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El Topo Mexican

500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
“hour beef” (2 reviews)
“doughnuts” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times now and the food is always absolutely fantastic! On this occasion we ordered one of the chef's menus (option 1) and we loved everything and had trouble eating it all! My fussy daughter ordered a soft shell crab...More

Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best food and staff very unfriendly was very dissapointed in general really did not live up to its reputations in my honest opinion. Not likely to be visiting again!

Thank BrittishBackpacker
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

After reading online that this was 'the best Mexican in Sydney' - we expected it to be incredible - The menu is limited, no fajitas or beef nachos which are our favourites so the kids werent happy... can't get sangria by the glass ... the...More

Thank karla m
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is our local 'after work' haunt. They have great Mexican wines, a good range of tequilas and other Mexican spirits. The food is good and well priced for a bar. It gets booked out quickly. Tuesday night tacos are a bargain.

Thank 561sue
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Decor is amazing. Various interesting nooks and crannys to enjoy a drink or two. Go when its Happy Hour as drinks are expensive. The food is good too. Great for large groups. Service is professional. Handsome waiters and waitresses. Mostly working holiday types. Friendly and...More

Thank Setta E
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Tacos are really good, I ve tried them all, I would specially recommend the one with crab!!! Chicken, beef are also really good, if you don't eat meat there's an option with cheese...

Thank GDD1002
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Menu is very limited and nothing very exciting! No common menu selections like frajitas!!! Place is dark and seating is poor. I would give this place a miss if you are after a good Mexican meal. This place used to have a great menu but...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It wasn't the first time for me going at Al Topo restaurant, but last Sunday I was impressed from a waiters who served us. We found a hair in our chips and we asked her to bring us a new one. Well.... A bloody hair......More

Thank Matteo P
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I never knew this place existed. I had walked past the pub many times, but didn't know on the top level there was such a nice Mexican restaurant. There was a large group of us, so it seemed most of the dishes were ordered. I...More

Thank alexhamiltonaus
Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a shame I wasted my time going here. The place looks amazing and you think you are going to be in for a treat, but don't be fooled. The margaritas, at $17 each, were only half full and not cold enough on a hot...More

Thank Corrine C
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Bondi
  • Phone Number: 02-9387-7828
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El Topo has built a reputation as one of Sydney's most loved and talked about Mexican restaurant and rooftop bars. The moment you step into El Topo, it's like stepping in to Oaxaca, Mexico. Head Chef Atick Elahi's modern interpretation of Oaxacan cuisine combines authentic flavours of tamarind, guajillo chillies, avocado leaf, jicama and cactus with modernised methods and local ingredients. The menu provides a variety of options for vegetarians those that are gluten intolerant. It also features earthy Mexican staples and home made produce. The El Topo beverage menu features close to 100 Mexican white spirits including five sotols, 20 mezcals and close to 70 tequilas. To create its world-class cocktails, the bar sources rare and authentic Mexican ingredients, while the wine list features varietals from Spain, South America and Australia that are suited to this popular style of cuisine. A trip to El Topo is an essential Mexican experience that is sure to spice up your life!
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