El Camino

4.9
218 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Camino is celebrating its 25th 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!

Experiences

  • Back Deck Patio (21+ only)

    Multiple dates available

    Our popular back deck patio is partially enclosed, fully covered and heated. By selecting this option you acknowledge that everyone in your party is at least 21 years or older.
  • 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 big red tent or private green cabanas in front of the restaurant. This is the only section that is dog friendly!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 218 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the food and cheerful ambiance. However, the last three times I’ve come here I walk to the host stand and staff avoids eye contact or doesn’t acknowledge my presence way too long. Please acknowledge your patrons with a simple, “I’ll be right with you”. It feels I’m an inconvenience even with a reservation. Once seated the servers are great. Please welcome your guests

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JDRO1995
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven`t eaten here yet, GO RIGHT NOW. I made reservations for my wife and I and upon arrival, we were immediately greeted and directed to our table. The hostess/bartender was very friendly and very prompt about orders and making sure we were being taken care of. The drinks were quite strong, but the taste made them absolutely worthwhile! When we were served our salsa and chips, my wife and I had to stop the man who served us and compliment the salsa. So much flavor, you could taste every individual ingredient as if they fresh-picked it from a farm specifically for us. He then told us about how when he started working there, the salsa was ok but he took it upon himself to modify the recipe and make it as though he was serving himself. That takes a lot of dedication as a cook! My wife ordered the carnitas burrito and I ordered the Chile Relleno burrito. The carnitas were so juicy and tender and my chile relleno was exploding with flavor. We also took home an order of the pozole verde and even the next day, it was just so flavorful and hearty, it reminded me of being back at my moms home when she would make pozole on Thanksgiving. Needless to say, we will be returning for more delicious flavors and friendly company.

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vipMarietteC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great. Ambience is always so wonderful. Great old school Seattle spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I think we maybe got a wrong margarita, but it was so good none of us wanted to correct our server!!! Maybe ask people to wear their masks more often, but other than that, great!

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NWWine
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration but we were too stuffed to have dessert at the end of the meal. We just live El Camino, the food, the service, the margaritas!! All was fantastic and safe in the warm red tent!!

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JessicaV
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends, the food was excellent. Thanks

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vipMeganPark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The margaritas are highly recommended. Would definitely go again.

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vipCarolyn
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best mole ever

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ERnieB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to El Camino in a couple years and it was fun to drop in for a weekend brunch. They really do a great job decorating the place and creating a great vibe. The waitress stood a bit far away when she was taking our order which seemed odd but I guess she was just being Covid cautious because her service was excellent. Drinks were excellent -I don’t usually drink margaritas but I do when I go to El Camino and I wasn’t disappointed during this visit. I was really impressed when the food arrived - I ordered a basic Huevos Rancheros and my girlfriend ordered the Posole—we were both delighted when they arrived, the presentation was 5 stars! My eggs were decorated with avacado and radish slices and her soup had everting on the side which she really appreciated. Overall we had a fabulous lunch at a very fair price.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Beautiful ambience. Had a wonderful, covid safe girls night:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service outside!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server with pink hair was awesome!! Love the little outdoor tent set up. Thank you!!

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super nice. She was on top of everything! El Camino's employees were all wearing masks, which was dope. The food and drinks were super good. I love this place.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal! The margaritas were well made, the food was fantastic and the carrot cake was the best I've had since moving to this area.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always. We sat outside in the individual table tent and it started thundering and lightning and our server was STILL running around making sure we were all taken care of! Wonderful service.

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quesadilla is a MUST try! Amazing service (very knowledgeable and efficient). 10/10 would recommend

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vipSeattleCarole
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience! They are doing a great job with heated outdoor seating which is both private and well-ventilated. Staff were all welcoming and delightful and the food was delicious. Support this wonderful local restaurant and treat yourself to a much-needed dinner out.

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Algodon
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Camino is a classy, alluring, delicious experience every time. Go for the amazing food, super margaritas, and great ambience. You won't regret it.

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vipPatrick
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camarones a la diabla, so gooooood

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vipGr8teater
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great and so was the food. Loved the back patio! Ambiance was very nice and cozy.

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NWWine
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s 85th birthday and only second meal at a restaurant in 9 mos.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Accommodating for our modifications. Beverages were fun. Our server Eryn was knowledgeable, friendly and we will be back and ask for her! It was also great to be able to bring our new puppy so he didn't have to be left home alone. Definitely will be back!

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ColliK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went back three times in one week! Friendly service, inviting atmosphere, and killer food.

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vipTerriC
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food with gluten free and vegetarian options clearly marked. Contact free menus. Temperature check. Mask policy. Roomy spacing between tables.

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HollyB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we ate inside and were not close to anyone which was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

They limit you to one hour if you’re only a party of two.

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ElizabethC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A pandemic-proof dining experience and a festive, yet cozy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!!

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Roberto
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good on the small menu. Highly recommend the camarrones a la Diablo.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great set up got on the waitlist from home! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service with fantastic food at my favorite Mexican restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With young kids. It was great. Got the last 15 minutes of happy hour too.

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GreatVisit
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy El Camino- great food and drinks. Love their deck in Summer and Winter.

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worldeats365
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a small group of friends for my birthday and everything was great! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the décor, the friendly atmosphere, the food and especially the GUAC! YUM!

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JudyR
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and drinks but only ok service for this particular experience. I think the waitress got frustrated with the energy level of our group. What started out to be good service dwindled to almost nothing by mid-meal. Otherwise a cute place.

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vippdub
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is very loud and I highly recommend you don’t bring friends with hearing issues. Also recommend making reservations. Good food but not many gluten free or dairy free options (as is typical of Mexican or Southwestern USA cuisine).

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vipmgpeats
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun dinner spot for a group!

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vipGouda
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food, but it was so cold inside.

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TedR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We made reservations for 10. Twelve of us showed up - it was not a problem for the best, most gracious staff that there is on earth. We went for the great food - breakfast until 3! - and can’t wait to come back.
The frijoles charros were the highlight of the excellent Huevos Rancheros.

FAQs

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

El Camino is rated 4.9 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.