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El Burro

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81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2364
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Who said you had to drive through for fast food? This joint was absolutely packed and if you are doing a spur of the moment meal in a hungry state - you may want to 'klap' someone. The place is packed at mealtime and so you may want to plan ahead. However, after perusing the tequila and marguerita menu, the... More 

Thank Angela H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went here with a group, luckily got a table as the place was full .service was friendly and generally fast considering it was a full house.food was very good, must be the best mexican i have had in a long time and everything seemed freshly made. prices also reasonable.large tequila selection with good desserts as well.

Thank Daniel C
Cape Town, South Africa
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just loved the atmosphere at this mexican restaurant and the dishes were just as delicious as their tequila!

Thank Yajna G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town. The beautiful interiors match the wonderful menu and level of service. Be sure to book - as you wouldn't want to be disappointed.

Thank WaterfrontStay
Somerset West, South Africa
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158 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It may sounds like I am repeating myself, but every time we visit El Burro, it is a very special evening. In all the years, we never had one bad meal, or could we complain about anything. Last week was the same. From the professional and friendly way our reservation was handled, the excellent service of our waitress, JENNA. The... More 

Thank Bankiesa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mexican food seems popular now. And few places do it well. El Burro does it really well! I love enchiladas! And boy did I get what I loved! Great food and great service and all around greatness.

Thank Stephen A
San Francisco, California
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family dinner here on our first night in Cape Town. The food was great. Typical and unusual mexican dishes. Service was excellent. Very highly recommended.

Thank Rav M
Mahe Island, Seychelles
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really awesome evening that started with a jug of margaritas. Food was good, service ok. All in all a good vibe which we enjoyed immensely.

Thank AshleighGreen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The places sets out to be a beautifully decorated restaurant and accordingly tailored waitresses. Menu was authentic Mexican items and I was super impressed. Drinks available were Mexican or standard. Food was brilliant, all ranges of tequila. I had the rice milk drink which was excellent and build your taco, perfect. This is a definite repeat, colleagues were equally impressed.... More 

Thank Jeffster89
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to go meet Cape town nightlife and too socialise. Place filled up in no time. Pity that the food was not that perfect as what i thought i would expect from a mexican dish. well also not easy to say as i dont eat much mexican but am a lover of hot dishes.

Thank Minas L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?