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Casino El Camino

Dive Bar and Burger Joint$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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    The experts at Food Network and The Wall Street Journal recommend this place
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    Laura Maria A.
    "Love the Amarillo burger and he green chili cheese fries."(15 Tips)
    Rebecca A.
    "Buffalo burger is the best!! Ask for extra pepperchini peppers!"(24 Tips)
    Morgan S.
    "The Buffalo Burger is one of the best burgers in Austin."(6 Tips)
    Olivia P.
    "Get the green verde chili fries."(5 Tips)
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  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 8, 2012
    Guy Fieri heads here for some of the best burgers in town. Try the Buffalo Burger (coated in wing sauce, topped w/ blue cheese) or the Amarillo Burger w/ fresh roasted serrano chiles & cilantro mayo.
  • Alex B.heart icon on user image
    Alex BaezaSeptember 20, 2017
    Flew into Austin after 10pm and were looking for a place to eat. My buddy suggested this place. Great burgers and the kitchen stays open late. I had the buffalo burger and it was delicious!
  • Rob C.
    Rob CrawfordJune 25, 2016
    Burgers are amazing. We tried 3 different type of burgers & every one of us loved them. Bloody Mary is excellent;. you can order them on a "hot" scale 1-10, 10 = the hottest. I got a 5, it was hot!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleApril 3, 2013
    Killer jukebox. Pool tables. Huge, juicy burgers. Psychotronic movies. Lounging with a post-apocalyptic flair. Casino keeps the best parts of dark and surly pub life alive and well.
  • Cece G.heart icon on user image
    Cece GardonApril 15, 2021
    Get the Buffalo burger. I hate blue cheese so I get it with provolone.This is the best burger joint in the state of Texas! I’m not a french fry person but the chili verde fries are perfect!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 8, 2013
    Known for the ultimate late night food-- 3/4-pound burgers. Each burger variety is named after your favorite city (Buffalo, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.) and served with fresh-cut fries.
  • Taylen
    TaylenOctober 11, 2019
    The Bloody Marys have a heat scale from 1-10. The 8 is made with a Carolina Reaper (the hottest natural pepper known). Order accordingly.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    "The best burger in town." Juicy and tender, the 12-ounce monsters come topped with everything from cheese and thick-cut bacon to roasted Serrano peppers and Texas-hot buffalo sauce. Read more
  • Cece G.heart icon on user image
    Cece GardonDecember 28, 2015
    Any burger. Any time. Chili verde fries are the best ever. I'm not a fries sort of person but get between me & these fries & i will happily slap your hand away. (Yes they are that good)
  • Noah B.heart icon on user image
    Noah BOctober 27, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    Don’t sleep on the grilled chicken club. One of the best chicken sandwiches in town.
  • Nathan M.heart icon on user image
    Nathan MillardMarch 15, 2015
    Really really good burgers and good heavy music. If you're on your own don't order the burger with a separate portion of fries - you won't finish both.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony De RosaMarch 14, 2012
    Best burger in Austin. Walk to the back and order the Amarillo Burger and verde cheese fries. Take your time and enjoy a Shiner at the bar while you wait.
  • Morgan S.heart icon on user image
    Morgan SpenceleyJune 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    At night, Casino El Camino makes me feel like I'm in the belly of some kind of pirate ship. The Buffalo Burger is one of the best burgers in Austin. Also... jukebox.
  • Randy S.
    Randy ShumateAugust 22, 2013
    I come in here on the weekends just for the bloody mary. There are 10 levels of heat and it comes with a slider, meatball, cheese, pizza roll, celery, olive, onion and bacon for 7 bux.
  • Regis M.
    Regis MAugust 20, 2012
    At 11am felt like it was 11pm, it's dark inside and the music kick ass. Burgers are awesome but you will wait at least 30minutes, be patient it's worth it! FYI: Try to Amarillo if you like spice!
  • Steve P.heart icon on user image
    Steve PolandMarch 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This isn't just the best burger in Texas, it's the best burger on earth. That's right, I said it. Chicago burger on jalapeño roll med-rare with fries.
  • Cece G.heart icon on user image
    Cece GardonDecember 28, 2015
    Amazing burgers & fries! Don't be put off by the decor. Just walk in & order. Excellent everything! Obviously everything is that good. This place is a winner.
  • Adobe SXSW
    Adobe SXSWMarch 8, 2010
    Some of the best burgers and strongest drinks in Austin may be found at Casino el Camino. Buffalo burger? Amarillo burger? Try them both but not in the same sitting. Read more
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MorenoMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite dive bars of all time. It's dark, they have a great jukebox, amazing burgers and full bar. Enjoyed alone or with a group. Can't recommend enough.
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 24, 2012
    These guys make burgers out of anything beef, buffalo, armadillo the list goes on for miles. That said they do it best. You'll feel like a true red blooded Texan once you've had a burger and beer here
  • Umair Z.heart icon on user image
    Umair ZiaApril 21, 2014
    This has been my favorite burger place ever. Having not been here in 2 years, I forgot and my favored Hopdoddy. It was a reminder how perfect this burger place is. Seriously. Amarillo burger. Perfect.
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BrownMarch 13, 2012
    Get the green chili sauce on your fries loved by all who enjoy a bloody mary. The quality of the burger is great here but the flavor did not blow my mind as a professional burger eater.
  • Steve B.heart icon on user image
    Steve BasileOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Perhaps resting on their giant burger laurels a bit, still the best jukebox in town, cool staff & usually a pretty damn good burger. Order at the back as soon as you arrive, tip the cook and smile.
  • Erik M.heart icon on user image
    Erik MichielsenMarch 12, 2017
    Buffalo burger FTW. Great vibe, music, staff and back patio. Pool tables solid too.
    meniscuszine.comAugust 7, 2012
    The 'explosive' [buffalo burger] packs a lot of flavor and although the heat kicks, it doesn’t build up. Chili-smothered foot-long hot dogs are a worthy alternative. —WC
  • Amber J.
    Amber JoslinFebruary 3, 2013
    Best spicy hot buffalo burger in town and hottest bloody mary in the world if you can tolerate the loud punk music. Just don't go on a Sunday when this place smells like vomit.
  • Samantha Y.heart icon on user image
    Samantha YoungMarch 16, 2015
    Unpretentious punk bar serving mean burgers. Love it! I spotted this joint on my new Supper app:
  • Mike T.heart icon on user image
    Mike TorresApril 20, 2013
    Friendly service, the wait for your meal is a bit long but it is definitely worth it! Take your time soaking up the atmosphere and a beer ;)
  • Cece G.heart icon on user image
    Cece GardonDecember 20, 2022
    Everything I’ve ever had! Amazing burgers! Very tasty and juicy! Chili verde fries are too good for words!
  • Paddyheart icon on user image
    PaddyNovember 26, 2013
    The buffalo burger is probably the best burger I've ever had. The verde fries also great and the Bloody Mary's looked truly impressive.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CopelandJanuary 17, 2013
    You have to get the Buffalo Burger. Don't let them tell you that "hot" is hot. "Hot" is hot but it's not that hot. For hot enthusiasts, go with "Explosive." Either way though, it's a damn fine burger.
  • Ipequeyheart icon on user image
    IpequeySeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't pass by them. This is old school Austin 6th street; A bar with personality. Get a good beer and some Tex-Mex food! Perfect for sobering up after the long crawl down 6th street.
  • Frankie M.heart icon on user image
    Frankie MJuly 16, 2015
    Amazing, huge burgers. Haven't had one I didn't like, and love that they're open past the bars closing.
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Pearson - Always LearningFebruary 28, 2014
    Award Winning Burgers! Expect a wait. A Typical Neighborhood Bar --if your neighborhood is dark, cool and twisted.
  • Eric M.
    Eric McCutchanJune 25, 2012
    A word of warning on the Amarillo burger: it is definitely delicious, but the serrano peppers will give you a #redhotpooper the next day.
  • Sokha Jason N.
    Sokha Jason NhepAugust 20, 2016
    The FOODS are AMAAAAAZING and the Bloody Mary off the hook!!!!! Must make a stop here!
  • Cari V.
    Cari VincentJanuary 1, 2012
    Had the grilled chicken club. It was delicious. The chicken was moist and the bacon was crisp but not over done. The fries were crispy, but also thick. Excellence! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Parth P.heart icon on user image
    Parth PatelDecember 20, 2018
    Those burgers are fantastic. Best I've had in Austin and top 3 overall!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McLendonJuly 5, 2013
    Get the Buffalo Burger with a chicken breast subbed in for the beef patty - yum! Verde Chili fries, too!
  • Steve B.heart icon on user image
    Steve BasileJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Amarillo is still good, and the peppers sometimes hot enough to give me the hiccups, but I miss the old hand cut fries.
  • Sean L.heart icon on user image
    Sean LoylessAugust 11, 2014
    Get the Amarillo burger on a jalapeño cheese bun with Serrano peppers. Your mouth will love you; your rectum will hate you.
  • Steve P.heart icon on user image
    Steve PolandMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Buffalo Burger. Medium sauce was quite hot, can't imagine hot or explosive(!)... Explosive something for sure! #delicious
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 5, 2012
    The wings are good. The burgers are great. The beer is cold. The music is noisy. The everything is awesome. - Kellie, Community Manager
  • April T.
    April ThompsonOctober 26, 2014
    The K.C. Burger. Smokey BBQ sauce, grilled onion and cheddar cheese.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SmithSeptember 18, 2013
    Amazing as always. Staff is friendly and food is great. Oh yeah, and the atmosphere kills it!
  • Allen A.heart icon on user image
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 31, 2013
    Really fantastic burgers. Try the Amarillo burger with extra bacon.
  • Meredith C.heart icon on user image
    honestly NOT best burgers in Austin- GIANT andGreasy they are satisfying burgers but it's super loud and smells like BO in the bar.
  • Dianey S.heart icon on user image
    Dianey SandovalApril 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The burgers are huge!! Has the Chicago with crispy bacon... Love the bartenders!!
  • Cece G.heart icon on user image
    Cece GardonOctober 28, 2019
    Chili Verde fries. Any and all burgers. Great bar. Great service
  • Dianey S.heart icon on user image
    Dianey SandovalMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of my favorite bars on 6th.. The bartenders are great!! Cool spot...
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