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El Camino - El Camino Cantina The Rocks, The Rocks, AU-NSW

El Camino Cantina The Rocks

3.7
3.7
130 reviews
$A40 and under
Tex-Mex
Tucked in the cobblestone streets of Sydney’s most historic CBD precinct, “The Rocks” you’ll find El Camino Cantina, a large, loud and fun Tex-Mex bar filled with BIG Margaritas, Legendary Tex-Mex and Classic Rock n Roll music and entertainment.Roll up your sleeves and get ready to hit the bar for tacos, over 100 different varieties of tequila and mezcal, big margaritas and American style Mexican food aka “Tex-Mex”.El Camino Cantina is unashamedly Tex-Mex (not Mexican) from the food to the drinks and the music to the decor.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9259 5668

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Catering available please contact our events team for your enquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Exclusive hire: up to 350 guestsFor those looking to live it large, you can hire out the entirety of El Camino Cantina for up to 350 The 27 Club: UP TO 50 GUESTS A semi-private event space – our infamous 27 Club with courtyard access – available for hire for up to 50 guests. The Bar: up to 160 guestsLet’s be honest – the bar is the place to be. You can hire out our bar area for up to 160 guests cocktail style

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Cross Street

    Harrington Street

  • Parking Details

    Paid parking garage available across the road as well as on-street parking along Harrington and Argyle Street.

  • Public Transit

    Circular Quay, Wynyard, Bridge Street

  • Entertainment

    Join us for the 27 Club Party on the 27th of every month for a live band, trivia and drink specials!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. P

    Pdthefoodie

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It's a great place to catch up with friends with a fun vibe but the food lacks flavour and shows a lack of effort. We ordered the tacos, Queso Blanco and the burrito bowl with the fillings being achiote chicken, mushrooms and black beans. Fair to say that if I do go here again next time, I'll probably just go for the drinks, the vibe and the service.
  2. UW

    UWSDiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant closed before my reservation time. They told me that they always close at 9:30 (OT let me book a 10pm reservation) and moreover, that they were unaware that they accepted OT reservations.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    First time eating there. It’s was a fun atmosphere food was really good margaritas went down well only down fall was the menus were sticky and one of our guests received there meal 10min before everyone else in saying that though it was very busy.
  4. SM

    SharonM

    Sydney

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It was my daughter
  5. JP

    JanP

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went with our son and his 3 children for Fathers Day celebrations, we also have been several times before. The service and food is always great, it’s not too costly but what we like most is how comfortable and welcoming the restaurant is. Staff are lovely, we arrived 10 minutes early and it was not a problem, the staff are very friendly to all of us and there is something on the menu for everyone.
  6. JL

    JenniferL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We were one of the first tables in the dining room. Servers were friendly but we had to ask where my margarita was as 2/3 food had been delivered. the margaritas are tasty and good value but hard to drink without a straw and so we had to flag someone down to ask for one. in the end, I didn't have time to finish it ( it came so late and hard to drink) we had to wait a while and ask if the last dish was coming as we were waiting to eat together. the server didn't say the usual " the rest of food is coming" so we just waited then had to flag someone down again. We are not difficult customers and felt bad each time we had to get a hold of someone. there is no expectation of a tip here in Sydney but if we were anywhere else, this would be close to no customer service. Not once did anyone come and check on us. the free nachos were nice but not sure if it made up for rest of the uncertainty with the meal. the whole thing was a bit of a let down, but we were in at 5pm on a monday with our 2 kids, not young childrn and maybe not their usually clientele- if this is their way of telling us not to return. you accomplished it.
  7. a

    area51tazz

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Music was very loud all over with no options for an area where you could hear each other. Good was great and service was good.
  8. JP

    JasP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great vibe at an amazing venue
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We reserved a table but they sat us in the bar where there wasn’t any table service. We didn’t realise this until we waited 15mins to get someone’s attention and they then told us no table service in the bar area. I’ve been here before and loved it but all the staff working that day seemed like they didn’t want to be there. Not sure if I’ll eat there again after this experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We set ourselves down as we waiting to be seated and no staff member was bothered assist us to a seating area. The food was tasteless And of poor quality the service had taken very long our food was not ready for 27 minutes after ordering and what’s the bill has arrived we were overcharged by $17 I was very upset as I had out of state guess that was looking forward to a traditional Mexican experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous lively restaurant with very friendly staff. They had a problem with our open table booking, as they never received it, but found us a table anyway.
  12. SR

    SReedBro

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good fun and good atmosphere
  13. KP

    KylieP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very noisy and unpleasant - like a massive food hall with crap music.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was very very average considering the prices. Wait staff were friendly but forgot items we ordered, didn’t bring water to table, table water stank, corn tortillas dry and crumbled. Tacos fillings were not good at all, salty and very poor. Great place and amazing tequila menu but the rest needs a serious review. Can’t believe Neil Perry has this in his portfolio, the food quality is so far from his standards and what he writes, cooks and believes in.
  15. SC

    SarahC

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2018

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    I guess we
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience of my life! Harassing staff, bad food, no value for money banquet and an extremely rude assistant manager. Can’t even rate it a one star.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to El Camino for my daughters birthday. Food was great. A bit noisy. Maybe a tad expensive. But would recommend it. One of our guests was vegan so he was able to choose foods to suit.
  18. S

    Stephzulu

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Good for a group and the service is ok, but we had an issue with the food. One of our party who has a severe gluten allergy was served the wrong meal, despite being careful and clear with her order. I'd be more complementary of this venue if the staff and kitchen were more careful, especially concerning food allergies.
  19. VH

    VivH

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2017

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Was expensive for what was delivered. There's many other wonderful Mexican restaurants in Sydney I'd be happier revisiting.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Unfortunately the service was quite bad. We were left at the table without drinks and unable to catch the eye of staff without actually getting up from our table to get someone which we had to do at least 3 times. A bit disappointing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had an amazing time here last night! The vibe was awesome and just sets the tone for an amazing night. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have fun!
  22. MA

    MaryAnn

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Service generally always a bit slow, its a good place to perfect the art of either catching the waiter/ess eye or being a memorable table! Food good but can be hit and miss, head sized beers and margaritas always a good time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Love the Happy Hour deals. Food is great. No possibility of conversations as the music was very loud.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great vibe, loved the ghost chili chicken wings and huge margaritas. Wall art is awesome and there's an old 1950s Juke Box for free plays. Don a sombrero and get into it guys!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall a very good experience but disappointed when I was told there was some "corkage fee" of $4 per head for birthday cake. When I did my booking I've asked if I could bring a cake but my booking was confirmed without any mentioned of that specific fee. The waitress was kind enough to reduce it to $3 per head. The situation could've been different if I was notified instead of learning about extra fee on the spot. 😡😡😡
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    1.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service here is terrible. Booked for a large group, when we arrived were seated at 2 separate tables as the table they had allocated to us wasn't set for enough people. After sitting down we then were told to move again because we had been seated at the wrong table. The wait staff made up more tables and then we had to move over to another table that should of been set up to begin with. The staff we rude and unprofessional. Food was average, nothing special and pricey for what came out.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I had wanted to try this place for a while and unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. The food was average at best and portions were small, the only good part was the margaritas, although they are expensive, they are also very large. The sangaria was also not particularly pleasant. Service was very slow and non-responsive.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing Food & drinks, Amazing value for money
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great value for money on Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour margarita. So happy they do flavoured ones as part of the Happy Hour too as I only really like the strawberry ones and loads of places just do Classics in HH deals.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Th staff were quick to serve you without rushing you. Food was great and so were the margaritas! Overall a fantastic place to grab some food and drinks with friends and family.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food and drinks order incorrect several times. Wait staff continually coming to our table for orders that were not ours.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow but understandable with such great deal! The value for money is excellent and the food is delicious. The drink menu is also excellent and adventurous! Would definitely go back. Great for a group of friends/family
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A fun spot with good Tex-Mex. Best hot wings I've had in Sydney, 10 cents each with a drink purchase on Wednesdays, an ABSOLUTE bargain! Great service, good vibe, just good all round fun!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks and lovely decor. Was a hoot!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food quality was extremely poor. We only ordered tacos (pork, chicken, fish) They brought us out lamb which we hadn't ordered and weren't clear with what type of meat was in eat taco.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went on a Wednesday night for the 10c wings promotion with a large margarita which was delicious. Food was served in a timely manner by friendly waitstaff. The restaurant had a really great vibe and lots of energy around the place. Definitely good value for money and place to hang out with your mates.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic and value for money amazing. Beverage service was quite slow, however we were a large group ordering cocktails.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I enjoy the drinks and the food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food at a reasonable price, the tacos and wings are always a hit. Most of the staff are attentive an helpful and the place has good music and vibe. Beware though, ordering tacos in a big group isn't a good idea unless you are just ordering 20 of the same taco. Even if you order 3 or 4 (the taco holder holds 4)they won't be on one tray, they'll be all mixed up and you have to guess which are yours and be constantly passing them down the table. It's taco roulette !
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really cool setting, it is something different in the City kinda of like an American diner but fancy. I went for lunch and the food came out quick, the food is nice at a great price. Music is grunge/rock music and the staff are friendly. Overall I would recommend going to see a different type of place that is fun and has ambiance. It would be a good place to go on a date or in a group.

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El Camino Cantina The Rocks is rated 3.7 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Harrington Street

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Paid parking garage available across the road as well as on-street parking along Harrington and Argyle Street.

  • Public Transit

    Circular Quay, Wynyard, Bridge Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Join us for the 27 Club Party on the 27th of every month for a live band, trivia and drink specials!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining

  • Phone number

    (02) 9259 5668

  • Catering

    Catering available please contact our events team for your enquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Exclusive hire: up to 350 guestsFor those looking to live it large, you can hire out the entirety of El Camino Cantina for up to 350 The 27 Club: UP TO 50 GUESTS A semi-private event space – our infamous 27 Club with courtyard access – available for hire for up to 50 guests. The Bar: up to 160 guestsLet’s be honest – the bar is the place to be. You can hire out our bar area for up to 160 guests cocktail style

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