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El Camino's

#365 of 2,881 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South Main
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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3250 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3M5, Canada
+1 604-875-6246
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Today
16:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went to El Camino's on Saturday night with family from out of town. Just a hint, be there before 6:00PM or you'll be waiting in line. The food was really good authentic Mexican. However, the portions were quite small. We all left the restaurant still hungry. This is a great place to go before or after you catch a... More 

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Thank Daryl D
New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good value eats and super fresh. this place is vibrant and makes a mean Magarita. Well worth the small cab ride to visit

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Thank K4909GUsueh
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely, friendly, welcoming service. Delicious, different and varied food. Yum Yum!! It's a little out of town but worth the taxi if you're staying in downtown Vancouver. Tapas style so eat as much )or as little) as you like. Portions are small but cheap so a great opportunity to try loads of different things. Every thing we tried was extremely... More 

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Thank LKSC2BI
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Met a girlfriend for casual drinks and eats at El Camino's. First time there for both of us. Super friendly and casual atmosphere. Very welcoming and attentive staff and the food was very good.

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Thank Brooke H
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had Bocadillos and Mojitos, both of which were excellent. The food was nicely spicey and the Mojito was nicely made. Very enjoyable. A bit noisy but still great.

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Thank BC_Cardinal
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The food is delicious and appropriately portioned. The shrimp crepe "Crepioca" and the gluten free cheese bread are my favourite starters. You will never know that the "Pao De Queijo" is gluten free. The only downfall to this place is the "small places many faces" curse that many popular places in Vancouver fall victim to. This place is ALWAYS packed... More 

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Thank Steven K
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Fun little joint, usually lined up, good food, good staff. Usually a fun time. Crepioca...Tacos...margs.... Palomas... pretty much all the appetizers are yummy. Shhhhhhhj don't tell too many others about this place it's busy enough :)

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Thank TrVisT
Kelso, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Taco Tuesday is a great night to try El Camino's. Between the 3 of us, we tried almost all the taco selections, and every one was tasty, fresh, and served quickly. The drink special, the Paloma (grapefruit and tequila), complemented the tacos perfectly. We also loved the snack size bowl of popcorn to whet our appetites. Service was friendly and... More 

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Thank HANDH13
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Decided to try this little gem for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was hospitable, great and FAST!!! The food came out of the kitchen hot and quickly. If you are looking for some good, delicious and fast Mexican street food, this is the place to go. The churros we had for dessert was literally "melt in your... More 

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Thank AnnCab627
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The food is delicious, reasonably priced and service always friendly. It's a great place to meet friends, as the atmosphere is social. Too bad they don't take reservations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3250 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-875-6246

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.
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