El Camino

4.6
188 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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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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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
18 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.

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TimK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did a great job with our large party- food was timed really well, was very tasty and the service was great! They went above and beyond to make our work party a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always! This was our third time and it might of been the best yet. Even my very picky six year old ate everything on their plate and some of daddy's! Also if you're a fan of a good Mole don't hesitate to try it because it will not disappoint!

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Summer79
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Our food arrived very fast and it was cold. They couldn't bother to serve the food on warm plates. I have been coming to this El Camino and it's gone down hill in the quality of the food and the service. It used to be such a great restaurant.

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tiggywinkle
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious mole sauce, speedy service, very pleasant back room with paper lanterns and fireplace.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and it was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LK3333
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipnicoleopa
San Francisco
10 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!

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vipForrestK
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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DinearoundSEA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Seattle staple. Their outdoor dining is exquisite.

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AaronA
Seattle
3 reviews
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!

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vipCharlie
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMegJo
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.

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EveR
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.

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PeterY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Staff is super friendly!

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vipGreat
Milwaukee
25 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

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JP5000
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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judy
Seattle
3 reviews
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

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vipQADiner
Seattle
9 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.

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HeidiM
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.

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FredT
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.

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Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day celebration

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EllynS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 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

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KarrieB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Buzz
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant!

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vipVirgo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great.

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Nanners
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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DeeR
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.

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You can order delivery directly from El Camino using the Order Online button. El Camino also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

El Camino is rated 4.6 stars by 188 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.