Camacho Garage

4.6
150 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Camacho Garage brings acclaimed Executive Chef/co-owner Arturo Franco-Camacho's exciting and unique tastes of Mexican street food to the lively Westville neighborhood. Enjoy yourself in a sophisticated, fun environment with a vintage garage feel. Fully opening oversized garage doors yield an abundance of light, as well as provide a seamless experience from the indoor dining space to the outdoor patio dining featuring a fireplace and outdoor shipping container bar. The all-day food menu features an assortment of small plates of both traditional and Mexican inspired recipes made with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Think, Mexican street food with a strong focus on tacos and ceviche, as well as tostadas, salads, raw bar, and made-to-order guacamole. The bar menu highlights an extensive and unique local beer selection, specialty cocktails, tequila, mezcal, and other Mexican inspired beverages.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 150 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Thelma
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Definitely reccomend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend

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MikeB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place. Very friendly. Need a reservation on a Friday. Food great staff over stretched. Order for 4 came out in twos with 7 minutes between. Still a great experience. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Food was good. Nothing to go crazy about. Atmosphere was great, definitely will be a fun place to go to in warmer weather due to the large outdoor dining area and open air concept with the garage doors. Service was horrendous. Waited 45 minutes for waiter to come over to our table so we could place drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Covid friendly dining with high quality food and drinks

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Bella
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance & great service.

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IvetteJ
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were really great tasting and felt very authentic. The drinks were great. Desert was amazing!

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LW52
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived early and the hostess was able to seat us with out delay. The service was fine. The food was great. It was cold with the garage door open, but we managed. We would definitely go back.

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madelines
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent food and atmoshere. The service was very good.
It would be nice to have some entree added for just one person .

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Location and ambiance are fantastic! Food is good but very overpriced for the portion. Drinks are delish but also a bit pricey. Outside seating was comfortable and warm.

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JaniceP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu items were very authentic (we have been to Arturo's other restaurants). Service a dad bit slow and some items a bit pricey, but the renovation of the building to include outside heaters and a beautiful outdoor fireplace was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Friends promotion!

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Flora
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I’ve ever had so close to home . Thank you

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NickH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth time going here! Food and service gets better every time! This is a must stop for anyone in the new Haven area.

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charmagnev
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the fish tacos. My husband enjoys the beans and rice. The hospitality was awesome. The music there is comfortable. But make sure you make a reservation.

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so flavorful and fresh! The churros are to die for! Loved the ambiance and available seating — both indoor and out. It feels so good to be able to dine out with a location that puts so much effort into absolutely every aspect of the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and atmosphere are amazing! Perfect for date night or girls night out.

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DarrellB
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was asked to leave the table for a reservation when clearly other tables were open it messed up the great conversation and vibe of dinner. We were asked to leave our table and sit outside or leave. I thought that was very odd and unprofessional. The operators chief later came to apologize and offered us time to stay but by that point my guest were ready to leave. It had a great look but definitely needs to work out some kinks before I go back😓

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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Pauline
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner. Patio was toasty even though it was gray and rainy. Third time eating there and again food was spot on. Every single thing was delicious. Service was excellent too...warm and attentive. Great job CG!

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vipRick
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have been to Camachos other restaurants often, Shell & Bones and Geronimo many times. S&B excellent, Geronimo very good. I’m going to chalk this up to them still trying to work the kinks out, but the service was so bad, we didn’t stay for dinner. We were seated on time with a reservation. We then waited for almost 30 minutes before a waiter came to the table. That was after I asked a bus person to track down a waiter. We then ordered drinks, guac and dinner. After 45 mins, guac showed up. After 50 minutes, margaritas made an appearance. For the next 25 minutes, no one came to the table...not to clear, not to offer another drink, not to deliver mains...notta. So after being there for 1:20 and having one drink and some guac, we asked for the check and left.

In fairness, the manager came over, apologized and offered a gift card. Don’t want it. Camacho Garage will do well and we will give it another try. The Chef/Owner is excellent and has a great following in New Haven and has contributed greatly to the local food scene. But please...get the service right. Train people. If you are busy, good, but don’t ignore us. This is a service business and people, especially in this environment, are pining to go out and enjoy a great meal. Bad service is not acceptable. Get it right.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Making reservations online does not give you the option if you have children with you. It was difficult dealing with your toddler in a high table. But overall was good ambience & great food.

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RALPHC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not expect Taco bell. If you go here you will get authentic Mexican food and great Margaritas. In a garage type setting with a beautiful bar and nice outdoor seating.We will be going here often. Our waiter Issac was very attentive to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe and service. The reservation app was a little cumbersome to navigate at first, we almost gave up. I’m glad we didn’t. We will be back soon

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AlyssaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Food, atmosphere, drinks, bar & staff. All excellent

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LorriC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, new restaurant! Great food and ambience. Our new “go-to”.

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RitaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The first time we went everything from food to service was perfection. The second time not so much noisy, poor service, every course we had to ask for utensils, food almost almost as good; chicken on dry side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service really needs to be better than it is, even during COVID. Very impersonal. Staff delivery items to the table with rarely a description and then running away quickly. All the food came out at once. We had ordered drinks and I was already done with my meal by the time they arrived. Not good. On the plus side the ambiance and food are very good. But the service needs to improve before I would return.

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jipgsd
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outside dining! Fun menu with really good food- tacos al pastor were wonderful, as were the rice and beans. will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really fresh; the ambience was warm and inviting and the service was awesome. Camacho Garage is a refreshing addition to the NHV restaurant scene.

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KrystleD
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great drinks, a bit pricy but worth it!

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EmilyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great food. Very poor service. Very slow and inattentive.

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Kevin
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very disappointing, overpriced and carnitas tacos in edible due to extremely overcooked and chewy pork . Guacamole was 14$ and was the portion size of 1 avocado.
Queso was good but also 14 $ for small portion. Overpriced and not worthy of our return

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OscarA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great atmosphere, great social distancing... most importantly the food was authentic (it felt straight from a taco truck - in a good way). Great job to Perri for her service and recommendations.

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MicheleW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the pork chicken and beef tacos. The street corn was exceptional! And margaritas fantastic! Overall a great dining experience

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LynnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The food and service were great!

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peterb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food and very cool, almost clubby vibe at night. Great place to take out of town guests for Saturday lunch. Get the "Flameado"! It's everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and nice

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SusanW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating, good distancing, plenty of heat, great atmosphere

FAQs

Camacho Garage offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 691-1969.

Camacho Garage is rated 4.6 stars by 150 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 bookings at the moment.