El Camino

Francesca Wilson
Martin Kevill

El Camino, Whitworth Locke, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD – Visit Now

Ready to squeeze some zingy, guac-loaded realness into your lunchtime? Well, give the snaking line at Greggs a swerve and get your culo down to the Cotton Factory down on Princess Street, where El Camino has taken residence.

A super sweet space, simple, buzzy with a very quick turnaround

It’s a super sweet space, simple, buzzy with a very quick turnaround from the open kitchen. We arrived and started as every Friday lunchtime should start…with frozen margaritas.

There’s a small but perfectly formed menu, tacos, quesa’s, you know the drill. We ordered up Masa Chicken and Beer Braised Ox Cheese tacos along with a sweet potato quesadilla – with tortilla chips, salsa and guac to munch while we waited.

The guac was well balanced, creamy but not too chunky, the salsa was good, but lacked the promised punch we were hankering for. Fortunately, we found it in the Beer Braised Ox Cheek. Served with pickled red chilli, crispy shallots and smothered in fiery chipotle aioli.

The Masa Chicken taco was a little disappointing – with little seasoning in comparison to its slow cooked predecessor; a lighter batter, extra chilli’s and a creamy red cabbage slaw would be a better option here. The sweet potato quesadilla was comforting, satisfying and deliciously moreish when loaded with sour cream – a true cheese dream. We swerved dessert in favour of more margs, and heavily encourage you to do the same.

A lil bit of Mehico in the heart of Manchester

El Camino is a destination best shared with friends – recommended for lunch times and late nights , it’s a lil bit of Mehico in the heart of Manchester.

  • Whitworth Locke, 74 Princess St
  • Manchester
  • M1 6JD
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