El Camino

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$30 and under
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Mexican
El Camino is celebrating its 20th 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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seasonal decorations were lovely, food was cooked perfectly and seasoned thoughtfully, staff was attentive. We loved it.

LK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, professional friendly service, great food, wonderful atmosphere.

n
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The back patio ambience was so cool. Felt like a cozy place on a cold, rainy night. Would definitely recommend!

FK
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Mexican food I have had in a long time! Great restaurant!

AA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour all throughout the restaurant! Great outdoor patio seating out front for our family! Good kids menu too!

C
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that they have pomegranate juice. It is great with vodka, no guilt,HA.

MJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy was our server and she was awesome! The restaurant is great for larger parties (I'd make a reservation). I also like that the back patio and bar area are 21+ only.

ER
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great and the server was really nice, but two of our orders were wrong and when we sent one back it took a really long time to get a replacement. Other than that, we had a lot of fun and it’s a great place.

PY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Staff is super friendly!

A
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good and reasonably priced. The service was average. The waitress was somewhat friendly but did not give us the water we requested and did not come back so we could reorder our margaritas. Overall we might go back but would like to see better service. N

JP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, great place, Fremont vibe and the food was the highlight!

j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and keep coming back. The back room is festive and airy....food is fresh and creative

QA
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Why should have been an easy experience, a table for two, was not fun due to our surly and grumpy female server. She wasn’t pleasant to begin with but things only got worse when we expressed surprise at the miniature amount of guacamole provided as an appetizer with chips. Like a few spoons fulls. My friend mentioned it since it was so bizarre and was met with a sullen response. After some back and forth, she brought out guacamole. We had ordered the most expensive margaritas and entrees as well and while it was okay, it would be a long time before I’d go to El Camino again. It used to be good but guess they were having an off night.

HM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good and decor is really fun. The service is too fast though. Didn't even get through a glass of wine before starter and dinner was served. Would have preferred a leisurely evening.

FT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent 20 years in Phoenix, been here in a Seattle for 27 years; this is the most authentic and best Mexican food I’ve found since I’ve left the desert! Service was top notch and the atmosphere was friendly and inviting...I’ll be back.

s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Some mistakes were made with our order but all was quickly resolved. Good ambiance for families, couples, and businesspeople.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day celebration

ES
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! All food and drinks were tasty. Friendly staff, reasonable prices.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute friends visit in a beautiful spot with super friendly staff and great food. Guac & chips a must and fish tacos were awesome

KB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav places in Fremont!!! Must have the salmon :)

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great but we had to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time. The food more than made up for the wait.

B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant!

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V
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great.

N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We had some dietary restrictions and the waiter was very helpful and accommodating and the meal was fantastic!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst dining experience ever. Waited 2 hours for our food. The waiter forgot to put in our order, but even when he acknowledged the error, we still waited 30 minutes to get our food. Had to ask for chips and salsa! The manager didn’t even stop by to apologize. They comped the meal, but it was such a disappointment, the experience ruined the evening. Sadly, I will never go back.

DR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Worst Mexican food I’ve ever had......... although the service was good.
Will not be returning.

KW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for at least the last 5 years, and almost every Friday in the Winters for the last 3, and find the consistently cordial and friendly people a pleasure. This trip we learned that the host, Freddo, was a pastry chef in Chicago in a past life, and pulls together some of the most interesting desserts we've had almost anywhere, the tres leches is amazing, and the Chocolate mousse cake is perfectly balanced and not too sweet. Another win for El Camino in our eyes.

G
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Have been here twice now and always love the patio seating with the fireplace. It's a wonderful ambience for lunch with friends. Not too noisy so it's great for conversations. The menu has something for everyone, including a broad drink menu, and the food is delicious! The service is very good with friendly, helpful wait staff. My experience both times was above average and I'll return again when I get an opportunity.

WT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way. Too. Loud. Friday night rush hour, this is to be expected, but it was not good for the social visit I was hoping to have with visiting guests as we had to shout at each other for 60m to hear our conversation(s). Service was ok (waiter used memory vs. paper for the order, and it was fast and flawless.) However, we had to ask for more chips, and response time was a bit slow. Overall: great staff, but need to choose quieter time for dinner w a sane conversation level.

JP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal with great ambience. We had a lovely experience and will definitely be back.

K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love El Camino. It’s our go-to when we don’t want to cook at home.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and glad I made reservation as they were packed full. Food very good !

EN
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Mexican food, ie, 3 kinds of chipotle, nice patio setting, pleasantly served all around.

SH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, once again. Mole was amazing. Food (camarones diablo) was a bit spicy for kids - we were warned, but it was still a bit hot for the 9 year old. Will keep that in mind for next time. Friendly wait staff. We felt cared for.

EN
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Camino is a nice place, good food and a pleasure, not to mention 3 kinds of chipotle.

P
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great Mexican restaurant. We have been coming for years. There was an ownership transition a while back where some of the staff purchased the restaurant. The quality of everything remains the same or better. So good. Have the shrimp quesadilla, it could change your life. Margaritas are also really good. Mole's are great. Biztec is yummers. Plantains. I could go on ...

b
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen (chef) here is a Seattle gem. Extraordinary Mexican cuisine.

DH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a dinner out with the guys. Our server was friendly, attentive, and very accommodating. It was a tough decision but the mole was definitely the way to go!

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a regular customer for more than a decade, and some of the servers are still there from the beginning. Such a laid-back and friendly place, but quick service, wonderful and out-of-the-ordinary Mexican food, and reliably good scratch margaritas. They clearly know what they’re doing.

KW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place. Great mix of engaging environment and great food.