I make sure that every week I take the opportunity to try something new. When accidentally passing by El Camino when walking through Bo Kaap in the morning, I decided to have a lunch meeting at this little spot with a few colleagues.
With its lovely small and trendy interior, El Camino oozes a cool and casual look. Their menu brings something fresh and new to Cape Town’s CBD. If Bree Street is all about street food, American cuisine and hearty sandwiches, El Camino is perfect for those who want to mix it up, and try something different. Surely, you can still get the pulled pork sandwich and the staple burger, but El Camino is also fusing Asian cuisine to add some variety for its visitors.
I went for Eat Out’s suggestion of Beef Teriyaki with grilled vegetables. It was plentiful soft spiced flavors, and the veggies were nice and crispy. My colleague, who ordered a curry, had a significantly bigger portion than me, so I’d advice asking about portions sizes to suit your appetite (I had a little space left at the end). Drinks wise, El Camino has healthy juices and original mixes, and their lemongrass tea was also great.
Sitting outside on a pavement table was fine, considering the quiet road (and our great weather which has finally returned). The staff was kind and welcoming, and I’d definitely advice you to give it a try. I’ll happily come back for the breakfast, because their Eggs Benedict have apparently quite the reputation.
3/5 on a scale of casual city eateries
El Camino’s Website
021 422 2552
(Photo: El Camino’s Facebook Page)