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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (34 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
“tortillas” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, lovely location and the food was excellent. Portions could have been a little bigger. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's definitely not like the Mexican you would get near the border in the states, but it's better than most of the other options around. Portions are a little small, but there is no denying that the food is delicious. The atmosphere is perfect and...More

Thank lgabreski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good just some of their take on Mexican is a little different. If you order the carne asada don't expect to get what you normally think it would be. It's closer to filet mignon. The horchata is good but it's definitely a...More

Thank Jesse V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great unique food but small portions. The cocktails were also wonderful! We ended up going back again!

Thank Kamalineequa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch here. The staff were so lovely about my gluten intolerance - they went absolutely out of their way to make sure everything was safe for me. The food was amazing, the margaritas refreshing, and the staff heartwarming.

Thank lole_gutierrez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good food at a reasonable price in a nice location. We had excellent service and delicious food although the restaurant was very busy and loud, it was a little hard to hear each other.

Thank griffyn2010
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at El Burro. The staff were very friendly and the food was authentic and delicious. We've already made a reservation for dinner upon our return to Cape Town next week!

Thank NicolaSydney
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We went there on a football night, unfortunately. Excessive street noise from vuvuzelas that blasted from fans. Food was tasty and the margaritas were quite good.

Thank Anmleyez
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Felt like something different and hadn't been here since the original opening. Love the decor, great atmosphere and the food was really good, kinda food you can really get stuck into. Enjoyed the sipping tequila. Service was excellent and waiter was nice and friendly.

Thank Lynton C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Angela H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you able to cope with your tremendous popularity by employing the correct number of servers ?
10 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
US$4 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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