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El Camino

Map & Directions 3628 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
  • Mexican
  • Sun 10am-12am, Mon-Thu 11am-12am, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Westword's Description

When owner Grant Gingerich decided to turn the former Swimclub32 into something that would better fit the rapidly changing Highlands neighborhood, he drew inspiration from the taquerias that had been sprinkled throughout the area for years -- but gave the concept a shot of sex appeal. He painted the building bright pink, opened the windows to the outside, and filled the bar with skulls, chandeliers made of beer cans and other flashy Mexican accoutrements. The atmosphere at El Camino is fun and welcoming, and so is the food. While the board is too heavy on things like molten cheese and too light on things like intestines to really sate a craving for authentic Mexican, it's also not hip like the menu at one of Rick Bayless's upscale Chicago joints. Instead, the food here is unpretentious, pulling from all regions of Mexico -- simple fare influenced by the desires of American palates that pairs well with El Camino's killer margaritas. They're the best in town, as are the nachos. And the dollar tacos on Tuesday are a terrific deal.

Merchant's Description

At el Camino, we are passionate about providing every guest with the best dining or drinking experience possible.

We care about our customers and our environment by recycling all of our bottles, cans and cardboard and utilizing 100% wind-power.

el Camino also uses as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. From chiles to cervezas, everything comes from close to home! During the spring and summer, enjoy the freshest mint and cilantro, grown 100% organic on our roof top garden!

Member Reviews

  • Spaz4 wrote a review for El Camino
    on 03/30/11

    Best Cantina this side of the Border Ya'l! I absolutely adore E Camino! This place has evolved so much over time after transforming from Swim Club (wine bar) to what is now a super chill and inviting Mexican Restaurant and cantina with ocal artists displayed on every wall. Their food is awesome and reasonably priced, great drinks and my favorite staff. I am aways greeted with a... More >>

  • subs7 wrote a review for El Camino
    on 07/09/10

    Love the brunch - be sure to add the awesome choizo to your huevos. And, you gotta try the enchiladas with mushroom jalapeno sauce.

  • likemestephen wrote a review for El Camino
    on 12/07/09

    Closed . Now Mexican bar "El Camino" Which I'd recommend.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Denver Westword on 04/19/11

    Voted Best Nachos in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • Denver Westword on 04/19/11

    Voted Best House Margarita in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • DenverHappyHour on 07/18/10

    Food: $1.50 chips and salsa; $5 select appetizers Drink: $1.50 - $3 High Life, PBRs, local beersEvery Day 4pm-6:30pm

  • JJ A. on 05/08/11

    ¬°Get the Queso!

  • Kelsey on 04/09/11

    Love the atmosphere! Delish food & cold beer...

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