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Bloomingdale’s El Camino Will Close in Mid-September

Be there September 15 for one last margarita

El Camino
El Camino
R. Lopez

After almost four years in Bloomingdale, El Camino will soon close its doors. The Southern California-meets-Mexican restaurant will be open through Saturday, September 15, when it will hold its last dinner service. PoPville first reported the news, and the restaurant confirmed the closure with Eater.

El Camino’s ownership said in a statement:

We are sad to announce that we have decided to close El Camino after dinner service on Saturday, September 15.

We opened for business in early November of 2014 and were welcomed by the Bloomingdale community with open arms. Over the nearly four years since then, it has been our privilege to host so many of your special occasions, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, date nights, family dinners, quick-drop-ins-for-a-beer-and-taco, and everything in between. We cannot thank you enough for all the love and support these years – we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to call Bloomingdale our home.

We would also like to thank each and every one of our team members, past and present, for everything they contributed to the business and community. We were so incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with so many inspiring and driven people in the front of house and kitchen. You brought life, personality, and energy to El Camino day in and day out, and we are grateful for your hard work and dedication.

We would love to share one last margarita with you all before we close. Our current hours will remain the same through September 15th, so please do stop in so we can say thank you one last time!

Beloved for its nachos and neighborhood vibe, El Camino’s co-owner Tony Lucca reflected on one year of business with Eater back in 2015. “As I see the neighborhood continuing to expand in terms of dining and restaurant options, it’s certainly a little nerve wracking for me as a business owner,” he said at the time. “It’s a tiny restaurant market, and you have to ask how many more places can open, but as a resident, it’s a very exciting time for Bloomingdale.”

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