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El Camino

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707 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank KatrinaPa
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Moewekind
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Wonderful Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price. Large menu selection. I had the green chili and it was flavorful and spicy. They will give you a sample of both the red and green chili to try. I like a little spicy and the green chili was perfect. Service was excellent. There is an lovely attached lounge.

Thank huffrx
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We ate here because it was close, just walked across the parking lot. It was you average fare but the green chili was very good. It appeared to be a diner at one time. The service was quick and hot. I was pretty busy for Friday night.

Thank ducksmama

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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
  • 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?