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El Burro (Green Point)

6 Reviews
Mexican
Phone Number 0214332364 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 12noon to 11.30pm

Menu

Menu - elburro-menu - Updated May 2018

Details

Cost
R120 avg main meal
Food
Mexican
Corkage
R50
Cost
R120 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, WiFi

Location and contact

El Burro Greenpoint, 1st Floor Exhibition Building, 81 Main Road, Greenpoint, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zola Nene

Food
El Burro is all about creating a relaxed Mexican dining experience, so don't expect Tex-mex American style food here topped with loads of cheese and oil. The food is delicately spiced, fresh and flavourful. For starters, try the rellenos (they aren’t called chili poppers at El Burro), the stuffed jalapeño peppers. There's also ceviche, which is a lime-cured white fish dressed with herbs and aromatics. My favourite pick for starters is the Esquites which is a bowl of sweetcorn dressed with Parmesan cheese, lime juice, coriander and butter, it’s moreish.
For mains, choose from a selection of tacos (all soft shelled) filled with either pulled pork, lamb, or vegetables. My go-to choice for tacos are the line fish tacos, filled with large pieces of thinly battered fried fish cooked to a tender flake, served with accompaniments of guacamole, tomato salsa and pickled onions, such a delicious combo. All tacos are served with a choice of either corn or flour tortillas. There is also a choice of quesadillas as well as chicken mole and baked enchiladas.

There are only three items on the dessert menu, classic cinnamon sugar dusted churros served with a chocolate sauce, dark chocolate fondant and flavored ice popsicles.

Drinks
The cocktail menu mostly consists of a selection of margaritas in all manner of flavour combinations. The hibiscus margarita is a dark burgundy colour and has a subtle tea flavour. If you prefer a fruitier margarita, try the berry and mint which is sweet and slightly tart. For margarita purists, there's the classic house margarita served either shaken or frozen and can also be ordered in a jug to share for the table.
The drinks menu also has a selection of red and white wines, most sold by the glass as well as the bottle.

Service
The staff is efficient and helpful, especially when navigating the margarita menu; they are able to recommend the perfect margarita for you based on what your taste preference is. They are all dressed in traditional Mexican dress, which adds to the ambiance of the restaurant.

Ambiance
The restaurant is decorated with Mexican trinkets dotted all over the walls. Over the speakers blasts mariachi music, which gives the restaurant a festive mood. El Burro has a selection of their sauces available for sale at the restaurant.

Best for...
Authentic Mexican feasts in a magical setting.

(2018)

 

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    The food is sooo good. Authentic Mexican. The service was a bit slow.
    My family loves El Burro. We are a family of meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans and El Burro caters for us all. The service is excellent, friendly and attentive and there’s a definite buzz and vibe.
    El Burro never disappoints. All their restaurants have great ambience and friendly service and the food is always really really good. Go to place for a group for good atmosphere or to taqueria for a quick delicious bite. Start with ceviche and the build your own tacos is a great main. Love their fish tacos and esquites. Great value for money.
    Excellent!! Amazing food!
    We always have such a good time at El Burro - great food and the best frozen margarita's in town!

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