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El Camino Real Mexican Rest

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885 Pennsylvania Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2529
(502) 349-7193
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

I could eat here everyday! I've had Mexican food in Mexico that wasn't as good as El Caminos! Never had anything I didn't like. Great for lunch of dinner.

Thank Janna Lyn H
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Ate there 2 days for 2 meals. First meal was super food and super service. second day food was good, but service was terrible. Its a gamble on service.

Thank Redroofhater
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good. Had the pollo molecajete and it was enough for two really. Salsa was bland but everything selle tasted fresh. Service was good. Don't use the restroom or you might lose your appetite. Atmosphere was not that great.

Thank WyoCwby
Mid South
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

Right across the street from the Hampton Inn, so convenience was a big plus. The food was average Mexican and service was the same. Price was middle of the road, too. Nice place to eat if you're staying nearby and don't want to drive, but I probably wouldn't go there otherwise.

Thank Linda H
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

My family of four decided to eat here while vacationing in Bardstown. It looked a bit worn on the outside, but once inside, the service was very friendly, taking us immediately to a table. The food was fantastic, and served a very short time after ordering. Everybody devoured their food! The waiter was very pleasant, visiting the table when appropriate.... More 

Thank DavidS112255
Cleveland, Tennessee
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food was average. I asked for a substitution on my meal and that was done without any problem. The service and timeliness of my meal being served was excellent. Also the bar service was great. However, the food was just average.

Thank tennesseekate
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food and drinks in town! Great daily specials! Owner, Roy does a great job making you feel welcome and glad you there!

Thank Melinda M
London, Kentucky
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Its really good Mexican food with a friendly staff! I love it. Its obvious from the cars in the parking lot, a lot of other folks do too.

Thank 510edwards
Poughkeepsie, New York
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015

Since we were at the Hampton Inn - we asked the staff where to eat close by. We chose El Camino and were definitely surprised. Friendly, family atmosphere. More than generous portions of well prepared dishes, very reasonably priced and they make an awesome hot sauce!

Thank Maggie G
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at the Hampton Inn next door. The food was quick, delicious, and they had a family friendly atmosphere.

1 Thank greenmtntrail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 885 Pennsylvania Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2529
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: (502) 349-7193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?