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El Camino Real

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub
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1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1556
+1 215-925-1110
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Seattle, Washington
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185 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting outside here is a must. Good beer and the margaritas are pretty good. You come here for the Chronic: Pulled pork, mac & cheese, jalapeño bread crumbs, bacon bits, sweet bbq sauce. Yes, this is a heart attack on a plate, but there's no better way to die. Service can be slow late at night, but this is a... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were won over before the main course even hit the table - the chips, salsa and guacamole were fresh and delicious. We were feeling brave so we tried a pitcher of the Jalapeno margarita...WOW! Quite a bite but in a tasty, will make you feel warm n fuzzy kind of way. The main course, chicken fajitas, exceeded our expectations... More 

Thank 459dawnl
Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Noisy and hectic. The food was cold. The endless chips are per person. The only reason it got a 2 was because the drinks were on the cheaper side.

Thank Pearl G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I had a chance to hang out at El Camino. The food is very good. The crowd was nice. Russ, our bartender was awesome. Drinks were good and reasonable. I will visit again in the near future.

Thank Shantamr36
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

PROS: really good food good selection of drinks margarita by the pitcher fun atmosphere friendly accommodating service CONS: loud inside NoLibs is very laid back, so don´t expect fast service anywhere. Do not go here if you want a fast meal. If you want a seat outside and itś full, you will be waiting awhile

Thank Alexis G
Edgewater Park, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to El Camino Real a handful of times now. Consistently awesome!! Last night I had the chicken tacos and the jalapeño margaritas. I left there on fire! The tacos had the perfect amount of kick and the margarita had a lot of punch. So good! My boyfriend had the BBQ mixer and he was in heaven. It... More 

Thank Brooke B
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was here before and thought it would be great to come here on a Sunday afternoon. I brought a party of five. The decor is great and on this hot day we dined inside. We started out with Chips and Guac. I was surprised that they charge $1.00 for chips and salsa (nominal but cheap). We also order the... More 

Thank Christopher G
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I was sick of reading reviews of this place of how they didn't cater to the patron's every whim so I decided to write a review on this restaurant trying to be as unbiased as possible, which may be difficult as I truly do love the place. I've eaten here many many times and I've tried a little of everything,... More 

Thank Alex L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

You can sit outside, inside is cool too. Food is good, "country wide special" of tecate and tequila. They do BBQ food too. Try the jalepeno marg if you like spicy !

Thank Rose M
North Wildwood NJ
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153 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I held off on writing this review out of disbelief. I will preface this by saying the food that was edible was delicious, especially the queso. The queso was one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Do agree with other reviewers that the noise level is out of control. Also, our service was very good, in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1556
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-1110

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