El Camino

4.8
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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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. All of these tables are heated. 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 264 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarinaM
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Definitely would go there again

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RachelQ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friends and I used to come here a couple of times a month and haven't been since covid. Everything was great for our 5pm reservation as ususal EXCEPT our food came out rather cold (a bit warm, but certainly not hot - beria dinner, veggie squash taco dinner. The beans and rice and beria were luke warm so we sent our meals back. The squash tacos tasted like soap so I exchanged my meal for the veggie mushroom quesedilla.
My friends also said the guacamole was a bit heavy on the salt and light on the garlic/spices, which I agreed. Sort of bland guacamole. Normally we love it. Overall still great, but it seems like the kitchen is a bit out of practice. Service was great!

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NancyR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff so friendly and awesome! Food was rich and very flavorful: enchiladas and tortilla soup were unbelievably good.

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ElenaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Our server was wonderful and the food was very yummy! People at a neighboring table were complaining because their enchiladas didn't resemble what they had at Azteca. This place isn't Azteca, it's better. The ingredients are fresh and the food is actually cooked in the restaurant! We loved the decor, the ambience is very fun.

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CherylR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margarita's are all delicious, my fav is the blood orange. The food is consistently delicious and the service and ambiance warm and inviting. They have dealt with the pandemic restrictions with creativity and ingenuity, creating distance and barriers that feel more like a nod to colorful childhood forts than restrictive isolation. Love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I might have been too hyped about it from my friend’s rave reviews. Plus, I had high hopes for the Birria. But still an overall great place and will visit again.

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DrinkneatinBallard
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love El Camino! Especially their newly tented outdoor tables!
Wait staff provided primo service and I plan to go back very soon for a house margarita and tostones and guacamole! Their slushees are dangerously delicious

SK
SharonandKeith
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cadillac margarita is the best!
Love the tostones!

Alfredo makes all the desserts, and they are wonderful. Favorite is the Tres Leches cake…moist and swimming in caramel and creamy coconut goodness!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The salmon house specialty was very disappointing . The salmon was over cooked, thin, and seasoned poorly. The sauce drenched the spinach and dish. We left hungry and went out for ice cream to complete the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute! Very hipster. Get the scratch margarita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and drinks. One of my all-time favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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Morgan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really lovely service! I thought the portions were really good as well - will go back!

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fidel
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Alfredo, the maitre 'd, is extraordinary and makes our visits qualitatively better than they would be without him..

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Wesleyf
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The amount of food for the price was on the low end, however it was delicious. The space is nice, but our server wasn’t very friendly.

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charlottel
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eating out feels like such a treat. El Camino has strict protocols that they enforced in a friendly manner. The maragarita was amazing, as were the chips. The waitress was great!

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HilaryF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to live In Seattle and on our long list of places we miss, El Camino tops it. Great food fun vibe and always awesome service

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KenC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Looking forward to sitting at the bar.

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IsabelH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This was our 1st experience eating at El Camino, it was a bit of a letdown. We booked it as we were going to be in the area and the reviews were high. We didn't like either of our dishes that were recommended by our waiter. However, we were looking for vegetarian dishes and also gluten free. I think to their benefit they just don't have good options if you have some dietary restrictions. I noticed their specials were mostly beef and drinks looked good as well. It appears our overall experience might've just been circumstantial, so if you don't have any restriction I wouldn't pass on the restaurant but if you do then I might.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience and Covid precautions were all great! We sat in the back room next to a huge window. It was cheery and bright. The Bloody Mary I ordered was spicy and delicious (homemade mix) and the food was great as always. Highly recommend!

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Rowena
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good, and strong, margaritas. The two entrees were divine (the beef capitalino and the birria). Very charming and cozy atmosphere with all reasonable Covid precautions in place. Fun and unexpected music. We love El Camino and chose it for our first dinner out in 15 months, and it did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best birthday ever, great cake to end the best dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was great and we always love the food here

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LilyW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and excellent food. Highly recommend

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LuisR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed the experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have enjoyed eating here for many years and it was fun to introduce it to our niece and her fiancé. It is as good as ever with even better salsa than we remember from last time. Honestly one of my favorite spots for a fun casual meal. The margaritas are fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good time. We’ll be back again.

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LeslieH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE El Camino!! Their food is authentic and absolutely delicious. Atmosphere is warm, inviting, and lively. Service has been exceptional every time I’ve dined there, and the margaritas have a nice kick! It’s by far one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID protocols! We love El Camino! Can’t wait until they bring back brunch French toast!

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kaohui
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great atmosphere and friendly staf! Highly recommend

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Anna
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great, cozy Mexican place with nice interior decorations! Made us feel like we were back in Mexico! Except they would not charge you for chips and salsa in Mexico...Other than that good food, good service and a hoppin, fun place. Will be back!

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JessicaB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times but not for a while because, you know. I love el Camino and could eat 10 more of those carne asada tacos. I restrained myself however.

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vipHelenB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caesar was a great server! Hail Caesar, he really did a great job!

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Sophie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating setup. Must try the horchata!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server, Ryan, and other servers were great and friendly. The enchiladas were good. The pazole was too salty for my palate.

SG
SandyG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service; highly recommend it. Nice to have our dog with us out front.

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vipsg26
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great after all these years!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was out quickly on cold plates with Luke warm food. We both agreed we’d never be back.

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vipAliD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to relax, catch up, have a lovely margarita, and delicious food. I think El Camino has done a wonderful job during COVID, I felt very safe and that things were clean and sanitary!

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 4.8 stars by 264 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.