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About El Camion
El Camion Cantina, newly opened in the East Village is taking a fresh and fun look at all things Mexican. Offering over 25 different brands of high end tequila and traditional house margaritas made with Patron and fresh lime juice. Or try the frozen margaritas with a dizzying choice of fresh purees including guava, tamarind, and coconut. The traditional Mexican menu is bursting with flavor, featuring fresh, local produce and inspired specials that are new every week and brought to life by Chef Jorge Torres.
New York, NY 10009
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Monday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Camion Ratings and Reviews
Reserved at table for a party of 6 on a Saturday, unfortunately two people in our party were running very late. The bar was packed so there was no place to wait comfortably, which was exacerbated by pouring rain outside.
The waitstaff was incredibly nice and worked to seat the four of us, even though the rest of the party had not arrived. In my experience, many other restaurants would have simply given our table away and we would have waited in the rain, looking like wet puppies. The waitstaff really saved the night and we all happily drank margaritas. The food was excellent, I'd stick w/the traditional margs, instead of the flavored though.
I have been coming to El Camion almost since its opening. The restaurant has never disappointed me. My husband and I now use it exclusively when we have friends in from out of town. The fist dishes are always fresh and excellently prepared, their mole sauce is the best I have ever had and if you are looking for lighter fare the black bean salad is a good choice.
The food was pretty good. The staff however wasn't very attentive. It took a while to get just drinks alone. The waitress that took our orders refused to ask the cook to slightly customize our order and then never came back to our table after placing the order. Only came to get the check. Wasn't very happy with my experience.
arrived for an 8:00pm reservation - large crowd at the check-in desk. Table was not ready; we waited 20 minutes to be seated (meanwhile, groups who showed up with no reservation were seated ahead of us). When we asked for an update, the staff was completely unhelpful - they just couldn't muster a care. We were on the verge of walking out when our table finally opened. The waiter told us the house would comp us a round of drinks, but they ended up charging us for them anyway. We were too disgusted to care anymore.
El Camion is our go-to for Mexican food in NYC, and we're from Texas. The meats all taste amazing, tortillas and guacamole are fresh and tasty, really I can't say enough good things. Margaritas taste great, but all in all it's pricey for Mexican food. If you don't mind paying a bit more than average, you can't go wrong with El Camion, for brunch or for dinner.
This was my third going to El Camion and I think my last.
The noise level is very unpleasant, the food wasn't great and our waiter was terrible.
I could deal with the noise level once in a while and even excuse a bad waiter, but when the food sucks, there's no reason to go back.
I've been here several times at quieter times and although the earthy aesthetic is a bit tired at this point, the food is excellent and very reasonable. Not a typical Tex-Mex menu at all, and surprisingly well done and presented. However this particular visit was a Friday evening and it was LOUD, LOUD, LOUD, LOUD, LOUD. OPPRESSIVELY LOUD. U NCOMMFORTABLY LOUD. ANNOYINGLY LOUD. Could not hear the person next to you, let alone across the table. WHAT'S THE POINT OF GOING OUT WITH FRIENDS IF YOU HAVE TO TEXT THEM TO HAVE A CONVERSATION? No, we didn't actually text each other but even shouting was a "What? Huh?" all night. Usually this is a function of overly loud music but, frankly, I didn't notice that. It was the din of the diners. I honestly don't know how the staff here or anyone else can deal with it.
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