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El Publico

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511 Beaufort St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 418 187 708
16:00 - 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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Perth, Australia
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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 14 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
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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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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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1,345 reviews
560 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 7 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

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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, 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?