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El Camino, Seattle, WA

El Camino

4.5
4.5
488 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Camino is celebrating its 26th year in Fremont! We have been serving fresh, homemade Mexican fare brought to us by our staff's family recipes and contributions from renowned Mexico City Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita. We offer local, natural and organic options when possible. Our amazing desserts baked in house by our General Manager, Alfredo. And from the bar, our ever famous margaritas that started the trend in Seattle 2 decades ago!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-7303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    La Familia Pérez

  • Private party facilities

    El Camino has all weather Back Deck (as well as the whole restaurant) which can be reserved for private events/functions. Please see our web site for pictures and contact information (http://elcaminorestaurant.com/private-dining/ ) The Deck: • Capacity: Seats 35 to 40 for sit-down style meal (40 – 50 people standing cocktail party)Whole Restaurant:• Seats 100 – 135 People• 150 Max standingParty &Group Reservations are based on “Minimum Pricing”, calculated on Food and Drinks ordered (does not include taxes and tip. 20% Gratuity added to final food and drink tab.)

  • Neighborhood

    Fremont

  • Cross street

    Evanston

  • Parking details

    Paid parking until 8:00 p.m. with free parking along the ship canal on 34th St. Several pay parking lots are available in the neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    At the corner of Fremont Avenue and 34th Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Lounge Seating (21+ only)

    Multiple dates available
    Dine inside our bar lounge area. By selecting this option you acknowledge that everyone in your party is at least 21 years old or older.
  • Main Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Indoor dining in the front dining room with a fireplace and garage doors that we open when it's warm enough!
  • Front Patio (Dog Friendly)

    Multiple dates available
    Sit in our open-air big red tent or street patio in front of the restaurant. All of these tables can be heated. This is the only section that is dog friendly!

What 488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Seattle

    Kid Friendly

  • Seattle

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Seattle

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LP

    LexiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, immaculate vibes. Definitely recommend!!
  2. K

    Karan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for 16 people for an event. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and took great care of us. Food and service was great, and the ambience was exactly what we needed for our event! Would highly recommend.
  3. S

    Stephanie

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love El Camino. Great food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. They have been a neighborhood favorite for years.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Awesome service, exceptional actually.
  5. MO

    MargauxO

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! The service and food were really good. We really enjoyed our long lunch, everything was fresh and delicious!
  6. JT

    JenniferT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Camino is consistently great. Excellent service, excellent food prepared with fresh ingredients and a friendly atmosphere. We love it!
  7. K

    Katerina

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We’re visiting from Portland and our dinner at El Camino sealed the deal: we LOVE Seattle!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great food as always. Servers were a little flaky forgetting items we ordered. Super crazy load, but I get the sense people like this!
  9. AJ

    AJSeattle

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to the El Camino many times. Outdoor seating during the pandemic was safe and adequately comfortable. The food has always been very tasty and portions large enough so that no one will leave hungry. Parking in Fremont can sometimes be a challenge on a Friday or Saturday night. However, if you include shopping for a few things at the PCC in your plan, there will be no problem to use the PCC parking lot for an hour. The PCC underground lot has several handicap spaces and is relatively close to the restaurant.
  10. GC

    GraceC

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got to introduce our two Ballard-based friends to El Camino last night. Such fun! They enjoyed your scrumptious mole and we savored the chili relleno!! Of course, house margaritas were on tap as well!! Our waitress was darling. So kind and hospitable. I’m sorry I didn’t catch her name. Music was so so loud!
  11. S

    Shannon

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Place was super cute! Unfortunately the service was awful. No sense of urgency and acted like people being there was a burden lol. Makes sense why it was So empty. Won’t be back!
  12. TE

    TravelinEsty

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and enchiladas w/ green sauce were great!
  13. EL

    ElizabethL

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Seemed short staffed. Took for ever to get our order and no one came back if we wanted refills or order more drinks.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hey hi helll this place was great and I love it
  15. G

    Gary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Awesome staff and food! Thank you for a nice night out. I’ll be back!
  16. JR

    JRW1

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took our in-laws to El Camino for dinner before taking them to the airport. We needed a place that would take reservations and where we could have a nice meal but not be there for a long time. We had never eaten here before. The food was delicious! They were short staffed but did a great job with service. Caty was great, even while managing a bunch of tables outside. The food came out quickly, was warm, fresh and delicious. My father in-law inhaled his shrimp burrito! We will definitely go back!
  17. RF

    RenatoF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Looking forward to returning to El Camino!
  18. RF

    RandeeF

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance. Great service. Good food. The shrimp burrito was good but not enough shrimp.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This place is excellent! Specially the food. We have only tried a few drinks, so we don't know if the drinks match how good the food is. Totally recommend, though.
  20. AB

    AnnaBanana

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Restaurant was very festive. Waiter was not attentive but was very friendly.
  21. FR

    FremontRB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I've always loved El Camino, going now for about 20 years. 2 changes I would like to see: inside has gotten quite loud with the music, please bring the chile relleno back! Otherwise, great people and great food.
  22. K

    Kristin

    Seattle

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such wonderful unique food! We lived all the entrees as well as the slushees and margaritas. Julien our waiter was engaging and helped answer any and all questions. Love the back deck.
  23. CM

    CMarie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful in every way. We loved our outdoor private picnic table on the front sidewalk. Excellent service. We all had brunch options and each was fresh and delicious. The tres leches cake is unbelievable!
  24. CK

    CaroleK

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were having a birthday celebration which I explained in the Open Table reservation form. There was no acknowledgement of the birthday, nor anything special done. Very disappointing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Had to request the menu multiple times after being seated to be able to place an order. We got the food, before the drinks. The food was pretty good. It was a busy evening, but that’s no an excuse for poor slow unorganized service. Overall, good experience and would be willing to give them another chance next time.
  26. M

    Mehman

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lively vibe on the back patio. Real cuisine. Good drinks.
  27. M

    Mxitman

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met my wife for our first date at El Camino back in 2004, its always been a great experience. We recently went back to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary, and we were not disappointed. The steak melts in your mouth, plantain chips/Salsa are superior to any in Seattle area and reminds me of the meals and atmosphere we could get in Costa Rica. I would also like to add we tried several different margaritas and would like to thank the bartender who knew how to have an extra salty rim, the white sangria was a favorite as always.
  28. EM

    EMAL

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere here. Festive and fun. Service was good and the staff is so friendly. We love the back patio.
  29. AG

    AGoodKaren

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back since before the Panini and wow, still so good. The carne asada tacos and the plantain chips combined are one of the best meals in Seattle. Perfect and consistent. Happy ambience. A great and tasty place.
  30. L

    Lizzz

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch and great outdoor patio in the front!
  31. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Seattle

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another pleasant dining experience at El Camino! The food was good, the scratch margaritas very delicious and service appropriate. The queso fundido could use some work; it was more like a runny dip than a true queso fundido. The Birria burrito and the Birria tacos were both very good! Overall, pleased as we usually are at El Camino!
  32. s

    snarkadoodle

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome! Remembered us from last time and was super friendly and helpful.
  33. SE

    SeattleEater

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing atmosphere. However our tables food left much to be desired. We order shrimp tacos and carne asada tacos and they just tasted cheap. Beans and rice, especially the rice were equivalent to a school cafeteria quality. I’ve had much better from chain restaurants like azteca. Also we order house margaritas which were solid but nothing special
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The cocktails were all pre-mixed so they brought me a drink different than what I asked for 3 times. They did comp our dessert after that but with a full stocked bar I was hoping their drinks were as good as their food.
  35. EG

    EmilyG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Service was slow but we hit a super busy time and was not the fault of server. Go after 7:30 to avoid rush. Patio was great and margaritas are worth the trip out of downtown core!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Service was exceptional. Ambiance perfect.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It got busy fast so we were glad to be able to make a reservation through OpenTable. Service and food were good too! They often checked on us to ask if we needed anything else! Id def go back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and fast. Food was delicious and not too pricey! Loved the back patio ambiance.
  39. p

    petrav

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Lovely evening. Sat outside on the covered patio street side, well protected from wind. We had a tortilla soup that was delicious, a little bit of spice but not too much with lots of chicken in it, avocado, cheese and sour cream. And a cochinita pibil with pork shoulder, also really good. Great Mojitos and guacamole. Friendly and efficient service. Will definitely go there again!😊
  40. SB

    SharonB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere fun and delicious food, El Camino is a great choice to eat out with friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Camino using the Order Online button. El Camino also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Camino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-7303.

El Camino is rated 4.5 stars by 488 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for El Camino

607 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Evanston

  • Neighborhood

    Fremont

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking until 8:00 p.m. with free parking along the ship canal on 34th St. Several pay parking lots are available in the neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    At the corner of Fremont Avenue and 34th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    La Familia Pérez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-7303

  • Private party facilities

    El Camino has all weather Back Deck (as well as the whole restaurant) which can be reserved for private events/functions. Please see our web site for pictures and contact information (http://elcaminorestaurant.com/private-dining/ ) The Deck: • Capacity: Seats 35 to 40 for sit-down style meal (40 – 50 people standing cocktail party)Whole Restaurant:• Seats 100 – 135 People• 150 Max standingParty &Group Reservations are based on “Minimum Pricing”, calculated on Food and Drinks ordered (does not include taxes and tip. 20% Gratuity added to final food and drink tab.)

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