This newbie brings together popular zeitgeisty tropes like cheap taco truck food and a heap of appealingly retro-funky style and attitude. 

G.A. Benton, Columbus Alive


Walking into El Camino is like walking into a Quentin Tarantino movie: the anachronistic ’70s decor, long-lost AM hits playing on vinyl, cheap plates of tacos, even cheaper cans of beer.

Brian Lindamood, Columbus Monthly

I moved from San Francisco in September, which I'd consider the National Mall of taquerias and taco trucks. I've been disappointed every time in Columbus about purported great taco shops/trucks around here. But El Camino is definitely an oasis in the desert of Ohio taco choices... [Y]ou can't beat this place for the price and quality. 3 great tacos and a Corona for less than 10 bucks.

Thomas L., San Francisco - via Yelp

The downtown scene just keeps gettin' better!  ... El Camino Inn is the real deal, folks. It's owned by the same people who run Club 185 and Little Palace, so I knew it had to be good. The menu is really limited, and I kinda love that. To me, that means they want to make just a few things really well. Their margaritas - while on the pricey side - are hand-crafted and incredibly delicious. And the service is top-notch. Our server was fast, friendly, and really helpful in making decisions.  I'm most excited that when I want authentic Mexican food, I don't have to drive all the way to the West Side! 

Bryant M., Columbus  - via Yelp


This is quickly becoming one of my favorite downtown spots.  Everyone is friendly, from the employees to the other patrons...  It would be easy to expect some cheap and heavy bar food at a place like this.  Not the case at all.  The burrito and taco were light and fresh and full of flavor. Even with the food, and drinks, I couldn't believe how low my tab was.

Sean R., Columbus - via Yelp