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El Camión Cantina, a welcome addition to the East Village restaurant landscape, offers quality, local ingredients, innovative preparations, and a lively atmosphere in a casual corner spot. Visit us and experience the exciting new menu from Chef Juan Escobedo (Chivo), classically trained and a seasoned veteran of the New York Mexican food scene. Chivo uses only market fresh, locally-sourced meats and produce in preparing his innovative twists on Mexican classics. His signature salmon with sautéed spinach, cilantro rice and chipotle sauce is a crowd favorite, while his take on classic roast chicken—with chipotle pomegranate sauce and roasted potatoes—is an instant classic. Brunch features the perfect mix of Mexican favorites (huevos rancheros, huevos Benedictos and huevos diablo) and American classics (banana pancakes, french toast).

Lunch standouts include tortas (Mexican sandwiches) like the Pombazo, a guajillo-dipped brioche stuffed with grilled chorizo, peppers and queso Oaxaca, and the classic El Camión Burger, which you can spice up to your liking with our selection of salsas and condiments. And whether you come for lunch, weekend brunch, dinner or an antojito at the bar, you can enjoy our homemade corn tortillas, hand-fashioned on our own custom-made tortilla press.

Speaking of the bar, this casual spot is a great place to catch up with friends while sampling from among our extensive list of 101 premium tequilas. Try one (or more) of our specialty cocktail by el Camión's mixologist Gio Rivera. We recomend house the margarita with Herradura Silver tequila, or our specialty Hibiscus Margarita, with Tanteo jalapeno-infused tequila, fresh lime juice, agave and hibiscus.

So, come in and say hello. The vibe is lively and fun—easy-going yet sophisticated. Take in the eclectic décor, a mix of modern and rustic, and featuring our own whimsical " El Camión " wall art. The expertly trained staff is informed, cool and attentive and always happy to answer your questions about the restaurant or the menu. El Camión ("the bus") is the new place to be in the East Village. Get on it!