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El Camion

4.7
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(212) 533-5436
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
12th Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 140 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I miscounted and we were 6, not 5, the wait staff handled the switch smoothly. The food was great, really fresh and well-spiced. Tequila selection was top shelf!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place and great food!

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

When we arrived our table wasn't ready even though we had a reservation so we headed to the bar. We started off with the large margaritas which was likely the best value of the night at $20, but questionable how much tequila was actually in them. We then both munched on chips and salsa (which took over 15 minutes to arrive) and ordered enchiladas as a main. We were STARVING at the end of it. They came as two tiny corn tortillas and $16 a piece. I'm fine if you want to bring smaller entrees, but these weren't in the small plate section so I just wasn't expecting it. My boyfriend and I left date night and headed over to La Palapa for a real dinner. Suggest you do the same.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It was good food but the drinks were extremely expensive and too sweet. If you want great margaritas then it is definitely not the place but the food was good and well priced.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is always great but the service always disappoints. From not properly greeting the table, never checking in after meal arrives and prematurely dropping the check without being asked for it, all service points are never met.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious Duck, Steak Fajitas, Mojitos-- food and drink were exceptional in a comfortable setting. Enjoyed. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great Service and Food. Its a regular for us. Great food and Margaritas.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Pretty plain looking and small, I wasn't expecting much when we walked in. Tables are small and spaced tightly.

Chips and guacamole and especially their salsa were excellent, as well as our appetizers and entries. Wasn't expecting the food to be that good.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Extremely nice host! Excellent tacos.. server happily gave me his reccomendation. Grande margaritas were definitely grande!

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was great but the portions were kind of small

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

IT WAS LIT GIMME MORE POINTS

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1.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Terrible food, not authentic at all. No music playing, people are screaming and tables are too close to one another.
Cocktails were delicious though.

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was pretty good! Can't say it was the best Mexican I have ever had by any means, but the margaritas were good. A little crowded inside, but overall made for a fun dinner with friends.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Went one lunchtime so it was relatively quiet. The waitress, who also ran the bar, was really friendly and efficient and gave good advice - stopping us from over ordering food! Enjoyed everything.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2017

The best burrito I've ever had. The margaritas were top notch too.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Happy hour ends at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Everyone is always nice and the food is fantastic!

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Great ambiance. Good food and service. A little loud but fun!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

We really enjoyed a casual dinner here. Great food at a reasonable price. The manager was so nice and he really gave his all to make sure we, and others, were taken care of with food and drinks. We'll definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2017

very Nice Staff ! very Good Dishes ! very accommodating when making "our" drinks = xx

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2017

nic local Mexican recommended, busy local crowd. food tasted genuine and fresh

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Worth it !!!! Food was great, my son enjoyed it and his god mother. DRINKS WERE GREAT!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Recommended from a friend and they didn't disappoint! Service was great, food tasty and overall a good experience. Must try their margaritas, either for happy hour or brunch! Will certainly return.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Horrible costumer service. Made a reservation for 7:15 and was not seated until 8:30. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2017

The food was good. The frozen margariatas were amazing but a bit pricey for the size you get. You can get a frozen margarita at blockheads for $5 that is bigger. But overall we enjoyed everything.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Service was great. The drinks were super strong. Brunch selections are plentiful. I will return. The bartender who assisted us Danny was great.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Great food and staff.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Went for a friends birthday, the food was good but the service was sparse and they failed to serve the birthday girl a dessert, which I had requested in advance. That being said, the place was packed and the food was decent!

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2016

This place was just okay. The Margarita was watery and awful. The fish tacos were bland and on cold tortillas. The salmon was delicious though.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Great neighborhood place. Love the drinks food and staff. But the noise not so much. You can hardly hear each other at a table. Would be so worth adding something to ceiling to help with the sound...

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Always great food here. Love the place. Four different orders and everyone loved everything.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2016

Fantastic meal - everything was really enjoyable

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2016

The food and the place were great but although we reserved a table we needed to wait half an hour.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on September 9, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Great food, good prices but not big portions. The atmosphere was fun, although very loud!
Great margaritas!

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