Austin, TX: Casino El Camino

Posted: November 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

We took a recent trip down to Austin, Texas and researched the Bloody Mary scene in anticipation.

We settled on Casino El Camino, both for its appearance on the Food Network and Bloody Mary seemingly teeming with fixin’s.

Casino El Camino is dive bar with a punk-rock vibe located in the popular 6th Street part of the city. We ordered one of their famous burgers and a Bloody and were asked to specify the spiciness of the drink on a scale of 1-10.

El Camino.jpg

Spice: Order on a sliding scale of 1-10!

Mix: They whip it up themselves.

Chaser: None offered

Fixin’s: Bacon was the highlight, but we were disappointed to find that they no longer offered as many fixin’s as had been billed per the Thrillist article we had read. It also had celery, okra, an olive, pickle and an onion.

Price: $Unsure

The drink was decent, but we were were disappointed with the amount of fixin’s that we had seen online prior to our visit (maybe they no longer offer that, or maybe only on certain days?); if we hadn’t seen those photos in advance, we probably would’ve been happier (or pleasantly surprised) with this drink. I guess we had built it up too much in our heads.

The food here was good, but the atmosphere was odd (still had to order and pick up at a window across the bar even for lunch on a random weekday), plus teir fryer was down, so we couldn’t get any fries with that!

So verdict: Decent Bloody Mary all things aside, but next time we’re in Austin, we’ll give another place a shot.

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