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El Publico

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511 Beaufort St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 418 187 708
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious array of Mexican n South American flavours. Star of the night was the shared grill platter. Great concept and very friendly atmosphere

Thank Bill S
Porto Alegre, RS
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited El Publico last Sunday for an unplanned early dinner and let me just say, it was amazing! The service, food and atmosphere-absolutely amazing! First of all we received a very warm welcome on arrival, the food was explained to us in a very knowledgeable manner, service was very prompt and polite and we couldn't fault... More 

Thank Katarina Z
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why eat Mexican in Perth? Because actually, it really suits the climate! We had only ever had a"tex mex" experience before being introduced to this place by real Perth officionado hipsters, one of whom "is" Mexican and boy did we see why here. We took a sharing menu of the day between the 4 of us.. popcorn, pork scratching (... More 

Thank BorehamCarter
Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

After an initial mix up with bookings, which was promptly followed up by the genuine and professional manager Gianni, dinner was fun with great food, good service and lively atmosphere.

Thank BornInScotland
Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This restaurant has got the drink menu down pat, we started with chili and salt rimmed mango Rita’s and I finished with a Tommys margarita and hubby had a Negra Modelo beer all were excellent. The food was a bit hit and miss, the first dish out was Chicharron pork crackle, which looked like a big prawn cracker but was... More 

Thank Luvmyholidays9
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a great place to get authentic Mexican in Perth. Not sure what it was but there was a plate of meat that was to die for! The drinks are great. The prices are ok. The staff are good.

Thank David M
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Mexican cuisine is mismatch of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with Spanish elements added in the 16th century (Highbrow). Mexican food is a mismatch of tomato paste, cheese, those round bready things, and beans. (Lowbrow). I do have a fondness for Mex food of old, bathing everything in chilly hot sauce, until the middle of the night when you stumble into the... More 

Thank Anthony_Perth666
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner on a busy Saturday night. Staff were really welcoming and happy to help us find a table that we liked. The room is not fancy but there are some nice Mexican design touches, with the highlight being the red neon donkey above the bar. Cocktails had high quality ingredients and were delicious. Similarly the food which is... More 

Thank Paul C
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136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant. All the food was fresh, tasty, spicy and interesting We had the cauliflower frita, chilli popcorn, beef mogo mogo, fried chicken and abodo pork - sublime! The margaritas were interesting and tasty - all in all a very enjoyable night It's a loud place inside (Saturday night) so... More 

Thank dax a
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A friendly waiter seemed a little frantic but did an exceptional job regardless. The food was great... unreal selection of tequila. Fun.

Thank M S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Beaufort St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Vincent  >  Highgate
  • Phone Number: +61 418 187 708

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?