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El Burro (Newlands)

El Burro (Newlands)
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Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Food
Mexican
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R45

Owners description

Mexican Restaurant

User reviews

  • I popped in, alone & early, for a very quick bite to eat en route somewhere else. I was greeted very warmly (always makes me happy!) & seated at a nice table. Was delighted I could order an alcohol-free beer! Yay for restaurants that cater for designated drivers or people not drinking alcohol. I ordered 3 little “tapas” plates - all were tasty & delicious & I was looked after with kindness and warmth ... sadly not always the case when dining alone.
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  • Every time I go to El Burro, I intend to order something different, but I fail – every time! The chilorio pork build-your-own-taco is too good – and if you play your cards right, you can even have enough for lunch the following day. Also love the chilli poppers – so cheesy and good!

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  • I had dinner at El Burro last year November 2016 when in Cape Town. Food was very interesting and enjoyable, atmosphere interesting, service seemed lacking on that day. I only just registered to do reviews - so cannot remember more detail. However, I would go back when in Cape Town.
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  • How disappointing. Calamari was plain, chicken tacos unexceptionable, and the vegan cauliflower far too salty in a floury tortilla. Margherita was watery, bitter and small. (R52). Visted the Greenpoint restaurant a year ago and was similarly unimpressed. Service was great.
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  • I have now been to El Burro in Newlands 3 times since they opened, and had a great experience each time. We usually share a few starters - the chilli poppers (grilled not fried) and esquites (delicious corn side dish) are favourites. The devastation of the pork belly taco being taken off the menu was alleviated by the the pork carnitas - 3 pulled pork soft tacos served with 3 different salsas, which gives a nice variation (although that pork belly is back as a special). The place is usually heaving, which can make it very noisy, so if you're any more than a table of 6 you won't be able to hear. Request a booth next to the window for a bigger table (in the restaurant bit, not the bar bit). Service is good, but can be a wee bit slow due to the busy-ness, but there is generally someone to hail should you need something.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways

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