El Camion Soho

4.3
391 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican
Tucked away in Brewer Street is El Camion, the Soho branch of Ned Conran’s – son of Terence – hip Mexican restaurant that is famous for its huge burritos and devilish cocktail list. This very central location combined with an interior that is all at once both dark and sleek, and kitsch and colourful, El Camion is the perfect venue for dates, pre-theatre bites, late night feasts and birthday parties. Decorated with brightly coloured tablecloths, flowers and a wall display of kooky hot sauces, El Camion is filled with quirky charm but the menu is classically Mexican with all of your favourites from tacos and quesadillas to salads and ice-cold Mexican beers thrown in for good measure.

We operate a hour and a half turn time on all restaurant tables and please keep in mind that we also serve a slightly reduced menu after 10.30 Monday through Saturday
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KAM26
London
48 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our lunch at El Camion was lovely- great food, great service, very covid-safe, it was a bit quiet but that's to be expected under the current restrictions...

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MirandaP
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid mexican restaurant. It's better than the big chains (e.g. Tortilla, Chilango, etc.), but not the best I've tried in London, so it's a good middle ground. The nachos were particularly good, however my partner had the chorizo quesadillas and she didn't like the chorizo used, but apart from that, no problem. Slightly overpriced, but it is london after all.

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GiuliaR
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great place for a few drinks and some snacks. The atmosphere is cozy yet vibrant.

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MissG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came here with a friend on Saturday night, service was lovely and they gave us free shots on the house as it was my girl’s birthday, drinks were banging! Food was nice!
Definitely would go back again :)

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lisac
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average. Good for a casual bite to eat but nothing to write home about. No complaints but wouldn't return as I think there are better mexican restaurants for similar price.

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Vont
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food and the drinks were good. The staff was also really nice. The only problem is that more covid restrictions should have been respected

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, decent food. More a drinks and food place rather than sit down dinner, but enjoyed ourselves. Kiki looked after us well

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RachaelL
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and cocktails tasted delicious! Would definitely recommend this place!

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WillowR
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

We had so much fun here. The service was a little slow as it was all table service and a busy night. However all the staff were so friendly and nice. We did ask for tortilla chips 3 times and finally after an hour they arrived with only one of the three sauces that we had asked for. We were also overcharged on a bill for several items that weren’t ordered. However the place was full of charm and the drinks were delicious. We will definitely be back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Limited menu missing essential Mexican classics. Quality was OK . Service a bit slow. Nothing special nor authentically Mexican

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vipatlantan
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious well-priced food and really excellent cocktails (which are pricy but worth it). Quieter now with social distancing, and, for homesick Americans, feels like an oasis.

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Spollard17
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Mexican food and drinks. Not been somewhere as good as this outside of Mexico! 100% coming back!

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LauF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and put up with us as a fairly rowdy group of 6. Couldnt fault them one bit and the food was lovely. We didnt want to leave!

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AmeliaM
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is really well priced for London. Food was really good. Really good for sharing. Drinks were great!

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CristinaC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good size for sharing with friends, nachos were tasty-go for the chicken quesadillas! Super flavoursome.

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AbiC
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to pink chihuahua- amazing decor, vibe and drinks- would absolutely come back

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JuneV
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! the staff is lovely and the food was out of this world. I´ll be dreaming with those carnitas for months.

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TonyO
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was very poor. It was served cold, badly presented, tasted quite bland and the portions were stingy : more like bar-food than for lunch. On top of it all there was a mandatory 12.5% service charge. Pretty disappointed to say the least and will never visit or recommend.

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PerdieVW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food, good value with eat out to help out. Staff friendly.

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davide
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time.
The staff is amazing and cocktails are just great.
Definitely recommend it!!!

DS
vipDanaS
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent and the staff was nice but we waited for an hour for a basic order. Good to see they are busy again but understaffed for the amount of people there.

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HayleyS
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, my go-to for meeting friends in SoHo.

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OzgeB
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for some after dinner drinks but the music was way too loud that our ears hurt and we couldn't hear each other speak. Cocktails were OK but I prefer sweet cocktails and they were quite dry.

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Joee
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Amazing food and great service!

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was absolutely delicious and the staff were really friendly and attentive :)

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certainstuff
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Super tasty food, excellent drinks & great music as always. Service was a BIT slow, think the wheels are still a bit squeaky as they get up and running.

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CJIA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Great food as always, very rude waitress, who was caught pulling a face at me and snapping simply because I mentioned that I wanted sparkling water NOT soda water, and then for pointing out that there was a FLY in a lime of a friends drink.

I will note, your staff should be wearing a face mask or a visor, and there is no social distancing between tables. I didn't feel completely safe in these times.

The food was delicious but the covid-secure ness needs to be fixed, and your waitress needs to be taught some customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy space and even greater food. Definitely a cute date spot, would highly recommend!

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adriannas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food and service,only prices a bit too expensive I would say.

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vipOdyssey
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lunch in Soho... situated in heart of Soho, ideal venue for Fri lunch. Food was excellent and service was swift and attentive. Lacking in a wee bit of ambience on the day due to lack of trade but not the restaurants fault. Overall an excellent Mexican restaurant, serving all the standards. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner at El Camion this past Saturday. Great food (tacos and burrito were unreal!) and great cocktails. Would highly recommend

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Himisha
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food and good atmosphere. Music was slightly loud at times.

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QuentinL
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great mexican food (bonus points for an amazing Margarita)

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FlorenceB
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very noisy! The place seems to be more bar than restaurant. The food selection was good and tasty. We were told that one dish per person was enough but a plate of tacos had 4 mini tacos which don’t feel like a full meal.

The servers were friendly but overwhelmed and our extra drink and dessert order didn’t get processed so we were waiting for a long time.

Won’t be rushing back

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FrancescaR
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but nothing extraordinary for the price. Music was far too loud but service and decor were great.

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el27
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Twice as expensive as other comparable Mexican restaurants in London and half as good

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vipDavidP
London
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. A good find and will return.

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SamH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food nice, service good, but bottled beer was warm which was disappointing due to the price of the beer.

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AndreaR
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really like El camion sincefirst time I visited it

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ChantelB
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quesadillas were really nice and the churros were so sweet and delicious. It’s a nice cute place I would definitely go there again. The waiter was really friendly aswell, good atmosphere.

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El Camion Soho is rated 4.3 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.