El Camion Soho

4.2
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£25 and under
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Mexican
Tucked away in Brewer Street is El Camion, the Soho branch of Ned Conran’s – son of Terence – hip Mexican restaurant that is famous for its huge burritos and devilish cocktail list. This very central location combined with an interior that is all at once both dark and sleek, and kitsch and colourful, El Camion is the perfect venue for dates, pre-theatre bites, late night feasts and birthday parties. Decorated with brightly coloured tablecloths, flowers and a wall display of kooky hot sauces, El Camion is filled with quirky charm but the menu is classically Mexican with all of your favourites from tacos and quesadillas to salads and ice-cold Mexican beers thrown in for good measure.

We operate a hour and a half turn time on all restaurant tables and please keep in mind that we also serve a slightly reduced menu after 10.30 Monday through Saturday
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4.0
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4.1
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MF
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Mexican place across the street appeared to be far busier, but we were in no disappointed by the food at El Camion. The pork enchiladas and mushroom & queso tacos were both great.

HW
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real hidden gem this place, tucked away but amazing food and place, nice little bar area downstairs for a drink before or after

H
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing tacos and interesting flavoured beers! Would def go again!

J
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Camion was excellent, as it always is. Strongly recommended.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place to grab a quick bite pre-theatre. We weren't on the margaritas but this was clearly the place to be to sample a wide range. Really friendly staff and good food.

OT
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The service was very slow and chaotic. It seemed as if short on staff that resulted in painfully long waits. The food tasted burnt.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Visiting old friend

GH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved it but definitely not suitable for children or those that don't like spice. I know that sounds obvious but when booking 4+ you often have varying diets/tastes, these aren't catered for.
I'm a veggie and enjoyed it.
Menu could easily add a bit more choice for people who want something full of flavour but not spicy.

AA
Tokyo
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great frozen margaritas of various flavours, rather authentic Tex/Mex style fair, fun location in SoHo. Good place to start a night out with a small group of friends.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great vibe

KW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Great service. My favourite restaurant and go to spot every time I am in London. Always recommend all family and friends pay it a visit. Thanks for a great evening as always!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always a pleasant time

S
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Dingy and unclean with little atmosphere. Expectations were far higher and would not recommend dining here. Much smaller than anticipated and staff were generally taciturn. Soho location means it is near to transport links and a vibrant atmosphere but El Camion appears a bit tired in comparison with chain competitors Wahaca on Wardour Street and even La Bodegra Negra at the top of Old Compton Street. In need of a revamp and a bit of creativity to revive what I am sure was once an exciting place to dine.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun vibe, good service and food and margaritas were yummy too!

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service - casual but attentive. Food was served in a timely manner - also nice to see that other customers were enjoying the same. Thoroughly reccomend.

L
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for nachos, tacos, burritos, margaritas, tequila and all things Mexican. Delicious food at great value. I recommend the Black bean and jalepino nachos and the taco platter for a really tasty sharing meal! Always first port of call for tacos, with an immense selection of hot sauces!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was luke warm / cold

VD
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Odour from toilets downstairs hits you as you walk in which rather taints the whole experience!
Food was ok but rather bland for a Mexican and mains were a bit stodgy. Inexpensive I suppose but we were disappointed.

s
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing and I loved the frozen margaritas but it was quite expensive - would be better in future if there were some drinks deals

AP
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price, service could have been better!

c
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

amazing food for super good price cant wait to go back

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It's a shame because the actual restaurant is really cool; the interior and style and features like the hot sauce wall are nice. But the food is poor. The service is strange. We ordered our starter of nachos and before we could order our main, the waiter just walked off without saying anything - we weren't sure if he had even taken our order. One of the waitress' didn't seem to know where she was taking the food and brought the wrong dishes to our table multiple times.
My partner liked the nachos, but I didn't, they were too mushy and cold and tasted like they had been sat out for some time. The mains did not taste nice. We both had enchilladas, and they just tasted bad. You can make nicer enchilladas from the Old El Paso kit. We had a side of spicy rice to go with it, and that was plain and didn't taste good either. Seriously, save your money and go somewhere else!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While the meal was fantastic and delicious, the margaritas were WAY overpriced as was the food. Great food. The pomegranate margarita was good but my meal consisting of chips/guacamole, margarita and a bean burrito totaled around $30 USD. Too expensive for what it was.

GM
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and nice food! Great staff as well

TJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Buzzy venue, super friendly attentive staff, superb Margaritas

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Overpriced bland Tacos and terrible service despite Monday evening being very quiet. Still, they charged a service charge on the bill for a table of two.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish fresh food. Excellent large frozen margaritas. Good value for Monday. Waitstaff totally on it, friendly and efficient.
Would totally recommend.

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'm a fan of El Camion and go regularly. It rarely disappoints, the food is great and there's usually a fun atmosphere. Occasionally the service is a little slow (weirdly, especially when it's empty) but you can rely on it for quick and tasty Mexican. The cocktail bar downstairs is a hidden gem, open until 3am nearly every night.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I visited this place with a friend.
We had few drinks and platter to share. The food was nice as well as the atmosphere. Unfortunately the service was a bit slow.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food is good. Nice choice on menu. Our server was very helpful. The downside: Tables for 2 are a bit small, hence not so comfortable, and stairs down to toilets steep.

MP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn't open, falsely advertised... Need to be better in future.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Mexican cuisine lovers! Fast service, excellent location 🙂

CW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food and friendly staff.

SM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Great cocktails, good food, surly service though. Could try harder to provide a friendly smiling service in the restaurant.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The restaurant is good value for money and has some very interesting options. The service was very rushed.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and ambience, staff were really lovely and not obtrusive. The late night downstairs bar with great dj and v polite door staff was also a gem of a find. Lovely cocktails and extremely tasty authentic Mexican snack food. Will return for sure x

HB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We booked as a large group and the team were very accommodating. The sharing platters were delicious and a great option for a split-bill scenario.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant was fine but completely overpriced for what it was

a burrito, 2 margaritas and shared nachos and dip cost me and my friend £35 each, madness!

GD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Mexican, cute atmosphere and good value for London

El Camion Soho
Responded on November 12, 2018

Gracias Georgia! See you soon1

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JN
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food and value for money, good selection of Mexican food

El Camion Soho
Responded on November 12, 2018

Gracias JunN, We're glad you liked it!

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