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R 76 - R 246
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Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved, LOVED El Burro. The staff are great, drinks are high quality and the food is so tasty. You must try the corn croquettes! It has a really relaxed vibe and is a great place to unwind and taste a few of the delights...on the menu. Also great value.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent food in a cosy atmosphere, very friendly staff and reasonably priced. The tacos were great! We‘ll come again!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

A great selection of Mexican dishes with many vegan options. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and efficient service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

10 out of 10. I always go for the Steak Quesadilla and Pork Taco. A+ all around. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Great Margaritas.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

My family and I visited for an early dinner and had a fantastic meal. We ordered several small plates to share, and they were all exceptional. The pineapple and chilli margarita was also excellent. Lovely quirky decor, staff pleasant. Livened up a little when the...evening staff arrived. If you love Mexican, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2022 via mobile

The food here is fantastic. The chicken enchilada ranks as one of the best I have ever eaten. Sadly, I polished off an entire pitcher of their house margarita R350 ($20US) and left without an inkling of a buzz. That was a major blow. This...has to be one of the most pricey booze pitchers in Cape Town. Put some alcohol in it. The service was excellent. And, the place is busy each time we pass. The tacos were well presented as well. But man, that enchilada. So good.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

This restaurant reviews are overrated. It wasn’t as good as expected. Only starters tasted good but tacos and quesadillas were average

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

Visited with my wife whilst on holiday, both being tired from a day of touring we wanted something quick, easy and full of flavour and this delivered. It's a popular spot with people coming just for drinks as well as food. It's a cute restaurant...and the staff were welcoming. We weren't too sure how much we needed to order, but the food comes out pretty quickly and it was no issue ordering extra dishes as and when. All of the flavours were great, with the highlight being the pork, which was deliciously spiced. Their take on the quesadilla was more like a cheesy taco, and the margherita wasn't a typical version. However, we enjoyed this place so much that we came back the next day and tried some of the other dishes, and we weren't disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022

Asked our hotel to get a a reservation (which they dont do), but a table was found pronto. What an amazing vibe of a place, excellent bang bang food and drinks all served by amazing & friendly staff who will not have you with an...empty glass. The food is true authentic Mexican and a place that must NOT be missed.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the place during our lunches in green point. The portions are tapas style and the combinations very interesting, we never got bored. They had to reduce capacity due to covid but it’s still a great place where to go for a meal....They also have a great selection of tequila and mescal that we hadn’t the chance to try. Definitely worth your time and appetite!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

First off, we should note that from earlier reviews we had seen, it appears that the menu options have been reduced and the happy hour has been dropped. This place bills itself as authentic Mexican. If you are looking for basic tacos, burritos, enchiladas, then...it’s not the right place for you. If you want a modern twist with different ingredients and flavours, then it’s worth a try. The food quality was good. We would recommend the stuffed chilli peppers, the corn starter and the chicken quesadilla. If you are a big chips and salsa fan, these were a bit disappointing as the chips are very heavy and thick and they only have pico de gallo and some from of ketchup like hot sauce. The pitcher of margarita was generous, but beware, the House Margarita omits Cointreau, so it doesn’t taste like a traditional margarita. The servers were excellent and very attentive. They also accommodated our special requests where possible. We recommend reserving a table if you want to come here as it seems to be very popular with the local crowd. We weren't able to get a table outside as they had all been reserved.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

We love El Burro for a group outing or a date night. It's always delicious, their build-your-own chicken or fish tacos are our go-to, with a house margarita of course! It can get festive inside on weekends so prepare to speak loudly :)

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

For my first time eating Tacos but Mexican in general, it was definitely an amazing first experience! Food was excellent

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

I really enjoy El burro. I liked Buena Vista - the Restuarant here before EB. But it’s better now. Cheerful and friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices.. partly this is because the servings are human sized. You need a bet bear to eat...at some places in Cape Town. Who eats food by the kilogram?More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Fun, restaurant with a real buzz and food with pizzazz and definitely with a kick. Interesting cocktails and beeers. When they say spicy it really is. Try to sit outside..

Date of visit: December 2019
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El Burro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5