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El Burro

81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2364
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (36 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
“chicken mole” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the food here. Great quality and not so expensive. It has a nice Mexican vibe and great staff. Portions are huge. If you like tequila-cocktails, this is the place

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem! Not only is the food tasty, unique and vegan/vegetarian friendly....but they are a conscious bunch who contribute to a cleaner earth by banning straws in their restaurant! That really made me want to support this restaurant more than anything else. The staff...More

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how it manages to make you feel like you’re eating authentic Mexican fair and not on the Main Rd... but it does! The cocktails were decent, the terrace is great if you can get a table, the staff are wonderful but most importantly...More

Thank spannavision
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love the decor in El Burro. It's very lively and joyful. The food was amazing and special thanks for great vegan options. Will definitely be coming back! ✌️

Thank hallkri
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

When for dinner with a friend. First surprise spicy caipirinhas. Very refreshing with an amazing kick to it you will not forget. The dish flavours were astonishing. Well balanced. I had the Carne asada. Recommend it. The warm dark chocolate, chocolate source inside, ice cream...More

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tasty food- something a little different, but well worth a try. Good service and delightful ambience.

Thank hanneke s
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Love the place, good for a vibey dinner almost any night of the week. Cocktails are a winner. Good options for vegetarians. Mushroom ceviche is a lekker starter.

Thank Lisaleopard07
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Probably among the best Mexican food I've ever had. Atmosphere is great and so is the straff. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to have Mexican food in Cape Town.

Thank Robin88SWE
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The tacos were so good we had to go there twice. El Burro tends to fill up quite quickly so it would be wise to make reservations, however, they do take walk-ins. We had the pork chicken and steak tacos which are to die for....More

Thank Whit41
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This El Burro restaurant is really very magic. If you are fond of Mexican food, it's the place to go. Near the Waterfront, well situated. Parking available easily. Have a rush. Not too expensive, crazy atmosphere.

Thank jprozelot
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10 October 2015|
Response from ELBurroCT | Property representative |
Good Day Yes we have found a good balance over the years. I do hope this question is not born from a lack of service upon your visit! Please do feel free to email me on nic @ elburro.coza Kindest Regards Nic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 2364
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