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You’ll find a rare array of authentic Mexican fare on this adventurous menu inspired by fresh ingredients, traditional dishes, home-style slow cooking and robust flavour combinations. The tastes and textures are light and delicate, with subtle use of exotic chilli, paprika, cloves, cumin, cinnamon and coriander. Build your own homemade tacos and tortillas (filled with pulled pork, prawns, artisan chorizo, beef short rib or baby goat) served with guacamole, chilli, sour cream and salsa. Braised in 32 spices, chicken mole poblano, their signature dish, tempts in a chilli and dark chocolate couverture sauce.Wine:
Quaff an artisan beer or try one of forty margaritas, Mexican cocktails and tequilas on a special tasting menu. A small wine selection.Service:
Attired in funky Mexican outfits, the friendly waiters are quick on the draw. Olé!Ambience:
Lively and loud in a cantina which recreates the magic of Mexico from the candle sticks, cacti and Catholic icons to the quirky mirrors, skeletons and bright pink walls.And...:
Book a table on the balcony on a sultry summer’s night. (GH, October 2012)
Lanie Van Reeen
Totally agree with this comment!
Only downside - not open on a sunday for lunch.
Great night at a great restaurant. Ambience is always perfect with friendly and knowledgeable service. Food delicious as always, ceviche is my favourite and the best Margaritas in town! Thanks El Burro team!
Being from California I know Mexican and El Burro is certainly not authentic but is a solid South African attempt. The food is tasty, the drinks great and the crowd enjoyable. Totally worth your time and probably the best Mexican food around... we are in Africa.
El Burro is certainly a different Mexican, more like Mexican Fusion. Food is definitely not authentic Mexican but what I like is that it seems healthier, nice trendy side salads. If hot is what you are looking for, ask for loads of extra chilli, the average dish I taste would compare to lemon and herb "hotness". Nice atmosphere but our waitress was aloof and didn't know the menu very well but I think that's very personal and I am sure not all the staff are like that.
El Burro reminded me of Kauai on steroids. Simple street food with tons of embellishment . The sauce on my Chicken Verde had so much coriander, it masked the flavour of everything else on the plate, spoiling the dish. The menu is far too simple for the prices they are charging. The food is practically assembled on the plate. At least I also now how to prepare Mexican fare. Just take a store bought wrap...
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