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El Camino

El Camino

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
West Highland, Denver
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  • Brenda E.
    "Best shrimp tacos in Denver...maybe even the whole world."(5 Tips)
    Ryan H.
    "Biggest bowl of queso in CO. 7 adults struggled to finish!"(3 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "Queso, Smugglers Burrito, and Del Norte house beer (x2)."(2 Tips)
    Denver Westword
    "Voted Best House Margarita in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!"(2 Tips)
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  • Katherine A.
    Katherine AAugust 16
    Amazing vibes and good booze.
  • Evie C.
    Went on a mini taco tour. They won hands down. The margs were also the best.
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DePhillipsApril 4
    Been here 10+ times
    Best queso ever!
  • richard s.
    richard sheppardNovember 21, 2015
    Brunch vegetarian green chili stew,, kept it and mixed chili rellenos, very good,, chase it with a churro
  • Bethanee
    BethaneeJuly 13, 2015
    Food, drinks, atmosphere, and service all Extraordinary!! Love this spot!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SimonMay 13, 2015
    Tuesdays! $1 tacos.
  • Apryll F.
    Apryll FeeneyMarch 26, 2015
    It's a popular neighborhood place with tasty and predictable fare. The old Queso dip is the reason I return every time.
  • Drewski
    DrewskiJanuary 17, 2015
    Got the usual chips and salsa, nachos with a side of guacamole, and the crispy chiles rellenos and everything was amazing. Waitress wasn't very attentive but the food made up for it. Highly recommend.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RAugust 10, 2014
    Great queso, even to a Texan. Shrimp tacos are amazing
  • Donald S.
    Donald StarrAugust 9, 2014
    The nachos are the best with green chili on them, so good
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The atmosphere at El Camino is fun and welcoming, and so is the food. Read more
  • Ben G.
    Ben GoldenApril 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Jalapeno beerita, just do it. Seriously... Do it.
  • Roxanne A.
    Roxanne AeschlemanNovember 10, 2013
    Cheesesteak burrito was perfect! Loved the cheese sauce! Nachos were the best. Good price on appetizers and drinks. Our waiter and busboy were also pleasant. This place place is a must try!
  • Megan D.
    Megan DeniseOctober 23, 2013
    $1 Taco Tuesday taco eating contest with friends (winner ate 18, hope he's alive today...) + the best, loud throwback music for us early 80s kids + yumtastic margs & Tecate = glorious night in Denver!
  • Jeni A.
    Jeni AndersonSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    For the parents out there: check out the most badass changing table in the Highlands in the women's bathroom.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DAugust 29, 2013
    Love the neighborhood! Margaritas are to die for and Chef John Becker knows how to spice up the classics!
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CharlesAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here and order the boyfriend queso
  • Leanne D.
    Leanne DurhamJuly 28, 2013
    Sunday 2$ mimosas and bloodys
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordJuly 23, 2013
    This fun Highland neighborhood joint has more margarita options than you can shake a stick at. There's something for every taste at both of their daily happy hours.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RamosJune 26, 2013
    Al Pastor tacos! As a Mexican best I've found restaurant wise, I've been deprived since I moved here from CA
  • Brenda E.
    Brenda EvansJune 20, 2013
    Best shrimp tacos in Denver...maybe even the whole world.
  • Breezy P.
    Breezy PMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Ceviche and a Mephisto Marg!
  • Megan M.
    Megan McDonaldFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    $6 Deer and Beer today! (Can of Tecate and a shot of Cazadorous)
  • Erin L.
    Erin LudkeFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bomb. Always bomb.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SzarazJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the queso with 2 spoons of the El Yucateco sauce.
  • Allison P.
    Allison PatrickJanuary 12, 2013
    Nothing beats happy hour queso and a margarita. Shrimp tacos super yummy and great weekend brunch too!
  • Amy J.
    Amy JamesJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best staff ever! Tuesdays are so much fun!!
  • Drink Denver
    Drink DenverOctober 11, 2012
    We prefer the happy hour from 3-6:30, but the late night specials ain't half bad either. GUAC!!!! Read more
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HusebyJuly 31, 2012
    Biggest bowl of queso in CO. 7 adults struggled to finish!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StanleyApril 22, 2012
    The Breakfast burrito sucks not a fan at all. And only 1 server during brunch wtf
  • iX MiXer
    iX MiXerApril 22, 2012
    Try the Paloma.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2012
    There are no shortage of tacos in this city, but El Camino is the whole package. We're talking fantastic tacos, sweet decor, great margs, an awesome happy hour and live music. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Cortney S.
    Cortney ShultzMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Queso is amazing!! And if debating between shrimp or fish tacos definitely go with shrimp. The fish are good but lacking the flavor that the shrimp have.
  • Brooke Lynn
    Brooke LynnMarch 22, 2012
    Vegetarian green chili is awesome!!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SextonMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tanteo Jalapeño margarita!
  • M S.
    M SilbersteinDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great date, friend, family meetup place. Mexican/American food that's not pretentious. Nice staff, decent bar. Always busy. Good happy hr. Owner supports community. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 29, 2011
    This spot has a tequila list three pages long, not counting the flights, and offers many varieties of margs — but we're partial to the basic house drink Read more
  • Michael F.
    Michael Flanigan🐼December 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Show up for taco Tu
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 9, 2011
    El Camino is known for several things, including stiff drinks and the joint's near-bottomless bowls of queso — but the appropriately named grande nachos should be at the top of the heap. Read more
  • Julia C.
    Julia ChoDecember 7, 2011
    TACO TUESDAY!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HildebrandNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mezcal flight + anything with mole
  • Jewels G.
    Jewels GrayNovember 13, 2011
    Love love love the watermelon jalapeno lemonade! Great for pregnant women as its NA
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best House Margarita 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver Read more
  • Avery Cecile
    Avery CecileAugust 21, 2011
    Bar mirror- cool and big!
  • Michael F.
    Michael Flanigan🐼August 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Queso, Smugglers Burrito, and Del Norte house beer (x2). Best breakfast in Denver....
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EricksonAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    House Margs are AMAZING-drink those while you have the street tacos-or queso (double jalapenoes)!!!
  • Erin D.
    Erin DAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask JJ when he is moving to Hawaii
  • Paris W.
    Paris WaddillJuly 23, 2011
    Cucumber lemonade! (But, get them to put vodka in it!) Read more
  • JJ A.
    JJ AhernMay 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    ¡Get the Queso!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 19, 2011
    Voted Best Nachos in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
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