El Camion

4.7
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216 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDanielle
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Creative taco options, reasonable pricing. 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!! Danny is the best!!

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vipDinaLove
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit, never a miss at El Camion. A bit on the pricey side, but plenty of food to share if you’re on a budget. The chips and guacamole are above par here, so be sure to save room for your entrée!

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Cami
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best margarita I’ve ever had!

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vipRandP
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful neighb experience; friendly, knowledgeable servers, great bar

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Sat us down 30 minutes late for our reservation and the food was overpriced and not good.

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KatZ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal! Got the fajitas and hibiscus margarita - highly recommend!

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vipMrBobDobalina
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just as I remember it...we used to live in Alphabet City several years ago and have missed our go to spot in the neighborhood. After going back there recently it's as good as we remember which makes us sad for not having it around the corner still. Great margaritas and the tacos and steak dishes are the best. Great spot.

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vipOmar
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Normally a great experience but still don’t understand the 7 dollar guacamole which is the size of a baby ramekin. You need to order one per person if you want more than a teaspoon each.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Mexican food. Great spices and flavours in all dishes tried. Excellent service and attentive staff. Place is small but has a great vibe. Would visit again.

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ElanaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is so delicious and the value is unbeatable. Their grande margaritas are like goblets of marg and they're $18!!

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Justin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great place. Can't beat the chicken tacos. Would highly recommend! Also the margaritas are on point!

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vipDinaLove
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit, never a miss at El Camion. A bit on the pricey side, but plenty of food to share if you’re on a budget. The chips and guacamole are above par here, so be sure to save room for your entrée!

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vipGregP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Atmosphere gets a bit boisterous especially as you have more margaritas! 😉

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Vladi99
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Service less good than usual. Always way too loud. But still a huge neighborhood favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar tender was very engaging. Had a great meal.

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MargueriteL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love LOVED everything about it! We had a blast!

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Alex
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great authentic Mexican food! Wish the guacamole portion was a little bigger but otherwise great!

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vipDinaLove
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit, never a miss at El Camion. A bit on the pricey side, but plenty of food to share if you’re on a budget. The chips and guacamole are above par here, so be sure to save room for your entrée!

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vipNicoleP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place ! Good service good food and amazing drinks

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MeganS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and drinks were great, and the service was fine. The only real drawback here is sheer level of noise in this restaurant makes it very hard to have conversations that aren’t shouted.

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vipJoeW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience in this neighborhood mainstay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for the margarita but the cod tacos were excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the tacos were bomb

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SharonR
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great vibe, excellent margaritas and very tasty food.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a fabulous time at El Camion. We were a group of 4 and were seated right away at our reservation time. It was our first time here. We all ordered different tacos and they were delicious! We also got blood orange margaritas that were so tasty and very strong. One person got a pina colada type drink that was also excellent. Food took a little while to come out, but server was nice. Restaurant overall is very noisy! We had a hard time hearing each other, but that's to be expected. Great restaurant to go to for a fun night out with friends. We'll be back!

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vipCamille
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great and they were understanding of our friends being a little late. Super accomodating and a great time. It got a little loud at times, making dinner conversation a little difficult but overall a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful management and staff

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vipAmalfriA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place , tasty food , delicious drinks ..

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vipandrewd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. An old-school approach to Mexican done with great ingredients, delicious drinks, and attention to detail. The service was excellent, friendly, unobtrusive but attentive. It's definitely a place I plan to revisit, hopefully with a frequency. The frozen margaritas, the regular margaritas, and the micheladas were all excellent. It was a really pleasant evening.

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Sabr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, good drinks, good decor! Really liked the restaurant. Unfortunately it seems like the restaurant has poor acoustics - it felt much louder than normal and was very hard to hear conversations at our table.
Keen to try it again to confirm if this experience was an exception or the norm.

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PerryR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was a great find for us, we love Latin food, and this place knows what they're doing in terms of spice and authenticity. Our hostess/waitress was super pleasant, and the atmosphere is great - right on the corner with great views, nice seating, wooden tables, great lighting. The drinks were perfect, and I must say the Red Sangria was unique and authentic - but you need to put the typical 'ice-filled beer pint loaded with fruit' out of your mind... this Sangria is a great blend of red, brandy, and maybe a bit of juice, just enough fruit, and very little ice... exactly the way it should be. Food was excellent, big variety, and came out super fast. We will definitely go back often. Cheers.

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vipSylvieLloyd
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wait staff were great and drinks were delicious. The atmosphere is a little dingey, but the food is good!

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vipCaitlynL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place !

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vipRandP
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great find for Mexican flavors- meal and beverage- in East Village. Easy to reach Ave A & 12th Street. We like to go at quieter times for romantic date night or casual work meetings. Others flock for Happy Hoirs & after work bites.

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vipMary
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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Ariane
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

nice atmosphere but cocktails and food not that good.

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vipMary
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Highly recommend!

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CaraB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Fajitas and lots of light in the dining room (during the day)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. This is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

FAQs

El Camion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-5436.

El Camion is rated 4.7 stars by 216 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.