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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%
Travellers talk about
“ox tongue” (59 reviews)
“taco” (111 reviews)
“crispy fish” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
380 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to wait for this meal! It's incredibly busy at the restaurant because it's one of the top place to eat in Ottawa. Regardless, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating! We were texted when we ready to be seated, so in the meantime,...More

Thank Kelly Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very attentive and attentive. The music was good abd diverse, covering a lot from the 70"s to the 2000's.

Thank Eleftherios9
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I really enjoy the food here, my favorite is the Japanese eggplant taco, sooo good! Be prepared to wait, it's often full but it's worth the wait. My only complaint is that the stools are VERY uncomfortable and one recommendation would be that they add...More

Thank Carauline
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I eat tacos -- a lot. This place is worth the visit. The tacos were amazing, the margaritas were great, and the atmosphere was perfect. I'd go back to Ottawa just to eat here.

Thank AlissaJ5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Great fun place. Exotic taco choices Pigs head, ox tongue to name a few. The choices are not extensive but whatever you choose will be amazing. Guacamole and chips are also amazing. Great relaxed atmosphere, nice and friendly service.

Thank canadamaus
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Just go... just go eat these tacos. Go hungry. I've been all over the world and I love tacos. And I have NEVER had a taco experience like this one. The Fish tacos are my favourite, but OMG, I tried them all and they were...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Got here on a crispy fall day to be told it’d take an hour to be seated inside. Opted to sit outside (immediate), instead of looking for alternates - good decision! The food was great, appetizers and mains. The salsa is to die for, and...More

Thank 884shashankc
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

So. Many. Tacos. There is ZERO chance you can go wrong. The service matches the taco. PERFECTION. I am beside myself. The chilli. The chicken. The hogs head. NO WAY TO DECIDE - EAT THEM ALL!!!

1  Thank Chris O
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Very good quality freshly prepared tacos. Staff were able to explain all ingredients. Quick service. Nice deserts also

Thank Alan W
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

El Camino is by far my favourite restaurant in Ottawa!! Everything is tasty! I personally recommend the fish and beef tacos! :)

Thank mafro61
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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 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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