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El publico

#118 of 1,365 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Perth
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511 Beaufort st | Highgate, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
+61 418 187 708
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had the feed me menu and what a treat to try so many wonderful flavours, this was our first exposure to true Mexican food and would definitely return , We sat on the higher floor and enjoyed the atmosphere The staff explain all the different dishes and manage your expectations of spice Went as two couples but for me... More 

Thank vraybould
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had some friends over from Canberra swing by on a short visit who were hankering for some Mexican food. On recommendation from a co-worker booked a table and am so glad we did. We went for the $39.00 menu and walked out of there sooo full and the hankering satiated! As soon as we got the spicy popcorn, pork... More 

Thank Patty W
Perth, Australia
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for New Years Eve dinner at 6:45 pm. It was quiet when we arrived but it gradually got busy. The food was excellent. The chilli water kingfish had quite a bite. The chilli popcorn and street corn were delicious. Service was good at the start but got decidedly slower. We eventually left and went elsewhere for a... More 

Thank Scjhwill
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is the place that changed my view of Mexican forever , it was good , really good , Fresh flavours and ingredients , delicious from start to finish . We had a table of 6 guys All of whome like a decent feed .........essentially we ate everything off the menu ( slight exaggeration only )EVERYTHING !.......we had : Duck... More 

Thank Neil M
Cleveland, Oh
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1,235 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The place was nearly empty, as many restaurants in Perth now, but it was so noisy because of the loud music that we could not have a conversation. By Mexican or Us standards the food is about average with many choices of tacos, combo, nachos, guacamole, etc. Good selodest for wine.ection of beers and some tequila, m

Thank marcopolo111
Perth, Australia
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Enjoyed eating here, the taco's were awesome , had the fish taco's. But just don't order too many snacks-entree's before . The corn dish was awesome as was the nacho's. Ps as I am not a drinker the Lime Drink was totally out of this world...ordered 2

Thank pentacles22
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great service, very quick and fantastic food. We all had tacos - every one was very tasty and fresh. Loved it! Will come back when next in Perth.

Thank TravellerTDK
Perth, Australia
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359 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Four friends had the feed me menu and we found it delicious and very generous. It comes with an apple tequila or a cerveza. Courses came out rapidly and were delightful. Loved the popcorn, guacamole, corn and tacos. The meat platter was impressive. Excellent weekday value. Not sure what a previous reviewer found so disappointing.

1 Thank perthmarlin
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

El Publico is a Mexican food-lovers pot of gold!! We went with a mix of friends and family and had an amazing night! All of the staff were lovely and were more than happy to help with our questions. The bar staff were amazing, they were all friendly and helpful, explaining the many different drinks available. My husband and I... More 

Thank Angela_Chance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth
  • 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?