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Mon-Wed, 11:30am-11pm; Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri, 11:30am-1am; Sat, 10:30am-1am; Sun, 10:30am-11pm
Nearby Subway Stops
L at First Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Brunch - Weekend
- Dine at the Bar
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- Full Bar
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Houston St. to 23rd St., Ave. B to Lafayette St.
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Despite being just another East Village cantina with fairly good Mexican grub, El Camion has a certain charm. To clarify, it’s not actually a truck (as a translation of the name would suggest), but the pine-paneled 40-seat room does have a lively painting of a truck on the wall, and a cheerful atmosphere underscored by floor-to-ceiling windows and colorful accents. The standard south-of-the-border spread is hit or miss: Chips are warm and crispy, and the salsa is puréed and so tasty that you need to order extra to pour over the rest of your meal, but the guacamole is lamentably bland. Tacos and tortillas are too dry, but the fajitas are nice and juicy, with generous peppers and onions. It's the selection of cheap, strong drinks, though, that make your visit worthwhile. The bar offers 23-plus tequilas and twelve margaritas de la casa that come with Patron silver, triple sec, fresh lime, and nine flavor options, plus variations like the Frozen Vampirita (topped with red sangria). All this adds up to an easy, enjoyable option for pre-going-out drinks or a boozy brunch, plus great specials like $5 margaritas at happy hour and a $10 brunch plate with wine or sangria.
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