El Camino Mexican Kitchen

4.6
390 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Bright, engaging So. Cal. chill gives way to PDG’s spin on imaginative Mexican fare. Inviting aesthetic peppered with pops of color and a contemporary comfort. Fresh and fun cocktail offerings are anchored by a selection of over 100 tequilas and mescals, while a refreshingly eager and excited service team round out our newest North Wilmington offering.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-543-4245, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 390 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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vipSuz10
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service and yummy margaritas.

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viplimeru
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Blood orange margarita was to die for! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Service slow but we were not in a rush so it was ok. I think our server was also the daytime bartender? We will return!

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PaulR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and drink in a good clean atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Will not try to eat here any time soon. They accepted my reservation, only for me to arrive, with my out of town friend, to a closed restaurant

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Servers are so nice and good!
Matt was great last night

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Gail
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the wait staff was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Caitlin and the servers are great!

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KimH
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good service and tasty food. Clean bathroom. Only issue I have is that our waitress did not wear a face mask. Thanks.

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DeannaM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crispy shrimp tacos were amazing! We enjoyed the outdoor patio atmosphere. Server was super nice. Overall an excellent visit and will definitely go back soon

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JamesE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was in for a celebration dinner. This is my wife’s favorite restaurant for the crunchy shrimp tacos. The chimichangas are great had them for the first. The rice and beans are tasty , and the chips and salsa keep coming.

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vipGLC55
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Margaritas were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

We both ordered chicken enchiladas. Took a long time to get them, as the kitchen appeared to be backed up. When they arrived, they were overcooked and dry. The rice and beans were lukewarm. The kitchen needs more and better staffing. The service was excellent and the Margaritas were fabulous! We will try it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We loved this restaurant! Decor is fantastic! Ambiance awesome! Cute outdoor space as well with sweet lighting and plants that make it feel cozy. Food is very fresh! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and amazing drinks! One of my favorite mexican spots in north wilmington!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Friendly staff. We had a nice time :)

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a1ctt
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding service and great food and drinks. Our go to place locally for an upscale Mexican meal.

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JamesE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fantastic. The staff could not be more excellent; we always enjoy our time at El Camino!

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great server

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ArijS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was pretty good. We’ll go back. A little pricey for Mexican. Nice place, friendly staff. Kind of a long wait for food. No big deal during Covid with staff being so hard to find.
Overall positive experience.

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Wilmo
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Fajitas way over cooked - order of chicken was so dry and not edible. Similarly the filet fajitas also quite dry and overcooked.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good all around good experience. Food was tasty and service was great. American Mexican but worth the trip! Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipJSBindel
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We really like El Camino and will continue to go here. The only thing that's fishy is how they price their drinks. We ordered tequila on the rocks. Bill said $8.00 for tequila and $4.00 for ice!!! Just charge $12.00 for the damn drink and be done with it. Manager took drinks off the bill, which was cool.

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PaulR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Street corn the best.

Drinks outstanding

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Special
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a good meal here, one of our favorite places to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and super clean environment

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MT26
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal in a bright, friendly environment. Very good service. The carne asada was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️AMAZING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✨Impeccable Service! ✨Well mannered staff,very accommodating✨ 😋 From the appetizers to dessert each meal was outstanding😋

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vipMomof4
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an early dinner and our dining experience was great. The margaritas and appetizers were awesome and visually appealing, but the table service by Patrick was stellar. We will definitely return again!

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Eastsider2014
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful setting indoors and outdoors. Wonderful service and delicious food. Great winning combination!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Celebrated a new job, had an amazing margarita and great tacos! Highly recommend

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bitetracker24
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service is the main aspect here, specially the servers with good knowledge of the menu but honest and personal recommendations. I ordered chicken taquitos as my appetizer and carne asada as the main plus a can of Tecate, a north Baja California beer to wash everything down.
The tacos were ok but I prefer fried tacos made with corn tortilla instead of wheat flour because the fried tortilla crumbles. I noted they do not use pulled chicken which helps get a nicer meat consistency as opposed to a semi-blended grounded chicken that resembles more the consistency of pre-made tacos from Costco. Salsa verde and roja were a bit better with the flavor / heat balance and just a bit too lemony for my taste. In salsas I like to get the flavor of onion and garlic (grilled or raw) and not so much any attempts to balance that with “sweet or sugary” elements like corn (worst if it is sweet corn) and others. The carne asada came with rice called cheesy rice but my problem is that it is not a risotto and it should look and taste like that, good old fluffy and semi-dried rice. The meat itself was flavorful although a bit over cooked in the outside (beyond a normal searing, cutting through it required more effort) and the type of meat was not super tender as in a nice arrachera (skirt steak) or a mignon / rib eye or New York type of cuts. A feature of the dish was the poblano peppers but it was so little that you could barely taste and savor them properly. I think this same dish without the cheese should balance much better and allow the flavors of the poblanos to stand out. In general it was edible, but I don’t think this will be on the “repeat” list.
Apologies for no pictures but I was not really motivated to take pictures this time.

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The food at El Camino overall was good some of it was surprisingly bland for what it was, but it was a good experience overall

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DWE2255
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Terrific food and drink for a very reasonable price. Nice atmosphere. Great staff! Very authentic cuisine!!!

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vipAndyT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Have been here twice before and had a great experience both times…..brought a group here for a family dinner on my recommendation on a Sunday at 530 and was not pleased. Drinks took 35 min after they were ordered and not good……food came out 45 min after drinks came! Two orders of fajitas were burnt and a kids order of chicken tacos had very spicy chicken in it. I’m all about a one off so I’ll give it another chance but this was a miss a big miss and I doubt the other two couples I went with will ever be back. Bummer of an almost 300 meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The ambience was cute, but the food was too American to be Mexican. Nothing tasted authentic. Disappointed

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AlishaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second time there and both experiences have been great! Good and service is amazing!

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vipMame
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have Celiac disease and they always accommodate my food requirements. Food is excellent, fresh, and interesting flavors. Love love the tacos. Even the gluten free tortillas are yummy. Also, best margaritas you will ever have. Not your typical Mexican restaurant.

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jillehrlich
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great shrimp tacos. Perfect place to catch up with friends . Please bring back Shrimp Cazuelas!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Camino Mexican Kitchen using the Order Online button. El Camino Mexican Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 543-4245.

El Camino Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.