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El Camino

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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707 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801-4283
+1 505-835-1180
00:00 - 23:59
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for dinner. This is the kind of place you would typically go after a night out. The food was just great! I had tacquitos and a tostada salad. The guacamole is AWESOME.. the food was great as well, nice sized portions. If you're in Socorro this is one place to grab some good food.

Thank RobC C
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Econo Lodge next door so received 10% at the El Camino. Nice to be able to walk over after driving all day. Place was quite full ... always a good sign. The fish was OK but the taco salad was excellent! Service was quick.

Thank Patches-in-Manitoba
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way through town and thought we try this place based on the reviews. It was lunchtime, but they serve breakfast 24 hours a day. Thank you!!! The huevos rancheros were excellent, and the french toast breakfast didn't disappoint. The friendly waitresses keep your coffee cup filled, which was very much appreciated. If we are ever coming... More 

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Chattanooga, United States
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful option as a diner - it is open 24-hours a day, and serves traditional New Mexico fare as well as diner standards. It is a tremendous value for the money, the people are marvelous, and the interior decorations are original; very unique experience.

Thank Ellen H
Cleburne, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was great - reminded me of the old diners my parents took me to as a kid; The service was great - quick, friendly and efficient! The service team actually worked as a team - all of the servers were serving food, refilling coffee, etc... It was great! The food was absolutely delicious! My companion had pancakes and... More 

Thank ginnabenke
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Gotta try the Navajo taco- absolutely delicious! And the taquitos are amazing. Would definitely come back when I'm in the area.

Thank Kris C
Tyrone, New Mexico
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on our way back from Albuquerque and were pleasantly surprised. The food was good and filling, with a wide variety. Service was a little slow but it's was Sunday mid-morning after church so they were busy. Will be our go to when we're traveling thru Socorro.

Thank amberm367
Sheridan, Wyoming
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Our friend recommended this place. He had the pigs in a blanket (sausages wrapped in pancakes) w/ eggs and it looked wonderful. We had typical breakfast food. Very good and quick.

Thank Paintyhands
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Socorro for lunch on our way South. El Camino had a lot of cars so we figured we'd try it out. I'm so glad we did. Seeing as it was busy, it took about 15-20 min to get our food, but we were sitting at the counter and saw the amount of food coming out. Hubby ordered the... More 

Thank Susan K
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

the service here is always a hit or a miss. Sometimes the wait staff is on it and friendly and other times they are slow and rude. Luckily we had a good hostess and waitress. Our food was brought out fast. I got the nachos with green chile. It was loaded down with beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and the chile.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801-4283
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: +1 505-835-1180

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