the airport. We needed a place that would take reservations and where we could have a nice meal but not be there for a long time. We had never eaten here before. The food was delicious! They were short staffed but did a great job with service. Caty was great, even while managing a bunch of tables outside. The food came out quickly, was warm, fresh and delicious. My father in-law inhaled his shrimp burrito! We will definitely go back!
  33. RF

    RenatoF

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Looking forward to returning to El Camino!
  34. RF

    RandeeF

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance. Great service. Good food. The shrimp burrito was good but not enough shrimp.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This place is excellent! Specially the food. We have only tried a few drinks, so we don't know if the drinks match how good the food is. Totally recommend, though.
  36. AB

    AnnaBanana

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Restaurant was very festive. Waiter was not attentive but was very friendly.
  37. FR

    FremontRB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I've always loved El Camino, going now for about 20 years. 2 changes I would like to see: inside has gotten quite loud with the music, please bring the chile relleno back! Otherwise, great people and great food.
  38. K

    Kristin

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such wonderful unique food! We lived all the entrees as well as the slushees and margaritas. Julien our waiter was engaging and helped answer any and all questions. Love the back deck.
  39. CM

    CMarie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful in every way. We loved our outdoor private picnic table on the front sidewalk. Excellent service. We all had brunch options and each was fresh and delicious. The tres leches cake is unbelievable!
  40. CK

    CaroleK

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were having a birthday celebration which I explained in the Open Table reservation form. There was no acknowledgement of the birthday, nor anything special done. Very disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Camino using the Order Online button. El Camino also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Camino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-7303.

El Camino is rated 4.7 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for El Camino

607 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Evanston

  • Neighborhood

    Fremont

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking until 8:00 p.m. with free parking along the ship canal on 34th St. Several pay parking lots are available in the neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    At the corner of Fremont Avenue and 34th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    La Familia Pérez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-7303

  • Private party facilities

    El Camino has all weather Back Deck (as well as the whole restaurant) which can be reserved for private events/functions. Please see our web site for pictures and contact information (http://elcaminorestaurant.com/private-dining/ ) The Deck: • Capacity: Seats 35 to 40 for sit-down style meal (40 – 50 people standing cocktail party)Whole Restaurant:• Seats 100 – 135 People• 150 Max standingParty &Group Reservations are based on “Minimum Pricing”, calculated on Food and Drinks ordered (does not include taxes and tip. 20% Gratuity added to final food and drink tab.)

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