El Camion Soho

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334 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican

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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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GH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved it but definitely not suitable for children or those that don't like spice. I know that sounds obvious but when booking 4+ you often have varying diets/tastes, these aren't catered for.
I'm a veggie and enjoyed it.
Menu could easily add a bit more choice for people who want something full of flavour but not spicy.

AA
Tokyo
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great frozen margaritas of various flavours, rather authentic Tex/Mex style fair, fun location in SoHo. Good place to start a night out with a small group of friends.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great vibe

KW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food. Great service. My favourite restaurant and go to spot every time I am in London. Always recommend all family and friends pay it a visit. Thanks for a great evening as always!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Always a pleasant time

S
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Dingy and unclean with little atmosphere. Expectations were far higher and would not recommend dining here. Much smaller than anticipated and staff were generally taciturn. Soho location means it is near to transport links and a vibrant atmosphere but El Camion appears a bit tired in comparison with chain competitors Wahaca on Wardour Street and even La Bodegra Negra at the top of Old Compton Street. In need of a revamp and a bit of creativity to revive what I am sure was once an exciting place to dine.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun vibe, good service and food and margaritas were yummy too!

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service - casual but attentive. Food was served in a timely manner - also nice to see that other customers were enjoying the same. Thoroughly reccomend.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for nachos, tacos, burritos, margaritas, tequila and all things Mexican. Delicious food at great value. I recommend the Black bean and jalepino nachos and the taco platter for a really tasty sharing meal! Always first port of call for tacos, with an immense selection of hot sauces!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was luke warm / cold

VD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Odour from toilets downstairs hits you as you walk in which rather taints the whole experience!
Food was ok but rather bland for a Mexican and mains were a bit stodgy. Inexpensive I suppose but we were disappointed.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing and I loved the frozen margaritas but it was quite expensive - would be better in future if there were some drinks deals

AP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

c
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

amazing food for super good price cant wait to go back

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
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!

OT
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.

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

Lovely atmosphere and nice food! Great staff as well

TJ
London
10 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.

s
New York Area
3 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.

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.

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.

M
London
5 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.

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.

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

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

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

Great drinks, great food and friendly staff.

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.

T
London
5 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.

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

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.

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!

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

Really good Mexican, cute atmosphere and good value for London

El Camion Soho
Responded on 12 November 2018

Gracias Georgia! See you soon1

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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

El Camion Soho
Responded on 12 November 2018

Gracias JunN, We're glad you liked it!

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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

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

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.

C
London
23 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.

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.

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.

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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