El Camino Mexican Soul Food - Mezcal & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale

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666 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
At El Camino, our guiding principle is to exceed our guest’s expectations in all areas – food, beverage, and ambiance – and create an experience that will arouse and excite our guest’s senses. As a team, we are inspired by the culture and the heritage of Mexico. To that end, we are passionate about bringing you an authentic experience not typically seen north of the border in chain restaurants.

We are committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients where possible, and we value local, artisan, indigenous and reclaimed offerings. We are even taking the not so typical step of making our own tortillas, sauces, and anything else possible from scratch. The list of craft cocktails is truly Mexican and includes house made sangritas, a curated selection of agave spirits, a diverse selection of craft and Mexican beers. In the end, it is all about sharing the food with the community of people who enjoy it. Viva México!
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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Make it to happy hour for the best prices. No pitcher options on margaritas so plan to spend at least at least 10 per drink after 7 p.m. Its a great location and very popular even on weeknights.

SK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations on Thanksgiving... we were sat immediately and the restaurant was full. We ordered guacamole and chips and our food arrived before we were done with the appetizer, even though we ordered 10 minutes after the guacamole arrived! Vet fast, hot food! Love it!!!

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered the guac appetizer and came out within minutes so makes me believe it’s not made fresh. Portion size was not equal to price. Taste score excellent. Drinks were served in staggered order which tells me that the bar might not have it all together. Music was the same beat all night..... boom boom boom boom ugh! Our server and greeter were the saviors of this over trendy spot.

NS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was decent. But drinks tasted watered down. Very noisy so made it hard to talk. Service was mediocre. Waiter acted annoyed that we asked him to take a photo.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Taco Tuesday is a great value!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the price. Fun atmosphere

A
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

El Camino would have been a fun experience, except we made a reservation for 8:30, arrived on time, and then were asked to wait "a couple minutes." After 45 minutes and multiple times of being told it would be a few more minutes, we were finally seated. They apologized, but there should never be an additional 45 minute wait when you already have a reservation. What was the point of making a reservation?

KP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night. Food is very good. Service on point. Love the decor. We have been there several times and have enjoyed each visit. Very noisy, if you are looking for a quiet evening this is not the place to go.

TB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had been looking forward to our evening at El Camino, and it did not disappoint! The pan-roasted snapper was beyond outstanding, and the beef fajita was amazingly tender and tasty. There was a lively atmosphere and a great vibe at the bar and though the guacamole was a little on the bland side and our server's memory a little short, those seemed minor in the grand scheme of things. We will return and can't wait to share it with our "snowbird" friends when they are in town!

P
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great survey. Good price. Good food.

g
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very large portions of food. Ambiance a bit loud as we we’re seated next to the bar & right near the entrance. It was a cool night & they had the fans above going strong & it was so cold that I started sneezing & asked if the fan could be lowered to a softer spin but after asking 3 people, nothing was done & my food got cold fast. There’s street parking and walking around after dinner is a lot of fun in Las Olas. Server was very attentive & tried to get someone to do something about the fan but he wasn’t successful either! Will come back on a warmer night.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El camino is my favorite place in the world. The service is great. Food is even better. Ambiance out of this world. I recommend the crispy fish tacos they are to die for. Favorite thing on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven was the absolute best server. Incredibly knowledgeable. You could’ve literally just asked him to recite the menu to you (including individual ingredients) and I think he would’ve been able to do it! He was so sweet, very attentive, and made sure we didn’t need for anything.

F
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

WW
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

smoked brisket burrito and quesadilla were both great. Chips and salsas really good too: the right balance of crunch, salt, and spice. Server was very nice. Restaurant is very loud though, so difficult to talk and hear

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was great and food was delicious. It was louder than I thought it would be. I had my toddler and found it wasn’t kid friendly at all - other than having a high-chair. No plastic cups (let alone plastic cups with a lid) and no kids menu. The experience would have been much better with just a slight addition of kid-friendly cups and menu options.

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Steven, was great. He recommended some drinks and menu items based on what we told him we liked. He was very attentive throughout the meal and very personable and professional. Everything we tried was delicious especially the Passion Fruit Margarita! The Quesadillas were crispy and hot. We ordered the Beef Brisket and the Chicken. Loved both.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever! Amazing service and really great ambiance!

J
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food, salsa, guacamole and drinks!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal tonight at El Camino was fantastic. From the margarita to the fajitas everything tasted great. Service was fantastic. The manager Chris is wonderful. Can’t wait to return.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was very slow disappointed

CP
Key West
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation to get seating which wasn’t a big deal but the waiter was nice enough to comp our guacamole! 😁great service!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything... I even received a call the next afternoon to be sure we enjoyed our time! Will definitely return as part of our restaurant rotation!

F
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, great drinks and small plates for happy hour. Only thing negative to say is that it is very noisy. But we had a great time and will go again

SR
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went because we heard how good the happy hour was, but they only served it at the bar which was a bummer. Not on the website or menu either.

Food was decent. Chips and salsas were legit the best in town. Had the avocado salad and was pleasant. Drinks were nice

R
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing homemade food, impeccable service (Maria is THE best...so attentive and knowledgeable) and great ambiance. The noise level is so loud but worth overlooking.

A
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Came here with a few friends and my 8lb puppy for drinks and dinner. Requested to sit outside since I have my puppy - they wouldn’t let her sit in my lap. She is tiny and black and luckily I had her glow collar with her but not safe to put her on the ground. After 30 minutes I left.
Plenty of dog friendly places on las Olas and this is NOT one of them. They were kind of jerky and rude about it. If you want to bring your pup go to Louie Bossi. Much nicer.

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Good location and customer service. I like it there!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Everyone is very attentive

FJ
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We frequently dine here. Love the food and margaritas but it is very loud there so go during off peak hours so you don’t have to yell at each other across the table.

DM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Too loud to have a conversation. 20 minute wait for a drink which was then not available. Been many times but will not be back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was way to loud...everything else was great!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service, was checked on the perfect amount of times. The manager even came over to our table to make sure we e we’re enjoying ourselves. Very fun environment and great food and drinks.

TG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

They gave my reservations away. Food was cold not seasoned.

DM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat on patio and it was hot Ceiling fans were rotating backwards on winter setting versus blowing air downward to cool the area

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had workmates in from out of town and took them to El Camino. They loved it! Quick seating, great service and tacos were perfect!

RT
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Only concern is noise level. If you looking to have a conversation, this is a tough place. Otherwise it is really good.

LW
Houston
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woodlands Texas would be a GREAT spot to plant an El Camino!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good food and vibe at El Camino.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner reservation for 7:30pm but we did not get seated until 8:25pm. Once we were seated the food and service were wonderful!