For Mexican flavor with authenticity El burro is always the best bet to satisfy the craving. The Newlands branch delivers the same top quality as original Green point outlet in a suburban setting.
The smoked jalapenos, stuffed with queso fresco is a spicy way to kick your experience off. Unlike the popular breaded versions these showcase the flavour of this beloved chill. The classic El burro ceviche is also a favourite and made with sustainable sourced white fish. Think lime, coriander, ginger and chilli, this popular dish is served with crunchy corn chips for scooping. For a twist opt for the citrus ceviche – made with grapefruit instead of lime. For a unique vegetarian option try the oyster mushroom cerviche.
The build-your-own tacos are a great inteactive dining expereince and are offered with either corn or flour tortillas. Fillings like fried fish, fallafel, steak and chilorio pork (twice-cooked pork shoulder in a garlic-and-chilli paste with oreganum are served with a aray of traditional Mexican accompaniments of sour cream, lightly pickled red onions and guacamole.
Pork carnitas are on the menu too. Slow roasted pulled pork in a serano chili sauce twice cooked and served with corn totillas pay homage to this traditional dish.
Vegans and vegetarians are well catered for with a dedicated menu, the broccoli and soy mayo taco sounds really interesting .
For summer time a frozen Las paletas pop is the perfect ending or the traditional churros and chocolate sauce.
Tequila is the order of the day here with an endless list of sipping options, no salt and lemon required. The house jug margarita is a must for your table and is the perfect pairing to all their dished. Beer, wine and spirits are also available.
Staff are well versed on the menu and walk you through the detail of the dishes and how to best enjoy them. Pleasant, friendly with just the right amount of colour and spice to enhance your experience.
A colourful, modern, light-filled space that rings true to the brand’s well-known Mexican-theme, but in its own, unique way.
Sharing jugs of margaritas with good friends over some authentic Mexican.
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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!