Brunch at El Camion – NYC
There’s lots of local places to grab brunch in the East Village, but for value and simple, tasty eats, there’s El Camion.
Take the huevos rancheros (pictured at top), which comes with red rice, black beans, salsa roja, tomatillo sauce, guacamole, and salsa fresca. It’s the most standard of Mexican brunch choices, but always satisfying, especially when the eggs and beans aren’t overcooked like at El Camion. (Pro-Tip: Ask for extra salsa, nothing is extraordinarily spicy at the restaurant.) Also, it doesn’t hurt that for $10, you also get coffee and a boozy drink.
There’s a few non-egg brunch dishes as well, but I’d advise against the beer-battered cod fish ($12), served with cucumber slaw and avocado crema. I’ve ordered this twice at El Camion, once at dinner and once at brunch (yes, fool me twice!), and both times I regretted it. The fish was dense and frozen fish stick like. Order the egg dishes instead which are more filling anyway. If you want more, go elsewhere.
El Camion won’t blow you away, but a full belly and a slight buzz can be had for only $10. Not a bad way to start the day.