El Camión

Mexican, Food Truck
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5314 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297-1124
Tuesday
10:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday
10:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday
10:30am - 8:00pm
Friday
10:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday
10:30am - 8:00pm
Sunday
10:30am - 8:00pm

BEST FOOD TRUCKS 2012: #46

 

For anyone who knows Spanish, the name of this one makes perfect sense. For those who don’t, "El Camión" means the truck. And as SeattleWeekly noted earlier this year, it's owner Scott McGinnis’ homage to many of the more nondescript taco trucks in Southern California where he’s from, which prowled the streets in a time before trucks were trendy. "There'd be one nearby and McGinnis, familiar with the area's truckie scene, would turn to his buddies and ask, 'Hey, wanna go to the truck?'" Like those aforementioned trucks, El Camión serves quite a few different carnes, including carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas, cochinita pibil, adobada, chorizo, lengua, tripas, cabeza, and fish. There are tacos, burritos, quesadillas, gorditas, mulitas, tortas, tamales, and breakfast burritos. It’s a big menu, and that doesn’t even include the platos, which are worth a spin through of their own. Whatever you get, take comfort that McGinnis makes all six of his salsas from scratch. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012

 

TWITTER: @elcamionseattle
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Tips

  • best tacos in town...and friendly service.
  • Eat here. Best Mexican.
  • Yes, there is a line. Yes, it is worth it.
  • The burritos are SO MUCH FOOD.
  • The spicy shrimp plate is pretty much the best deal ever. $10 for a plate full of shrimp, beans and rice, enough for 2 meals.
  • The veggie burrito is amazing! And its a solid 3 meals.
  • protip: you only need ONE tamale.
  • Try the fish tacos!
  • One word: torta carnitas
  • Your tongue demands tongue. I mean lengua. Two lengua tacos and another pick of your choice (I went with fish). But seriously, get the lengua tacos.
  • A+ Street Tacos
  • Carnitas butritos, tacos dorados and the tamales- they are wrapped in a banana leaf! So delish, not soaked in cheese and fresh!!
  • Lengua, Asada, Mole, salsas... The whole package man
  • The burritos are GIANT!
  • Waking the local Ballard breweries and want that amazing El Camin grub? The truck is a diamond in the rough!
  • Tasty & cheap!!
  • If you're eating there get a tamale along with your order. They're big, delicious and already made so you can eat right away!
  • Best fish tacos ever
  • Tacos and gorditas are great. Adobada pork, in fact all their pork is awesome. Not a fan of their burritos, however, not the best tortilla and the ratios seem off.
  • Can't go wrong with anything here! The burritos are huge. Delicious tacos. Awesome gorditas. Grab some red or green salsas to round it all out!

Nearby places

5010 14th Ave NW (at NW 51st St)
5314 15th Ave NW (at NW 54th St)
1423 NW Market St (at 15th Ave NW)