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El Burro Taqueria

6 Reviews
Mexican
Phone Number 0214223554 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 12noon to 11pm

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Menu

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Details

Cost
R120 avg main meal
Food
Mexican
Corkage
R45
Cost
R120 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Jess Spiro

Food

Known for their authentic Mexican fare, pretty much everything on El Burro’s menu is fantastic. The snacks to start are perfect for sharing, such as the fresh fish ceviche, the chips and guacamole, or the chilli relleno, a smoky, roasted jalapeno stuffed with queso fresco.

Some dishes, however, have earned themselves cult status and for good reason. The fish taco is one example, comprised of fried fish with shredded lettuce, smoked jalapeño dressing with avo, and pickled red onions on a corn tortilla. It’s the perfect bite (or four bites) with creamy avo, heat, limey acidity and crunch from the fish in batter. Other knockouts are the satisfyingly cheesy vegetarian quesadilla, with roasted butternut, caramelised onion and goat’s cheese, as well as the tender, delicately spiced chilorio pork.

Desserts are kept pretty simple: Opt for the warm churros with a dark chocolate dipping sauce, or one of the Las Paletas seasonal ice creams.

Drinks

It goes without saying that a night at Taqueria will involve margaritas – and their classic version, also available in a jug, is a perfectly balanced, sweet, zingy and salty affair. Also worth considering is the paloma, a refreshing mix of grapefruit juice, a touch of simple syrup and tequila. The rest of the beverages are made up of a great selection of wines, such as Alphabetical, as well as some great local beers, namely Citizen, CBC and Devil’s Peak. If you’re a fan of hot chocolate, their Mexican-inspired one is one of the best in the city, made with dark chocolate, cinnamon and almonds.

Service

The service is speedy, with a team of wait staff who are warm, welcoming and efficient.

Ambience

There’s a never-ending buzz at Taqueria, making this the ideal spot to meet before, during or after a big night out.

Best for…

A fun, casual night out with friends.

 (August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    This is the quintessential neighborhood taqueria- transported straight out of mexico. The decor is cute and fun and I love the way you can build your own meal, one small plate at a time (without breaking the bank). The tacos are all true to their mexican roots, as well as many other plates like ceviche. Fast friendly service. 10/10 recommend
    What I love most about this Taqueria is that you order taco by taco and therefore create your own plate - ranging from Chilorio Pork to Goat & Duck tacos, there's something for those who love a bit of a bite, and those who prefer no chilli. Add some Elotes (that's corn for the uninformed) or chilli rellenos as a starter, and sip on a all-authentic horchata, agua fresca or margarita. Make sure you sit in one of the booths as the small stools get uncomfortable after taco 1. The service is relaxed, waitrons dressed-up in typical attire and the interiors bright and friendly - it's perfect for an early after-work weekday dinner.
    Love this place, so easy going and great character. Everything is delicious from meat to veg to vegan to vegetarian -, not to mention the pinapple and chilli margaritas! Festive and easy going, a total go to for everyone day or night :)
    Stay at home mum, got a rare night out with my girlies and we decided to meet at El Burro. We love mexican. The tables and chairs are incredibly uncomfortable and made for a kiddies play school. When I begged to be moved to a booth because I was in physical pain from sitting - the waitress told me - that they dont want people to actually sit down for an evening - that it was more of an eat on-the-go restaurant!!! On a friday night!!! The food came and it was average and bite size at premium price. If you want a fun mexican vibe - head to fat cactus off kloof
    Small tacos leaving one somewhat hungry. I liked the view. I had to stop over at mc ds to fill myself up. I in my defense ate 4 tacos which left me somewhat hungry when i left

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