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“Dead or dying?”
Review of El Camino Cantina - CLOSED

El Camino Cantina
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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Description: El Camino Cantina is located in the heart of Taos. Come and enjoy the beautiful Taos views from the upstairs patio with a signature margarita or a delicious cocktail infusion. Try one of the $3 shrimp tacos, a cheese plate or delicious ceviche appetizer for lunch or dinner and relax in the laid back atmosphere inside or out. Open 7 days a week from noon to midnight.
cleveland, ohio, u.s.a.
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Dead or dying?”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

We made a point of finding this place because of reviews that said it was a friendly place where locals hung out. Walked in at 2 pm on Saturday and the place was empty. I mean empty, as in us and the bartender. Very uncomfortable, so we turned around and went next door to The Gorge. Much better. Not sure what's up with El Camino.

Thank interactive_al
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raychele10, General Manager at El Camino Cantina, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
El Camino Cantina is more of a night time bar/lounge as opposed to a lunch spot and thus our hours are much later then most other places in town. We open at 4pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends, which would explain why it was so quiet when you stopped in at 2pm. The fact that we open later however, does not take away from our unique cocktails, friendly staff, and delicious food. El Camino would be a great place to go dancing later in the evening or hang out on the patio for a cocktail during happy hour. We hope that you try us again the next time you are in town, but please remember to come a bit later (if it's a crowd you are looking for) because most nights we are packed with locals and tourists alike! Sorry for the confusion about the hours but I can assure you that you will not be disappointed in the staff, atmosphere, cocktails, and food on your next visit. Hope to see you soon.
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A local type place”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We sat and had a beer, while deciding what to do next. Great music, friendly guys behind the bar.

Visited July 2012
Thank Judy V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Just had a burger off the new menu-been goin to El Camino for a long time but if you're in Taos-best place for a burger and a beer. Great service, good people, and a great place to just sit back and relax

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1 Thank Bigsomoan
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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun place for drinks”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

We stopped in for beers. The staff & bartender made sure we had a great time. Try the pineapple drink....it's strong!

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Jazmine E
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El Paso, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Sports Bar”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Watched playoff games here. Great beer prices. Great bartender who helped us have a great time.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Caryl t
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