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El Camino Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15 Cushing St, Brunswick, ME 04011-1819
+1 207-725-8228
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Brunswick, Maine
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cozy mexican restaurant with great fresh food and good drinks. The menu varies but always has the same favorites. The place is packed and never as to advertise or even have a sign that can be seen.

Thank Linda M
Harpswell, Maine
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't plan to order BBQ at a Mexican restaurant, but the tamarind favoring enticed me, and I was not disappointed. The calamari starter was fabulous. As usual, my companion was less satisfied; her enchiladas were good, she found the adobe sauce lacking. Nice selection of Spanish wines. It's worth mentioning that the printed menu is more standard fare, while... More 

Thank J--Harpswell
Oberlin, Ohio
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308 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Really enjoyed the vibe, decor, service, drinks, and excellent food choices at this fun little restaurant.

Thank Charles A
Harpswell, Maine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have been to El Camino about 12 times in the past few years. Each meal has been top notch! The specials are great, and sometimes, when I just want a more traditionally "mexican" type dish, I get the crab quesadilla. It's great. The giant salads served in a tortilla bowl are outstanding. Service has always been good. Crabby owner... More 

Thank DeniseAmethyst
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Limited menu, but everything is offered is really well prepared. A lot of bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Jeffery V
Bergerac, France
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

El Camino gets better and better. You'll have to wait in the bar for a table, but it's a friendly place. Fresh ingredients, well spiced. Fancier than the usual Tex-Mex fare.

Thank hhnernie
Topsham, Maine
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I've enjoyed many meals at El Camino. All have been excellent. The service is friendly and prompt, but never rushed. The chips, salsa, and guacamole are a wonderful way to start a meal. This is a popular spot, but well worth any wait.

Thank amasland
Brunswick, Maine
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

El Camino has slipped some in my opinion. It may be that the management or ownership has changed. A friend and I had dinner there on Friday July 8th and although the specials board again had a few of my past favorites listed, what we got was not what I expected. The red-fish Vera Cruz was prepared in a totally... More 

2 Thank Ellie2847
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Don't go for the typical burrito, enchilada, taco, rice and beans combo barrio dinner; you won't find it. Think Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta fare where the chefs remember what their mommasita used to make and have creatively embellished on it. The owners have done a great job of putting a culinary star on Mexican food while keeping a... More 

Thank Scott R
New England, US
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I confess that my boyfriend and I often drive up to Brunswick just for a great meal at El Camino. For us, the food and service is that good. We've probably dined here a few dozen times over the last 10 years and never had a bad meal. The menu is so creative, the food always so fresh, service friendly... More 

Thank Bikegal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Cushing St, Brunswick, ME 04011-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-725-8228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?