El Camino Tavern

4.8
131 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
While we don't have a lot of availability for reservations, we always take walk-ins and we'll always make sure your margarita stays full and you have a good time while you're waiting for your table!

El Camino Community Tavern is a neighborhood Mexican bar and grill with its heart firmly in the community. El Camino Tavern donates a portion of its proceeds every year to its local school system and is a certified green restaurant, using mostly local ingredients and creating all its food from scratch every single day.

From the banh mi burrito, to the mac 'n queso, the menu is full of creative Mexican dishes that diners aren't likely to find many other places. But there are still all the old stand-bys as well; fajitas, enchiladas, and the best nachos in Denver! El Camino also has a full bar with many creative tequila and mezcal cocktails in addition to the traditional sangria and margaritas. Come discover your new favorite place!

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
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
What 131 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch on the short list of places I want to go back to!

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JETHOWK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter was not friendly but felt like he was rushing us out. Found was not the best

PA
PAULH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service! Would definitely head back!

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Jess
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always! My one callout is that we went for happy hour thinking we had until 6 - google search says 4-6, but their website says happy hour ends at 5. Little confusing, but now we know!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

AM
AmandaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Camino is always so warm and inviting and the food/drink are consistently great. I’m so glad they’ve weathered the storm this past year-plus. The definition of community lies in El Camino.

MV
vipMarianV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on a mission to find the best street tacos in Denver and so far El Camino is leading by leaps and bounds! Great service and lively atmosphere made our experience even better.

VG
ValerieG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing price for mimosas, and the food was delicious. Great people watching during farmers market.

HM
HighlandsMP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We visit El Camino frequently as members of the neighborhood. We typically enjoy friendly service, good queso and great margs. Unfortunately our service was less than friendly, at best, yesterday. The server appeared unhappy and aside from not being warm or welcoming seemed inconvenienced by serving our table of four and baby. We did notice that the moment we paid our bill she left, so perhaps she desired to leave without mentioning her shift was wrapping up. Either way, our party felt uncomfortable and overall disappointed at the lack of the friendly service we have become accustomed to there. We will be back, of course, and looking forward to a more welcoming experience once again!

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MarcosG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Every single staff member was awesome! Food's ok, besides dessert, that was amazing! Drinks weren't too bad either. Overall staff/drinks are big enough reason to come back.

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AlliM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cool (new?) back patio with several tables. We came for happy hour but stayed for more food! Would definitely return!

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Jordy
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local favorite spot with great food/drink and atmosphere! Grab a coin marg :)

MK
MaryKate
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly and upbeat service, food is great and the infused tequila is awesome. One of my fav places

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vipDiane
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing. Friendly, efficient, understanding, informative. The food was delicious. It was also awesome to be able to take my mask off.

ML
MatthewL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best neighborhood spot there is.

AL
AshLL
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff shines! Friendly, welcoming and attentive without hovering. Food is fantastic! Great flavor in each dish. Queso is a must have. Margs are perfect especially for a summer afternoon.

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MaryS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. The craftsmanship is EXCELLENT.

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LauraF
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this restaurant, and particularly enjoy Taco Tuesday. The food and drinks are great and there's a nice back patio as well.

JC
JosephC
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute patio out back, great brunch drink specials!!

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Chelsea
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated right for our reservation time and got to enjoy the new upstairs dining area. Tacos and margarita were delicious! Highly recommend 👍

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Mary
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos, great burritos, and great burrito bowl! The spicy green chili was amazing as well. One of our favorite spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brisket tacos were awesome

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vipKATIEG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We have been here a few times before and loved it, but were sadly disappointed this time. The food took a really long time to arrive at the table and the fajitas were no longer sizzling. Seems like they are understaffed now that they are at higher capacity. An automatic 5% was added to the bill for "kitchen love", which is frustrating when your food takes an hour to come out.

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Em9423
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love El Camino! The food is excellent, service is very friendly, attentive, and efficient. Their space is fun and welcoming. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Not real dollar tacos and they charge you three dollars for sour cream.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The place recommend reservations and when we got there... They sat us at the bar.... When making the reservation they asked if they could make it memorable. They did nothing. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking mediocre food and pushy servers....

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The vibe was amazing! Definitely will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tacos were amazing, my gin cocktail was delicious, good tunes, and our server was the absolute best!. I loved the whole experience. Definitely will be back

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MaryS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the El Camino. We really enjoyed ourselves and plan on coming back & bringing friends with us. It happened to be Taco Tuesday & the variety was excellent. The service was very pleasant & we LOVE the rocks that make up the base of the bar. Very organic feel to the interior design. Nicely done

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KathyF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even though it was snowing outside, my friend and I enjoyed a nice heated table in the enclosed outdoor back patio. I enjoyed all the fare but was especially impressed by the delightful acorn squash with goat cheese side. Can't wait to return to this fun and modern eatery and tavern!

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ColleenC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place!! We had a hard week and just needed to get out and have some fun, it was such a perfect evening! The food is outstanding, the drinks delicious ... but most importantly the entire staff is awesome, attentive, friendly, and made us feel welcome and like we were family!!

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Nick is that guy! He’s great vibes and a amazing server! Give the man a vacation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love these guys!

JN
JoshN
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Camino is one of the best restaurants in Denver. If you're looking for great food, great drinks, and a perfect fun atmosphere look no further!

JK
JKAbeyta
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to El Camino for many years and have come to know the expectations for the food, the service and ambience, which was always enjoyable! We were worried things would be different after COVID and so didn’t know what to expect on our first visit in approximately 2 years. We are happy to say that it felt like visiting an old friend, El Camino didn’t skip a beat! In fact, they revamped a few things, mostly environment and food, but it was even better than we remembered! The pastor, asada, and brisket chimichurri tacos were so tasty and their grilled acorn squash with goat cheese is a new favorite! It all tasted so great and paired well with their yummy margs & tequilas!
I missed you El Camino and I love that you came back better than ever! ♥️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place! Highly recommend for brunch and dinner.

LM
LisaMc
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Camino is just the best! The crew is always so friendly. Amazing customer service - always willing to help make the experience the best. Quality ingredients - the food is outstanding! It shows they love their community - each other. Great team!

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danettel
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy tacos, great drink specials. Happy hour was amazing!

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Emma
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks, food, and overall vibe of El Camino! Would come back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Camino Tavern using the Order Online button. El Camino Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 889-7946.

El Camino Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 131 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.