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El Camino, Seattle, WA

El Camino

4.7
4.7
430 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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Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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 3:00 pm–10:00 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 standing

    Party &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!

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 430 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch menu is delightful. We ordered steak all prepared to perfection. Lots of fun cocktails I recommend the El Camino French 75. Server was tops super nice and on top of it; a table of ten. We appreciated everyone there making our day so enjoyable! Thank you for the amazing food and hospitality!

  2. A

    Alli

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Aside from waiting 30 minutes to place our order once we were seated, we enjoyed it.

  3. RS

    RichardS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Great decor and ambience, but the food is lacking and uninspired.

  4. R

    Ramiyer

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Mexican food .. don’t look any further!

  5. BP

    BlakeP

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second-time having brunch at El Camino in the past month, and we've thoroughly enjoyed both times. The food is delicious, the drinks fantastic, but the best part.... the atmosphere!! It's so fun, bright, warm and inviting. We'll be back, and it's quickly going to find itself in our date-night rotation. I'm also very thankful for their kitchen staff who have happily worked out delicious solutions to leave onions out of my meals since I have a digestive sensitivity. That's not as easy as it sounds. ;) Kudos!

  6. LR

    LynneR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a party of 11 celebrating a team win. The patio seating area accommodated our group nicely. The food was excellent- and we toasted one another with some tasty margaritas. Thanks go especially to our lively server- she was attentive and kind.

  7. TL

    TroyL

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    El Camino never disappoints, always a great atmosphere and great drinks and food.

  8. m

    matthewg

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Mexican (plus). Amazing food. Plenty to drink. Great back patio. This is a local gem. We go here regularly. It never disappoints! (And they take reservations too!)

  9. RG

    RafaelG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    So far this is my favorite spot around, food is always good and I enjoy being in the inner patio, decorations and ambience is pretty enjoyable.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and nice tequila

  11. SV

    SeattleViking

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and food to match. The Birria was wonderfull, falling apart tender and very well spiced. Queso Fundido was a really good appetizer. My wife had a Pipian Verde enchiladas which also great. Now we need to go back and try the prawns and salmon [both wild, we asked]. Plenty of gluten free options, too.

  12. l

    lovetodine

    Shropshire

    142 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall, it was good. I noticed the spices in the food were different and the quantity was less. My plate came with about 5 pieces of beef cubes and a lot of sauces which was disappointing.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks are always on point and the El Camino team never disappoints!

  14. j

    jeffj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    we found it a better than average Mexican restaurant.

  15. DO

    DebbyO

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the ambience and service at El Camino. Plenty of options for seating and prompt, courteous service. Highly recommend.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We had a great evening. They were busy and the staff seemed like they were struggling to keep up.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great experience there. Food was great and great drinks. Servers were kind of awkward and lighting was hard to see, but overall a good time to get together with friends.

  18. ES

    ElizabethS

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Chips, guacamole & salsa were awesome. Drinks were good. Food was good. Service was good. We went for restaurant week only to be told that it was not available on Friday nights. We looked at the menu - there was no place where it said that. We had the same thing anyway but it just felt like it could have been handled better than taking our order then coming back to tell us it was not an option 10 min later…. They actually lost out as we drank less and had dessert elsewhere.

  19. LO

    LanikaiOhana

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Do you like complex Mole sauces? Try the steak or enchiladas. Excellent drinks! Interesting decor, subdued lighting, friendly service. Fun neighborhood / shops / bars. Brunch, yum

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So fun on the back patio!!

  21. e

    ez1228

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    The food was great and the ambience was delightful. On a Saturday night, the restaurant was very lively -- everyone having a very good time. Maybe look into our local craft beers available on tap: Georgetown or Cloudburst? Overall, a fun evening!

  22. M

    Momof2boys

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at this restaurant. The food was great! Authentic Mexican food and tasty drinks. Loved the scratch margarita!

  23. PF

    PhillyFoodie

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent overall. Would highly recommend! Everything was delicious!!!

  24. W

    Wesley

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haven’t been to El Camino in years but the food, service & overall experience was just like I remembered it to be. Hopefully it won’t be as long until my next visit.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    I’ve been to the El Camino over 100 times and this was one of my most disappointing visits. Several times had over 15 minutes where we couldn’t get our servers attention to order food or drinks. The Bistec sauce on the side came 5 minutes after the plate and was very bland which is not typical. We had to ask multiple times for extra tortilla chips and salsa. I’ll be back but the new staff needs to get this figured out sooner than later.

  26. MW

    MaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We received excellent service from the moment we walked in. We did have to wait to order but the place was busy and the food was worth the wait.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was amazing!

  28. b

    brooksie

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere - and vast selection of Tequilas and Mezcals!

  29. T

    Table4two

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great service. Food arrived a little cold, but it was tasty.

  30. M

    Maya

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious with great service and great drinks.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Thanks!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were amazing!

  33. FJ

    FremontJen

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food and service are excellent, and the prices are very reasonable. The dining room chairs are a little hard which can make them uncomfortable. Also, the music is a bit too loud.

  34. P

    Pati

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The portion size was small, no salsa served with my food and when I asked for some (had to go up to the bar to ask for it) we were told sure but there’d be a charge. No free chips and salsa given to us. My quesadilla was made with the small size tortillas with a dollop of avocado rice in the middle. I’m allergic to avocado and it wasn’t mentioned on the menu that it would be on the quesadilla. Great flan however! We used to come here before the pandemic. Disappointing that it’s changed so much.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First time there and everything was lovely!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mikayla was our server and did an awesome job taking care of us. Food was tasty, especially enjoyed the enchiladas and fish tacos. We will be back.

  37. JD

    JuliaD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff

  38. D

    Denisd

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    worst bartender! returned our first round of drinks and was served. smoky mescal margarita that tasted like liquid smoke! awful! dinner was good’

  39. A

    Ajs1

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was good, and the place has a fun vibe. A little pricey, but I would go back.

  40. SS

    SamiraS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for happy hour with my work team. Great drinks and food on the HH menu. Service was awesome, and we really loved the ambiance.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.7 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
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 3:00 pm–10:00 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 standing

    Party &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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