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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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Richmond, California
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?