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El Burro

209 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 8595 4897
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (41 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
“chorizo” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I feel really bad for the amazing chefs in the kitchen as the food here is amazing and really affordable for what it is but the front of house staff really let this venue down. We have dined here many times before and if you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MelissaPrue22
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We drove for an hour to get here. We requested another table rather than the one looking into the kitchen and at the peeling floor coverings but were told we could not have another table- yet the table next to us remained empty all the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank den003
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Food was pretty good, pork was juicy and nice. Ordered the paella with mussels and prawns, was yummy but don't think seafood was fresh. But overall was nice casual and good. Need to update drink menu.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pimpin D
Reviewed June 30, 2018

From the homemade lemonade to the fabulous tapas this lunch was a treat. The service was friendly and efficient and the food though simple was perfect. We will be going there again.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank travellerX49
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This small restaurant in the heart of cute Williamstown specialises in tapas, paella and tacos (!). Tapas are sold singly or as a four piece. I had five: arancino, gambas, chicaron, setas and maiz. The maiz was a small corn on the cob with manchego,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Calum G
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Very simple Spanish dishes, lots to choose from, the tacos were very good which I always enjoy the best over a nice El Burro Beer. The little one preferred the chicken slider. Will go back to have the paella, the table next to me ordered...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MaxTorn
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Service excellent! Solid food with amazing flavour punch, and good smells coming from the kitchen!! Great night out, definitely will come back.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Shane B
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Simply great! We sampled most of the tapas, salads and paella. Every dish was faultless. Relaxed, good service, fantastic authentic food, reasonably priced. A definite must!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank TheGreyEarl
Reviewed May 8, 2018

We have dined multiple times here however in this instance it was for 2 of us on a Saturday lunch service on the 05/05/2018. I can not speak highly enough of the two staff members that were working front of house this day. We were...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MelissaPrue22
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Can’t really critique any aspect of this place other than the shambles met on arriving for a dinner for 4 reserved nights before. They had given the especially requested table away to the people arriving in front of us, then moved us to another but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8595 4897
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Tapas, tacos, share plates and cocktails served in a cozy, buzzy space eith glass frontage and beer garden.
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