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El Burro

81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2364
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (35 reviews)
“churros” (16 reviews)
“chicken mole” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food stunning. Drinks stunning. Atmosphere stunning. Waitress a bit confused but we were a big table and moved around. Please go and experience Stunning at this venue. Loved it.

Thank wwil2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting interior! Lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious and not overpriced. Inside is a little noisy but on the veranda it is lovely. Even the hot dishes were not overly so and the condiments are especially good. We all had a lovely time.

Thank Rene V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a couple times... Compared to the other 'Mexican' places I've been to in Cape Town; I can confess that this has probably been my most pleasant places... The service is friendly, & courteous: they offer a select variety of dishes - which they...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at El Burro with friends and found it lived up to the reviews I had read. The restaurant is upstairs with a small balcony. It wasn't busy and we got in at the last minute, perhaps evenings are full? We had various...More

Thank Bernice B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service excellent with friendly informative waitrons. Corona as always excellent but should be served with a wedge of lime not lemon. All the ingredients are fresh and tortillas and tacos baked on the premises. We had fish make your own as well as chicken and...More

Thank kayleighcdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first Mexican experience and we loved it. Food was good, service was good - made space for us very though we didn’t reserve. Nice view overlooking greenpoint and good cocktails. The only reason I’m giving it 4 is because it’s fairly expensive

Thank SirOwen_ZA
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Go for the DIY-tortillas, they are amazing and the ability to create your own mix of toppings is very nice. Do believe them when they say something is "hot" on the menu because the pork tortillas were in fact very spicy.

1  Thank Emma W
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We love Mexican food and this restaurant was not disappointing. Food was hot and delicious. Our Air BNB was nearby so this restaurant was a great stop. It is a little hard to find. It is upstairs with a sign on the street. If you...More

1  Thank Retired_teacher_56
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I've wanted to try this restaurant for a while and had an opportunity to dine there this week. I must say the food was a bit disappointing. Of the 3 items we ordered the Ceviche was the best. Pork Carnitas were not great - the...More

1  Thank nicolae982
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I love the old building that the restaurant is in. It adds to the ambience. Food is good and portions are fair sized and the menue is vast. Pricing is average. Staff are friendly and well informed

1  Thank bielies
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11 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
USD 4 - USD 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 Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 2364
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