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El Camino, Seattle, WA

El Camino

4.7
4.7
446 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


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 4:00 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 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 446 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly. Outdoor seats are nice and clean! Service was great.
  2. JS

    JulieS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    strong drinks amazing food and really cute patio highly recommend
  3. K

    Kathryn

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The quality wasn’t what we expect from El Camino.
  4. t

    thenutsmom

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a lovely seat on the back patio (21+), it wasn’t crowded so the noise level was low. Our server was kind and attentive. Drinks could have come more quickly, but overall the service was good. Our party tried one burrito and two house specials and all our food was delicious. We would return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food, drinks, service, everything was just perfect!!
  6. GB

    GregB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service, atmosphere and food! Oh, and margaritas!
  7. JP

    JenPurcell

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration weekend
  8. J

    Jennifer

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great ambience. Excellent fresh and flavorful food. Consistent. Servers are friendly and helpful.
  9. p

    peeps

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and beverages were excellent, the service was top notch and the enclosed back patio was a perfect venue to get warmth and sunlight without direct sun rays. There was a rowdy loud table of young men in this seating area which was distracting and noisy. They finished up and left half way through our meal so the remainder of our experience was lovely.
  10. KE

    KirstyE

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Fast and fun.
  11. DF

    DarnellF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! Staff was professional and easy to work with.
  12. ZS

    ZarkoS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We let them know it was our anniversary and they had a nice crazy table for us when we came in. Food drinks and service was perfect!
  13. S

    Sommernicole13

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went for Sunday brunch and was surprised by their mix of sweet and savory options. We got one French toast and one chorizo scrambled which were both delicious. Both of our pomegranate mimosas were strong and fruity. Would recommend to a friend for lunch but do like their main menu more.
  14. NG

    NicolasG

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING!!!
  15. KS

    KenS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive atmosphere and decorations. Food was delicious and described well on the menu. A family celebration destination for us
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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!
  17. A

    Alli

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Aside from waiting 30 minutes to place our order once we were seated, we enjoyed it.
  18. RS

    RichardS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great decor and ambience, but the food is lacking and uninspired.
  19. R

    Ramiyer

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Mexican food .. don’t look any further!
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!)
  24. 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and nice tequila
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. j

    jeffj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    we found it a better than average Mexican restaurant.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. A

    Ashley

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for large groups, fun ambiance and great service
  35. 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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun on the back patio!!
  37. 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!
  38. M

    Momof2boys

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 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!
  39. PF

    PhillyFoodie

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall. Would highly recommend! Everything was delicious!!!
  40. 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.

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 4.7 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


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 4:00 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 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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