El Camion Soho

3.9
322 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Pre/post Theatre
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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AP
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food at a reasonable price, service could have been better!

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c
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

amazing food for super good price cant wait to go back

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It's a shame because the actual restaurant is really cool; the interior and style and features like the hot sauce wall are nice. But the food is poor. The service is strange. We ordered our starter of nachos and before we could order our main, the waiter just walked off without saying anything - we weren't sure if he had even taken our order. One of the waitress' didn't seem to know where she was taking the food and brought the wrong dishes to our table multiple times.
My partner liked the nachos, but I didn't, they were too mushy and cold and tasted like they had been sat out for some time. The mains did not taste nice. We both had enchilladas, and they just tasted bad. You can make nicer enchilladas from the Old El Paso kit. We had a side of spicy rice to go with it, and that was plain and didn't taste good either. Seriously, save your money and go somewhere else!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

While the meal was fantastic and delicious, the margaritas were WAY overpriced as was the food. Great food. The pomegranate margarita was good but my meal consisting of chips/guacamole, margarita and a bean burrito totaled around $30 USD. Too expensive for what it was.

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GM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and nice food! Great staff as well

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Buzzy venue, super friendly attentive staff, superb Margaritas

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KG
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Overpriced bland Tacos and terrible service despite Monday evening being very quiet. Still, they charged a service charge on the bill for a table of two.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish fresh food. Excellent large frozen margaritas. Good value for Monday. Waitstaff totally on it, friendly and efficient.
Would totally recommend.

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I'm a fan of El Camion and go regularly. It rarely disappoints, the food is great and there's usually a fun atmosphere. Occasionally the service is a little slow (weirdly, especially when it's empty) but you can rely on it for quick and tasty Mexican. The cocktail bar downstairs is a hidden gem, open until 3am nearly every night.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I visited this place with a friend.
We had few drinks and platter to share. The food was nice as well as the atmosphere. Unfortunately the service was a bit slow.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food is good. Nice choice on menu. Our server was very helpful. The downside: Tables for 2 are a bit small, hence not so comfortable, and stairs down to toilets steep.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wasn't open, falsely advertised... Need to be better in future.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Mexican cuisine lovers! Fast service, excellent location 🙂

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CW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food and friendly staff.

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SM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great cocktails, good food, surly service though. Could try harder to provide a friendly smiling service in the restaurant.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant is good value for money and has some very interesting options. The service was very rushed.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and ambience, staff were really lovely and not obtrusive. The late night downstairs bar with great dj and v polite door staff was also a gem of a find. Lovely cocktails and extremely tasty authentic Mexican snack food. Will return for sure x

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We booked as a large group and the team were very accommodating. The sharing platters were delicious and a great option for a split-bill scenario.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This restaurant was fine but completely overpriced for what it was

a burrito, 2 margaritas and shared nachos and dip cost me and my friend £35 each, madness!

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Mexican, cute atmosphere and good value for London

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JN
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food and value for money, good selection of Mexican food

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Love the boilermaker and love the feking great food

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Butternut squash tostadas were sublime. Authentic food, fresh ingredients, helpful friendly service. On our list for regular visits

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love love love this place. It's my fav Mexican in London.

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C
London
22 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's situated in the heart of Brewer Street so the atmosphere and ambient is fun and energetic. The staff and service are very casual and relaxed, so as food and drink menu. Tortilla chips were not homemade, and salsa and guacamole dips were disappointing, but mixed platter was great for sharing by three and very good value. The crispy tacos was very tasty and the fillings were good quality for the price. Overall it was a good place to hang around for a casual occasion.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious, apart from the mushroom Tacos. They were quite soggy which was a disappointment. Other than that, everything else was good.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Drinks prices a bit to high 😩 Apart from that, a nice place to go out and eat.

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A
London
47 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and staff. There was a large table next to us, they were loud and as the space is small it got very noisy. We couldn’t hear our own conversation. Not really the restaurants fault but it’s the design of the space.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions are amazing, food is good and it’s rather affordable

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PO
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was tasty and there was a good selection for vegetarians. The staff were friendly and polite. Sadly we were the only people in the restaurant (it was an early lunch) so cant really comment on ambiance and noise levels. Very enjoyable lunch.

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SV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, wanted to thank the great waiter for the great experience.

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H
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Best thing about the place is the location and ambience. Worst thing is the service. The food was too salty. The margaritas weren't that good either.

They were rigid in preparing the food according to our preferences.

Will probably not go again.

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l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It's quality over quantity here. The quality of the ingredients is very high and the food delicious. We shared nachos - not the largest portion in the world, but enough for a starter. I had pork tacos, my husband had goat mole tostados and my daughter had a pork burrito. We enjoyed them, but were not overwhelmed with quantity. Lots of hot sauces to try, though! The tequila in the cocktails was barely noticeable, but they were tasty. The service was a little underwhelming, too. Not impolite, but not overly committed either. Fortunately, we were in an easygoing frame of mind and it was early for dinner, so we didn't have to fight for attention. I am sure the restaurant comes alive a bit later in the evening.

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D
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - staff attentive and food great - very reasonably priced and great relaxed atmosphere

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V
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The food (mains) was not too good at all this time round! Very poor service.. felt like only 2 staff were waiting on a nearly full restaurant! The only nice dish was the nachos starter. The churros tasted terrible like as if they had been fried in really old, oil that had been used a lot

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b
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food!

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R
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and excellent service

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WL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ok, nothing to write home about. Limited menu, fairly samey. More geared towards drinks than food.

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AD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As a native Texan, I will verify this is good Mexican food in London.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food is a very bland version of Mexican - something you'd expect from a Chipotle, but at a higher price. Margaritas were unusually salty but strong so you get bang for your buck. Service was a little slow and not particularly attentive.
Overall - would pick Wahaca over El Camion next time.

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