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El Loco

El Loco

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Surry Hills
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  • Andii H.
    "Try the Secret Taco - Everytime, its different...what a secret.. :-P"(4 Tips)
    Nags
    "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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  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WOctober 29, 2016
    happy hour pints
  • Alice H.
    Alice HoldstockJuly 30, 2016
    Frozen margaritas are delicious
  • Lady H.
    Lady HobolinaFebruary 6, 2016
    Tacos are $6 now, Still great for a quick bite.
  • Tamires N.
    Tamires NogueiraJanuary 25, 2016
    The hot dog is good.. The beer a god price, the place is cool.. But in Brasil the dog sooooo much better
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MachinanJanuary 24, 2016
    Fun food and ambiance - just cool to hang out and have a nice chat
  • Måns R.
    Måns RenntunJanuary 20, 2016
    Crowded and fun!
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 14, 2016
    Tacos are super small :-( 1 bite only. rather take the chips with the very good Chipotle mayo. guacamole is not that good.
  • George W.
    George WestcottJanuary 10, 2016
    Really enjoyed El Loco. Cheap and cheerful, but a lot of fun. Great spot for groups.
  • JlyG
    JlyGDecember 22, 2015
    Tacos & chorizo quesadilla
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MokSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BarilaJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for a cerveza and some guacamole and tortillas. The soft tacos are delicious if sometimes a bit wet & soggy
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Over rated... Food was just okay
  • Scott H.
    Scott HargrovesMarch 28, 2015
    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.
  • 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!
  • Sachin S.
    Sachin SomiaMarch 20, 2015
    Great Mexican street food. They really capture the essence of this.
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go past the tacos. Pork, fish & tofu are my faves. Wash down with several jalapeño margaritas.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellFebruary 24, 2015
    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.
  • Ingrid P.
    Ingrid ProwseFebruary 22, 2015
    Food is ok. Been a bit disappointed with the last few meals I've had there. There are better Mexican options in Sydney now
  • Ashleigh J.
    Ashleigh JayneFebruary 18, 2015
    For a healthier option get the Taco with lettuce leaf. The burger was amazing so much flavor.
  • Erik M.
    Erik Michaels-OberFebruary 14, 2015
    Order a prawn taco and a jalapeño margarita. 🍤🍸
  • James W.
    James WilsonJanuary 18, 2015
    Food and drinks were great, nice selection of tacos, but I felt everything was overpriced given how small the portions/drinks are.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FongDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Churros no longer on the board. But they still serve it.
  • Sharath C.
    Sharath CSDecember 10, 2014
    Melt in mouth Hot dogs, tacos and a good variety of Mexican beers.
  • L K.
    L KOctober 27, 2014
    Good music, cheap tacos and a cool crowd
  • Alex K.
    Alex KirkOctober 11, 2014
    Best classic margheritas in Sydney. Extensively tested.
  • Paris B.
    Paris Buttfield-AddisonSeptember 5, 2014
    Pork taco was great.
  • Martina M.
    Martina MeneghettiSeptember 4, 2014
    Food is good and cheap, music is awesome. Place is always packed
  • Andre S.
    Andre SAugust 15, 2014
    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.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyAugust 15, 2014
    Big fan of the chorizo quesadilla. Small portions so order a carne asada taco to go along with it!
  • Kunal M.
    Kunal MirchandaniAugust 12, 2014
    The casual, slightly cheesy Mexican atmosphere.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SandbergAugust 9, 2014
    That fluffy cheese on the hot dog is amazing! And it's a big meal.
  • Nic W.
    Nic WittisonAugust 8, 2014
    Beef Quesadilla! So delicious. Check the specials board.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WellsAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer and Tacos! What more do you want ffs?
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 2, 2014
    Very good tacos & good atmosphere !
  • Les S.
    Les SimpsonJuly 12, 2014
    Saturday happy hour.
  • Janey E.
    Janey ElmgreenJune 29, 2014
    Worst tacos in Sydney. Wet and soggy, they fall apart. Go visit Alvarez & Sons in Tios up the street. THAT is great mexican.
  • elliott b.
    elliott bledsoeMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the El Loco salad, a towering heap of chilli tofu topped with queso fresca cheese and tortilla chips slivers.
  • Shinta B.
    Shinta BenildaFebruary 21, 2014
    I think this place is over rated. Music is too loud, no seat available. Tacos are cheap at $5 but not tasty. Drinks are mediocre. Maybe it's popular because it seems like lots hipsters come here.
  • Abirami S.
    Abirami ShavaniJanuary 20, 2014
    Pork taco is the bomb!
  • Nags
    NagsDecember 8, 2013
    Try the fish taco, jalapeño margarita and chorizo quesadilla. The churros are good for sharing (caramel sauce > choc sauce)
  • Caroline N.
    Caroline NgoOctober 8, 2013
    Overrated - tacos were messy and disappointing & the place seems grungy
  • Gavin B.
    Gavin BAugust 2, 2013
    While the food is fantastic I felt more than slightly ripped off on my Lagerita. Supposed to be topped with Corona, but with all that ice, there couldn't have been more than 75mL of it!
  • David R.
    David Roca @daroitJune 23, 2013
    Rudest waiter ever, 5$ for a tiny taco, there's no sense of Mexican at all
  • Rachael C.
    Rachael CurrieJune 17, 2013
    The hot dog, go the dog!!
  • Old Mate Murray T.
    Think of this as totes aweso. And if you don't think it's totes aweso the lol rofl omg
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney RichardsApril 17, 2013
    Yum!!!!! Wtf $5 tacos that don't even taste like cardboard.... Amaze!
  • Dj Crazy C.
    Dj Crazy CazMarch 2, 2013
    The food here is awesome!!
  • Jono ಠ.
    Jono ಠ..ಠJanuary 26, 2013
    Tastes more like Asian food. Weeeeird. Rather hit up Cantina Mobil.
  • Kent H.
    Kent HughesJanuary 17, 2013
    meant to be one of top hot dogs in syd
  • Paula S.
    Paula SunDecember 5, 2012
    Simple but tasty menu. Love the tacos!
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