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El Camino

380 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
+1 613-422-2800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ox tongue” (56 reviews)
“taco” (103 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 3 days ago via mobile

A great taco restaurant with an awesome patio in the heart of the market district! I would recommend the ox tongue taco.

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. I’ve been here around 5-6 times, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a mediocre dish. Every one of their dishes is absolutely outstanding. Highlights include the tuna tartare taco, ox tongue taco, and fish tacos. The side dishes...More

Thank FunkyMan3333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best tacos you can find - unique ingredients and awesome drink specials. Not your average taco place.

Thank LLair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, are big Mexican food lovers, and this place is our favourite. It is so delicious and fresh, appetizers like the papaya salad and the prawn betel leaf are mouth watering. Our favourite tacos are the fish taco, the spicy chorizo taco,...More

Thank Jevy13
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I only eat tacos if they're from El Camino. That's how amazing their tacos are. I LOVE the soft shell, I'm not a hard-shell or corn-shell kind of person. The fried eggplant taco (veg) is AMAZING and their mayo and all the sauces they use...More

Thank Alyssa S
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

1 plate for 4 peaple and no napkins! They just wantes us out quick and on the expensive side.. Food was good

Thank Coco P
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

It was our second time at El Camino and it was just as great an experience as the first. The food to the service was fantastic, the quality of food and taste so fresh! You definitely won’t be disappointed, if you have never been, what...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

One of the more trendy spots rn. Elgin st. Has a great vibe to it and El Camino reflects this. Food was delicious and service was great. They even messed up a drink - corrected it without even us asking and provided us with free...More

Thank psigo048
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I have been here 5 times over the past 12 months and each time received horrible service. The Ox tongue taco is very good and most of their tacos have a good taste but they are in no way worth the $6-8 they charge for...More

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Had no plan to eat here, just stopped in while looking for a dinner spot. Not disappointed. Great food, great service. Started with chips and salsa and knew we made a good choice. Servers get 5 stars. Outstanding!

1  Thank Hckydad
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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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