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“Good But Far From Great”

El Camino Real Resturaunt
Ranked #245 of 698 Restaurants in Toledo
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Toledo, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good But Far From Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Overall the food was good to average and a little pricey. Portion size for the fajitas was generous. The handmade guacamole was tremendous, well worth the $6 price. The food came out quickly for 4 of us, but one order was completely the wrong dish and had to wait for the dish to arrive with no attempt at an apology by the waitress. Also, after the food arrived we had to flag someone down for tableware, unfortunately this was the case with our waitress the entire meal. She was not very attentive. Maybe she was having a bad night or maybe she was just a bad waitress. The atmosphere was good for conversation among friends, but not for private conversation. This was my third trip, second for dinner. I have never been overly impressed with the food although I would say the fajitas was the best dinner thus far and the handmade guacamole is a must. In the previous visits service was better. I don't know if I will return.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Toledo
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Horrible Food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

This restaurant is TERRIBLE! We went there twice and each time was the same:BAD! The food stunk! I think the only reason people can say the food is good is because they've had one too many margaritas! The flavor of the food was awful and the atmosphere was the same! Even worse- they brought out a hat when it was someones birthday and made them put it on! They then proceeded to put it on the other birthday guests after that! I cant imagine how much lice that thing has! Overall, horrible! Will not return!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank sstravels101
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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Meeting Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

My sister and I went out for dinner at El Camino Real and loved the service, quality, and fun atmosphere. We were sat at an intimate two person table and had no problem conversing and eating for about an hour. Our food came out quickly (my drink was fabulous) and our waiter did not hover. I am giving this restaurant two thumbs up!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sing4Elohim
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Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Place to Dine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food is good and the service was great. Great atmosphere. A good family experience or romantic place for two.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Mitchell M
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sanibel
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Can't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

We went back to El Camino on Woodville rd. and it was a great decision. We had fresh made Guacamole (med. heat) as an appetizer and it was excellent. Then we had Taco's ($1.00 each on Tuesday) They were twice as big as anywhere else in town, and very good too, not just big. The service as always is very good and the hospitality is second to none, the Margie's are good too! We will be back for sure.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank john829
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