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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."(6 Tips)
    Ryan H.
    "Biggest bowl of queso in CO. 7 adults struggled to finish!"(3 Tips)
    Jessica D.
    "Margaritas are to die for and Chef John Becker"(15 Tips)
    Brooke Lynn
    "Vegetarian green chili is awesome!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • 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
  • Megan D.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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.
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    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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Allison P.heart icon on user image
    Allison PatrickJanuary 12, 2013
    Nothing beats happy hour queso and a margarita. Shrimp tacos super yummy and great weekend brunch too!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The atmosphere at El Camino is fun and welcoming, and so is the food. Read more
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Evie C.
    Evie CosciaMay 12, 2016
    Went on a mini taco tour. They won hands down. The margs were also the best.
  • Anthony S.heart icon on user image
    Anthony SextonJune 30, 2018
    Coin margarita is the only drink you need. The jalapeño caps go really well with them.
  • 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
  • Ernest
    ErnestApril 29, 2010
    Beer's, chips and salsa were great!! The only other thing I would have liked is when the Nuggets, Broncos or Rockies play to turn down the music and turn up the TV's. Please waitresses when asked for
  • 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.
  • richard s.heart icon on user image
    richard sheppardNovember 21, 2015
    Brunch vegetarian green chili stew,, kept it and mixed chili rellenos, very good,, chase it with a churro
  • Bethaneeheart icon on user image
    BethaneeJuly 13, 2015
    Food, drinks, atmosphere, and service all Extraordinary!! Love this spot!
  • Adam R.heart icon on user image
    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
  • 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
  • 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)!!!
  • Jewels G.
    Jewels GrayNovember 13, 2011
    Love love love the watermelon jalapeno lemonade! Great for pregnant women as its NA
  • Emilyheart icon on user image
    EmilyMay 1, 2017
    Great margaritas! Go for happy hour.
  • Bri-cycle
    Bri-cycleMarch 8, 2011
    Super friendly staff, very nice place to have a drink with friends. Good happy hour price on craft draft beer
  • Mary T.heart icon on user image
    Mary TiegsAugust 5, 2017
    Shrimp taco's are amazing. Great service.
  • DenverHappyHour
    DenverHappyHourJuly 18, 2010
    Food: $1.50 chips and salsa; $5 select appetizers Drink: $1.50 - $3 High Life, PBRs, local beersEvery Day 4pm-6:30pm
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 19, 2011
    Voted Best House Margarita in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Brenda E.
    Brenda EvansJune 20, 2013
    Best shrimp tacos in Denver...maybe even the whole world.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GoldenApril 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Jalapeno beerita, just do it. Seriously... Do it.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best House Margarita 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver Read more
  • Michael F.
    Michael Flanigan🐼August 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Queso, Smugglers Burrito, and Del Norte house beer (x2). Best breakfast in Denver....
  • Amy J.heart icon on user image
    Amy JamesJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best staff ever! Tuesdays are so much fun!!
  • Ary P.heart icon on user image
    Ary PrescoSeptember 16, 2019
    Brunch with their camino hash really makes me happy 😊
  • Breezy P.
    Breezy PMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Ceviche and a Mephisto Marg!
  • Katherine A.heart icon on user image
    Katherine AAugust 16, 2016
    Amazing vibes and good booze.
  • Mama M.
    Mama MonroeFebruary 18, 2011
    The veggie options on combo #1 are stellar for lunch.
  • Catrina S.heart icon on user image
    Catrina SmytheJune 30, 2017
    Drinks & guac. Taco tuesdays.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McDonaldFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    $6 Deer and Beer today! (Can of Tecate and a shot of Cazadorous)
  • Laurie D.heart icon on user image
    Laurie DePhillipsApril 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best queso ever!
  • Brooke Lynn
    Brooke LynnMarch 22, 2012
    Vegetarian green chili is awesome!!!
  • Joe S.heart icon on user image
    Joe SimonMay 13, 2015
    Tuesdays! $1 tacos.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SzarazJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the queso with 2 spoons of the El Yucateco sauce.
  • Paris W.
    Paris WaddillJuly 23, 2011
    Cucumber lemonade! (But, get them to put vodka in it!) Read more
  • Erinheart icon on user image
    ErinDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Shrimp tacos to die for and awesome queso!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HusebyJuly 31, 2012
    Biggest bowl of queso in CO. 7 adults struggled to finish!
  • Sara W.heart icon on user image
    Sara WilmsNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chips and queso = best ever!
  • Steve N.
    Steve NeelyFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour 4:00-6:30 with cheap Margs, drafts, chips & spicy salsa. Top stop
  • Chris S.
    Chris SextonMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tanteo Jalapeño margarita!
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