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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%
Travellers talk about
“ox tongue” (52 reviews)
“taco” (90 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 yesterday

Suggested by a local person and yes they were right! We were looking for a cool place to grab a quick bite. Service is not that great but the tacos were awesome.

Thank C A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to order takeout from this restaurant and it was a very limited menu and on a cash only basis. While the pork and avocado taco and beef and corn one were quite good....certainly neither were anything special and did not warrant the price...More

Thank Helenjen
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I went for a special meal on Saturday night and after finally getting seated, we ordered 4 items that were recommended and all of our food came at once within 10 minutes. There was no attention paid to us whatsoever throughout the...More

Thank Andrea452452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has worked out a magic formula in turning over tables quickly, serving a limited but very tasty menu. We visited here based upon strength of reviews both here and in our guidebook, and it didn't disappoint. We both enjoyed a local draught beer...More

Thank henmanfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El Camino after hearing rave reviews from friends and found awful service. When I asked the host if accommodations would be made he confirmed however after having waited half an hour the waitress told us otherwise. The chef would not substitute corn tortillas...More

Thank Mat_Cope
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant 2x during a weekend in Ottawa as we loved the patios so much and the food. They have a rooftop deck and a street level deck. We started with the avocado salsa than shared the eggplant tacos and fish tacos. So...More

Thank Sunny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tacos: pork, ox tongue, chicken & chorizo. Pork belly and salt & pepper squid were delicious. Tequila sour and margaritas were on point too. We finished with churro ice cream sandwiches - delicious! Our waiter was great and never left us waiting too long....More

Thank dlynj
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

What sells this place is not only the great food but it's the people that work there...oh and the great food as well.. Lol... Chorizo tacos are amazing... Ice cold Tecate... Keep it coming Elcamino... You have a great thing going on. See you soon.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We are a couple in our early 40s, and when we’re looking for somewhere casual with edge + great food this is consistently at the top of the list. (I’m writing now about the original location on Elgin Street. We haven’t been to the newly...More

Thank GlobalTime
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had been hearing and reading reviews raving about El Camino. I was born in Mexico so I was dying to try this restaurant. The place was very busy (as always), mostly young professionals drinking and eating tacos. We were quickly seated. I looked at...More

1  Thank Alejandra D
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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
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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