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El Camion, New York, NY
El Camion, New York, NY
El Camion, New York, NY
El Camion, New York, NY
El Camion, New York, NY

El Camion

4.4
4.4
203 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-5436
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    12th Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

203 Reviews
  1. Danielle

    Atlantic City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Creative taco options, reasonable pricing. 10/10!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing!! Danny is the best!!

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  3. DinaLove

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  4. Cami

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best margarita I’ve ever had!

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  5. RandP

    New York City

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful neighb experience; friendly, knowledgeable servers, great bar

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat us down 30 minutes late for our reservation and the food was overpriced and not good.

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  7. KatZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was phenomenal! Got the fajitas and hibiscus margarita - highly recommend!

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  8. MrBobDobalina

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  9. Omar

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  11. ElanaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  12. Justin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  13. DinaLove

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  14. GregP

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Atmosphere gets a bit boisterous especially as you have more margaritas! 😉

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  15. Vladi99

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always. Service less good than usual. Always way too loud. But still a huge neighborhood favorite.

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  16. GregS

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar tender was very engaging. Had a great meal.

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  17. MargueriteL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love LOVED everything about it! We had a blast!

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  18. Alex

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great authentic Mexican food! Wish the guacamole portion was a little bigger but otherwise great!

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  19. DinaLove

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  20. NicoleP

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place ! Good service good food and amazing drinks

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  21. MeganS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  22. JoeW

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience in this neighborhood mainstay.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came for the margarita but the cod tacos were excellent

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the tacos were bomb

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  25. SharonR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe, excellent margaritas and very tasty food.

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  26. LaurenB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  27. Camille

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, wonderful management and staff

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  29. AmalfriA

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place , tasty food , delicious drinks ..

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  30. andrewd

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  31. Sabr

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  32. PerryR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  33. SylvieLloyd

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff were great and drinks were delicious. The atmosphere is a little dingey, but the food is good!

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  34. CaitlynL

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place !

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  35. RandP

    New York City

    161 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  36. Mary

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous!

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  37. Ariane

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    nice atmosphere but cocktails and food not that good.

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  38. Mary

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Highly recommend!

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  39. CaraB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Fajitas and lots of light in the dining room (during the day)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. This is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

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FAQs

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

El Camion is rated 4.4 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for El Camion

194 Ave A, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th Street
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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