El Camino

4.7
350 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

  • 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!
  • Back Deck (21+ only)

    Multiple dates available

    Our popular back deck is fully enclosed and covered. Large garage doors can be opened if it's warm enough. By selecting this option you acknowledge that everyone in your party is at least 21 years or older.
  • Patron Dinner

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 9, 2021 only

    Join us on our back patio at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 9th,to celebrate the ancient spirit of Mexico - Tequila! 5 delicious courses paired with 5 different patron tequila selection and an educational tour of the regions, history and makers of this beloved distillate guided by our friends From Patron Tequila.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 350 people are saying
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Penguinschu
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our first date here over 13 years ago. We had both been customers prior to that. It’s one thing f Seattle’s gems. Food, drinks, service and ambiance are all excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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Not close to Mexican food, example queso fundido more like bad Chile con queso …

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ellie
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El Camino is a great venue for safe, outdoor dining. Everything was perfect, except for the fact that the heater kept dying and we got cold. During my prior visit to El Camino, there was a nice, big heater which never stopped working and I was hoping for the same things this time, but smaller heaters were being used, under the table. These do not work as well as the larger ones used previously.

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GrammyK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was a wee bit disappointed that refried beans and rice were cold upon serving. Next time I will ask server to please warm them up.

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vipGearS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon entering, we were asked to show our vaccination cards. We had a table by the window inside and we’re promptly met by our server (and her mentor as she was training). Our margaritas were fresh. We had chicken quesadillas (filled with a lot of meat), spicy shrimp that brought the heat and flavor, posole that was perfect for a cool and rainy evening and carnitas tacos (marinated and cooked to perfection!). The pumpkin flan tasted like pumpkin pie minus the crust and topped with yummy pepitas. The staff was very friendly, attentive and made some great suggestions. We can’t wait to come back to try the other menu items.

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TylerL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great environment for a fun dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very courteous server, great food. Lovely experience overall

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food & service. Cozy, vibrant ambiance. Been loving El Camino since the early 2000’s!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Consistently good Mexican food

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BarbaraV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, super fun theme. Loved the enclosed patio area.

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SodyA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super sweet. I visited two weekends in a row because the chilaquiles were so yummy! I brought my family this last week. Great Bloody Mary as well. Everyone was happy. Thank you!

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vipDarciE
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening. Your decorations are perfect! Staff really was working hard! Totally accommodating to our table of 10. Great margaritas and good. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The server we had was excellent, no complaints there. The food was okay - way over priced for the quality. I wasn’t expecting authentic Mexican food but it kinda sucked. Wouldn’t recommend.

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oopsIdiditagain
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was uninspiring and below the quality I usually find in Seattle. Fish tacos had a disagreeable 'fishy' smell and the rice&beans were luke warm and seemed more like mall-mexican. Overall it was not a good meal and I have no interest to return.

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viplovetodine
Shropshire
127 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food and great service

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HouseOFitz
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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SeattleDiner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the outdoor seating that’s dog friendly. Got the chilaquilles at brunch. Liked the spice.

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating under the tent out front was very cozy, private, and warm. Delicious mole enchiladas. Tres leches cake was amazing. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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AndreaD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Great to get a reservation.

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Jacob
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The ambience was truly fantastic and the service was prompt. Very smooth reservation process and friendly staff. Will ABSOLUTELY be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing back deck! Festive decor, great food with some unique specials celebrating their 25th anniversary. Our server was fantastic and made the night very special. Highly recommend!

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samns
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and service was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

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Mehman
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice rear patio

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MaddieF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy brunch, fun spot with great food!

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vipJenniferJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and service was great! Just glad that a iconic place like El Camino has been able to adapt as well as possible during the pandemic.

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NadineO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Server lost my credit card.
I’m still waiting for someone to call me.
Geez.

I used to bring friends to eat here. And always had great food.
But I guess prices had to go up. $18.50 for the chili relent seemed high.

Please call me about my Visa credit card.
Nadine Oliver
206 399-9776

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kaiti was absolutely fabulous! Very attentive and great communication.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We sat outside on the patio. It was dark, no lighting at the table we couldn’t see what we were eating. The server was rude and slow. Drinks took 45 minutes to get out. Food came out lukewarm. Not 1 person out of 8 was happy with their drink or food.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server Amy made my birthday amazing!

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vipKathyW
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Very cute restaurant slow service however friendly.
I let our waiter know about a bell pepper allergy, he assured what I was ordering did not have that. When it arrived it was covered in a red sauce, He could not confirm it did not help peppers. He had it remade. By the time I got my food the rest the table had finished. Without the sauce was actually of quite a terrible meal for $20. Would not go back.

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groupdinner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with a group of 7 for dinner, had reservations and were seated right away. The service was excellent no wait time at all. Great food, great service, great atmosphere !

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Jenny
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Shoutout to the staff who took great care of us. Our waitress was also bartending and multi-tasked beautifully. Thanks for the hard workX great service and food!

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vipPaul
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

2 tacos for $16 is poor value. But tacos are good.

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vipMelindaP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & wonderful patio. The queso was bomb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so so much! We brought friends from San Diego and they said we need to take them there once they visit again! Thanks for an amazing night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food wasn’t good. I’d probably say that instead of eating poorly reheated average Mexican food - I would have rather found a taco bell and eaten that. Much better experience

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vipOtto1
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant still after all these years!

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vipRohit
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and warm service.

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 350 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.