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El Loco

El Loco

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Cocktail Bar
64 Foveaux St. (at Bellevue St.), Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

A local cantina where authentic recipes are free to mingle with delisiosos fresh ingredients.


Based on 293 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Andii H.
    "Try the Secret Taco - Everytime, its different...what a secret.. :-P"(5 Tips)
    "Try the fish taco, jalapeño margarita and chorizo quesadilla."(4 Tips)
    Karin C.
    "The jalapeno margarita is intense and crazy in the best way..."(6 Tips)
    Marianne F.
    "I love the pork tacos and margatitas."(5 Tips)
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102 tips and reviews.

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  • tacos
  • hot dogs
  • jalapeño margaritas
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • casual
  • pink cuco
  • good for a quick meal
  • trendy
  • churros
  • sandwiches
  • good for a late night
  • happy hour
  • great value
  • tortas
  • burgers
  • zucchini flowers
  • Chambord
  • fish
  • margherita pizza
  • Hobolina

    Tacos are $6 now, Still great for a quick bite.

    Hobolina · 3 days ago
  • Tamires N.

    The hot dog is good.. The beer a god price, the place is cool.. But in Brasil the dog sooooo much better

    Tamires Nogueira · 2 weeks ago
  • Vicky M.

    Fun food and ambiance - just cool to hang out and have a nice chat

    Vicky Machinan · 2 weeks ago
  • Måns R.

    Crowded and fun!

    Måns Renntun · 2 weeks ago
  • Sarah

    Tacos are super small :-( 1 bite only. rather take the chips with the very good Chipotle mayo. guacamole is not that good.

    Sarah · 3 weeks ago
  • George W.

    Really enjoyed El Loco. Cheap and cheerful, but a lot of fun. Great spot for groups.

    George Westcott · January 10
  • JlyG

    Tacos & chorizo quesadilla

    JlyG · December 22, 2015
  • Stephen M.

    The tacos might be what gets you in the door (try a secret taco!) and the hot dog may be deliciously cheesy, but the churros are what brings it home!

    Stephen Mok · September 26, 2015
  • Greg B.

    Great spot for a cerveza and some guacamole and tortillas. The soft tacos are delicious if sometimes a bit wet & soggy

    Greg Barila · July 25, 2015
  • John B.

    Over rated... Food was just okay

    John Booth · July 13, 2015
  • Jérôme T.

    Our order was forgotten for some reason but the place is cool and the food is tasty.

    Jérôme Tb · June 21, 2015
  • Scott H.

    Australia doesn't do Mexican as well as it does other cuisines. That being said, the food here isn't bad and gives you a half decent taco. The Chipotle Fries are the bomb.

    Scott Hargroves · March 28, 2015
  • Heather N.

    Fish Torta was lovely, if a little mild. Disappointed in my $15 cocktail though. You expect a full cup (cup is already small) my cup was only half full (frozen margarita) and passed over in a hurry!

    Heather Noonan-Hargroves · March 22, 2015
  • Sachin S.

    Great Mexican street food. They really capture the essence of this.

    Sachin Somia · March 20, 2015
  • hello_emily

    Can't go past the tacos. Pork, fish & tofu are my faves. Wash down with several jalapeño margaritas.

    hello_emily · March 3, 2015
  • Paul F.

    The Cubano is an insult to the great sandwich tradition. Like something you threw together in college after consuming vast quantities of narcotics of choice. Rubbish.

    Paul Farrell · February 24, 2015
  • Ingrid P.

    Food is ok. Been a bit disappointed with the last few meals I've had there. There are better Mexican options in Sydney now

    Ingrid Prowse · February 22, 2015
  • Ashleigh J.

    For a healthier option get the Taco with lettuce leaf. The burger was amazing so much flavor.

    Ashleigh Jayne · February 18, 2015
  • Erik M.

    Order a prawn taco and a jalapeño margarita. 🍤🍸

    Erik Michaels-Ober · February 14, 2015
  • James W.

    Food and drinks were great, nice selection of tacos, but I felt everything was overpriced given how small the portions/drinks are.

    James Wilson · January 18, 2015
  • Nick F.

    Churros no longer on the board. But they still serve it.

    Nick Fong · December 23, 2014
  • Sharath C.

    Melt in mouth Hot dogs, tacos and a good variety of Mexican beers.

    Sharath CS · December 10, 2014
  • L K.

    Good music, cheap tacos and a cool crowd

    L K · October 27, 2014
  • Alex K.

    Best classic margheritas in Sydney. Extensively tested.

    Alex Kirk · October 11, 2014
  • Paris B.

    Pork taco was great.

    Paris Buttfield-Addison · September 5, 2014
  • Martina M.

    Food is good and cheap, music is awesome. Place is always packed

    Martina Meneghetti · September 4, 2014
  • Andre S.

    The only reasons to come here is the cheap tacos. Overall I'm not a fan of the vibe or atmosphere but id come here just for the cheap food.

    Andre S · August 15, 2014
  • Jason D.

    Big fan of the chorizo quesadilla. Small portions so order a carne asada taco to go along with it!

    Jason Denny · August 15, 2014
  • Kunal M.

    The casual, slightly cheesy Mexican atmosphere.

    Kunal Mirchandani · August 12, 2014
  • Kristen S.

    That fluffy cheese on the hot dog is amazing! And it's a big meal.

    Kristen Sandberg · August 9, 2014
  • Nic W.

    Beef Quesadilla! So delicious. Check the specials board.

    Nic Wittison · August 8, 2014
  • Peter W.

    Beer and Tacos! What more do you want ffs?

    Peter Wells · August 7, 2014
  • Quentin L.

    Very good tacos & good atmosphere !

    Quentin Lafon · August 2, 2014
  • Les S.

    Saturday happy hour.

    Les Simpson · July 12, 2014
  • Janey E.

    Worst tacos in Sydney. Wet and soggy, they fall apart. Go visit Alvarez & Sons in Tios up the street. THAT is great mexican.

    Janey Elmgreen · June 29, 2014
  • elliott b.

    Try the El Loco salad, a towering heap of chilli tofu topped with queso fresca cheese and tortilla chips slivers.

    elliott bledsoe · March 16, 2014
  • Shinta B.

    I think this place is over rated. Music is too loud, no seat available. Tacos are cheap at $5 but not tasty. Drinks are mediocre. Maybe it's popular because it seems like lots hipsters come here.

    Shinta Benilda · February 21, 2014
  • Abirami S.

    Pork taco is the bomb!

    Abirami Shavani · January 20, 2014
  • Nags

    Try the fish taco, jalapeño margarita and chorizo quesadilla. The churros are good for sharing (caramel sauce > choc sauce)

    Nags · December 8, 2013
  • Caroline N.

    Overrated - tacos were messy and disappointing & the place seems grungy

    Caroline Ngo · October 8, 2013
  • Jarrett J.

    Roll the dice... Get the SECRET TACO!

    Jarrett Jeppesen · August 15, 2013
  • Gavin B.

    While the food is fantastic I felt more than slightly ripped off on my Lagerita. Supposed to be topped with Corona, but with all that ice, there couldn't have been more than 75mL of it!

    Gavin B · August 2, 2013
  • David R.

    Rudest waiter ever, 5$ for a tiny taco, there's no sense of Mexican at all

    David Roca @daroit · June 23, 2013
  • Rachael C.

    The hot dog, go the dog!!

    Rachael Currie · June 17, 2013
  • Old Mate Murray T.

    Think of this as totes aweso. And if you don't think it's totes aweso the lol rofl omg

    Old Mate Murray Turner · April 26, 2013
  • Courtney R.

    Yum!!!!! Wtf $5 tacos that don't even taste like cardboard.... Amaze!

    Courtney Richards · April 17, 2013
  • Dj Crazy C.

    The food here is awesome!!

    Dj Crazy Caz · March 2, 2013
  • Jono ಠ.

    Tastes more like Asian food. Weeeeird. Rather hit up Cantina Mobil.

    Jono ಠ..ಠ · January 26, 2013
  • Kent H.

    meant to be one of top hot dogs in syd

    Kent Hughes · January 17, 2013
  • Paula S.

    Simple but tasty menu. Love the tacos!

    Paula Sun · December 5, 2012

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