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El Camino

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Diner
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707 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801-4283
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the worst servers we've encountered. Completely forgot our drink order and had to ask again. Eating with our children and places hot plates directly in front of them. When ask not to do so she rolled her eyes and walked away. Rude to other servers and other patrons.

Thank pjromero
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here because we wanted a shake to take on the road, and stayed for dinner. It's sort of like a diner experience from an actual bygone age, the real deal. Nothing fancy, just easy and good.

1 Thank travelcatz1
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a huge selection of New Mexican food, breakfast foods (served all day!) and diner food. We ate biscuits and gravy, carne adovada enchiladas, a chicken finger sandwich and fries and a chicken fried steak with eggs. The portions were immense, the food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. The service was fast and friendly. The... More 

1 Thank KatrinaPa
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a great retro look. It looks like a restaurant that belongs in Kill Bill or No Country for Old Men. Also, there is a sweet bar/lounge attached to it. The food is above average diner food. Try a Frito Pie.

1 Thank Moewekind
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Older style sign suggests at the age of the El Camino, but what we found inside was delightful! A touch of the 60s-era décor updated with a southwestern flair. As for the food, we went with restaurant basics - ground beef patty with mushrooms, onions, brown gravy, and chicken-fried steak with white gravy and mashed potatoes. We were extremely pleased... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast served all day and the menu is varied. The chef salad was excellent, with a wide variety of veggies. The egg dish and hash browns were good. Friendly staff.

Thank ChicknAmy
tribune ks
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Econo Lodge next door so decided to have dinner here. My hubby had a burger which he said was good. I had a pick three combo Mexican plate. Some of the items are not made fresh but brought in frozen. The food was ok. I did enjoy the Hatch green and red chili. Service was... More 

Thank lotsofslots
Tubac, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We were staying at the Econo Motel next door. Perfect place for dinner after a long day drive. The food was good, discount for motel guest. Very good pie!

Thank Mike b
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I loved the prices and the amount of food. Most important as always is how we were greeted. The staff was very inviting and nice. Loved the food too!!!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Williams, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

this is popular, but for me too run down and bland menu- I love don juan diner it is clean fresh and good food

Thank d l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801-4283
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: 505.835.1180

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