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El Camino Real

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1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1551
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

PROS: really good food good selection of drinks margarita by the pitcher fun atmosphere friendly accommodating service CONS: loud inside NoLibs is very laid back, so don´t expect fast service anywhere. Do not go here if you want a fast meal. If you want a seat outside and itś full, you will be waiting awhile

Thank Alexis G
Edgewater Park, New Jersey, United States
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to El Camino Real a handful of times now. Consistently awesome!! Last night I had the chicken tacos and the jalapeño margaritas. I left there on fire! The tacos had the perfect amount of kick and the margarita had a lot of punch. So good! My boyfriend had the BBQ mixer and he was in heaven. It... More 

Thank Brooke B
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here before and thought it would be great to come here on a Sunday afternoon. I brought a party of five. The decor is great and on this hot day we dined inside. We started out with Chips and Guac. I was surprised that they charge $1.00 for chips and salsa (nominal but cheap). We also order the... More 

Thank Christopher G
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I was sick of reading reviews of this place of how they didn't cater to the patron's every whim so I decided to write a review on this restaurant trying to be as unbiased as possible, which may be difficult as I truly do love the place. I've eaten here many many times and I've tried a little of everything,... More 

Thank Alex L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

You can sit outside, inside is cool too. Food is good, "country wide special" of tecate and tequila. They do BBQ food too. Try the jalepeno marg if you like spicy !

Thank Rose M
North Wildwood NJ
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140 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I held off on writing this review out of disbelief. I will preface this by saying the food that was edible was delicious, especially the queso. The queso was one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Do agree with other reviewers that the noise level is out of control. Also, our service was very good, in... More 

Thank hoholmes
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Came in on a Saturday night and got a table right away. Server was friendly and the sangria was delish. Friends all got mexican food that was just OK but my bbq platter was excellent. I got pulled pork, brat, and brisket all were delish. Very reasonable prices and portions were good.

Thank yeahdilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have come to this restaurant for several happy hours with friends after work. The pig wings (chicken wings but with pork) are fantastic as are the brisket tacos. Great food, cheap (but strong) drinks. I would suggest outdoor seating if possible, it's very loud inside and if you don't want to scream throughout your whole meal.

Thank CatsFilmingTea
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Pros: My son chose this place to have his birthday celebration. He is a vegetarian and this is one of his new favorite "go to" because they have a lot of menu options for him and it's things you wouldn't find anywhere else. He had vegetarian hot wings for an appetizer and a vegetarian cheesesteak for his dinner. Yes, you... More 

Thank Debra G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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243 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were in the Northern Liberties area and looking for a bite to eat. Someone in our party recommended this place. We were seated outside in a pleasant area. But then it started. Everything just took a long time in this zone. Took longer than normal for waiter to greet us and then bring drinks. We ordered chips and guacamole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1551
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-925-1110

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