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Reviewed January 8, 2022

This is a cool place to stop in on Main Street. They have some tasty dishes, and we found the staff very friendly. Have been there twice now and will go back. Check out happy hour, not a huge menu but you find something you...like like the PAPAS CHORREADAS.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2021 via mobile

Very good place, the carnitas were amazing. Service was just good. The pollos was also tasty. Cocktails were delicious and the beer chilled! What more do you want? We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 21, 2020

Delicious food and great service. It was packed and loud and wonderful! Very vibrant feel with great energy, everything we ordered was amazing. A must visit in Vancouver for Latin influenced food!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019

Popped in after dinner for drinks and desserts. Drinks were about $10 minimum which was a bit pricey and the churro dessert was only okay. Fell apart when you tried to dip into the chocolate sauce. Okay experience. Good playlist of music.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

El Camino's serves up good food and refreshments in a great spot on main. We were there for happy hour and had couple of hot dishes and cold drinks. The Papas Chorreadas (smashed creamy potatoes) were the standout. If I could buy the rich spicy...sauce by the gallon jug, I would. Very good service and reasonable prices. The patio space is perfect for enjoying the weather and people watching. There are also some larger group tables inside.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

We dropped by for some cocktails as we were waiting for a table at Ahn & Chi up the street. The place was busy with a full patio and large bar with some seating around the far ends. They have a very large selection of...tequila. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and we didn’t get the typical Main Street, too cool for school vibe. The food looked great. We enjoyed some cocktails with the sun streaming inside from the patio, as the open up the length of the place with no door between the patio and the bar area. Our table was ready so we had to go after a drink, but we made a note to come back for food as well.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went in for a lateish snack to celebrate my wife's retirement. We ordered a draft beer, marinated vegetables, Pollo tacos and the vegetarian empanada. Service was good, helpful, attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Mikey the Blonde Scottish bar man was amazing. He was absolutely slammed and managed to take the time to multitask making drinks while explain the exquisite menu in detail. He helped us pick the perfect drinks. The food was beautifully plated and absolutely mouth watering,...cheer to the kitchen staff on quality and presentation! Jessica the bar staff was also very sweet and helpful she gave me an perfect description of the food I was Indecisive about and always wears a smile. Stef the manager came promptly when called and took care of all our needs. She was so polite and funny, everything I think a manager should be. I would come back here time and again. This restaurant is a well oiled machine that has the perfect balance of atmosphere and service. I plan to bring my boyfriends parents here when they visit! Thank you to everyone else I failed to mention. This is the spot to be!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

I took my short stay students for brunch. They are from Japan and it was first time for them to try Mexican food. I chose Mexican, it's really popular in US and Canada. Price is reasonable in Vancouver. They liked it so food was good...for young teenagers. Location is in the center of Main Street so you can hang around the area after eating which is another plus+.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This little spot is on my repeat list. It's close to home and a great place to meet friends for a delicious catch up. Fresh food, simple ingredients with amazing flavours, you will want to go back for more. The room is spacious, the drinks...affordable and cold. The food is well priced and simplistic.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Happy hour and daily specials each day. We very much enjoyed the double layer tacos served with pork, prawn or fish. A definite must have and great for sharing as comes in pairs. The beef arepas and the cheese bread balls were good. Nice casual...environment and great, friendly service. We squeezed in room to share an order of 4 churros with chocolate sauce.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Got suggested this place through Google and was not dissapointed. Quaint little patio great for people watching and nice South american influence on their menu. Got the Columbian breakfast which is good value for the amount of food you get. Service is quick. One downside...is when they come around offering black coffee I feel they should say it comes with a charge as I found that was a bit underhandedMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is a hit with the locals so you know it’s good. Service is very friendly. Lots of space (although they are still awaiting their liquor permit in their recently renovated addition.) Food? Just amazing. You won’t be disappointed with their wonderful interpretations of...Mexican food. Drinks? All awesome. Everyone loves their margs and Paloma’s. They have great daily specials too.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The restaurant is nice, good decoration and ambiance. However, the food is too expensive and just a little. When you finish you are still hungry but spent lots of money. The food is tasty but definitely doesn't worth the high price for almost nothing of...food. For the taste, I would come back, but for the price and quantity of food, I won't. The price was so unfair.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

El Camino’s is a small room with edgy, unstructured decor serving great food and drinks. We had excellent service! We enjoyed a good variety of tapas supported with some great drinks. Recommended!

Date of visit: March 2018
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El Camino's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4