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El Camino

380 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-422-2800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (97 reviews)
“crispy fish” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
380 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was worth the wait. We had to wait for 1hr and 40'. We were told 30-40' wait. Other than that the food was delicious and the service excellent.We were a family of four people.

Thank Andres B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on a Friday and it was busy so had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. They also have a window outside for take out if you like. Had to try some of the different tacos; chicken, tongue, fish and beef and they...More

Thank tripper098
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered at the take out window, nice guy and good service. The vegan taco was ok but kind of small, I thought for that price. Not amazing and I doubt I’d go back.

Thank Veganguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was 'hopping' 20 minutes after opening at 5:30 pm but we managed to get seats at one the 'communal' tables. Wait staff appeared as soon as we sat to take our drink order and as soon as they were delivered, took our food...More

Thank nolikewinter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried 3 of their tacos: chorizo (greasy and salty), fish (good) and eggplant (OK). Service was friendly and quick. Place has a nice vibe, but too loud for comfortable conversation. We were seated on stools at the bar, which were quite uncomfortable and did...More

Thank ottawalocal2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a few times on a date or with friends and always happy with my meal (and almost always have to wait a while to get a table....). When we went for 7pm on a Saturday it was an hour wait, but we...More

Thank MeemsandTy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my friend who visited ottawa from oversea, I spent 22.00 for three small taco.......not even good enough for one person. It is a crazr price!!!! The worse thing is, the guy in the window grasp a bunch coins, rub his hand in his...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service (thank you Terry!), excellent food and super fun atmosphere. The deep fried betel leaf app was our dish of the night, but all the tacos were totally delicious. Chorizo was a highlight, the fish taco was superb and contrary to some reviews I...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Okay, the stools are great if you are 17 and slim but for the rest of us, just kind of uncomfortable. The wait staff are a bit young and unpolished - hired for their ? Some look like they could use a good bath and...More

Thank nerakmontreal
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We got there and the place was packed (Friday night 7pm), but only took 5 minute wait before the hostess got us seated. The prices were a little bit more than the my normal favorites, but figured it was probably on par for down town...More

Thank Halligan007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-422-2800
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