El Loco

Restaurants
Surry Hills, NSW
OPEN TODAY: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Mexican canteen & bar

Nuestra casa es su casa.
Our home is your home
Authentic recipes combine with fresh ingredients to make sensational margaritas and delicious tacos.  
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Reviews of El Loco

  • I also agree that these guys make the best tacos in Sydney! Their hot dogs are also absolutely divine (but Harry's Cafe at Woolloomooloo is still slightly better). Very laid back and fun atmosphere, prices are cheap, and service is reasonable given how busy it usually gets at dinner time.
  • So good...casual, affordable, fun. It's kind of strangely attached to the pub next door but if you're in the mood for tacos and tequila, it can't be beaten.
  • If you are after a quick, but fun and delicious mexican fun, El Loco is your place..
    Best tacos in town!
  • beanboy Local Star 305 reviews
    Such a great venue, another one of Merivale's wins. Its a pretty old pub conversion and it still feels like one in the front section of the bar. But out the back where the El Loco dining experience is so much fun, the decor is Mexican themed with plenty of bench seating inside and out.
    All the Taco's are yummy, even the 'secret' one, the burgers are relatively small but ok if accompanied with a single taco. Oh and you must try their margaritas.
  • brad.m Local Star 52 reviews
    The best tacos in Sydney. End of story. Authentic Cali-mex style tacos with the occasional gourmet twist; there's no cheese, sour cream and lettuce-laten "tacos" here. Throw in trendy but somehow authentic decor, a lively crowd, and the absolutely genuine Tecate-in-a-can, and this is as close to Mexico as you'll get. I still cant believe this used to be the trashy pub it was! Go any night and its busy; but thats part of the experience.
  • Menu and atmosphere is absolutely spot on. What a total turn around for the venue. Only downside is that it's incredibly hard to get a seat and often results in a 30min wait although a drink in hand with some corn chips helps. Get the fish torta! So yum! A tad on the pricey side but a good night out with mates. Not a good date venue though.
  • Cee Zee Foodie 278 reviews
    I had heard a lot about this place but waited a while before I went there to avoid the hype. I was pleasantly surprised to find a laid back mexican canteen at the back of the pub. The Jalapeo Margaritas went down a treat but be warned they have a bit of bite the closer you get to the bottom. The food is great. probably the closest to mexican street food i have had in Sydney. its also very cheap. $5 for a taco but I guess they catch you out on the drinks. I had the secret taco and was surprised to find that it was lamb's brain as I swear it tasted like tempura fish. Anyway if you want a fun inexpensive night out then El Loco is the place to head.
  • Paulos101 Foodie 92 reviews
    This place is pretty cool, a good place when you are in need of Mexican food. The decor is pretty out there which is awesome and this can still be a pretty good place for just a hangout for a few drinks
  • atan7 Local Star 1,079 reviews
    Fun, vibrant atmosphere and it is great to find yummy Mexican food without the cheesy music and ambience of other places. el loco is more like a casual hangout for friends looking for a nice cold drink, takeaway simplicity, but restaurant quality food. My favs included the beef taco, the chicken taco and the two sneaky bites I had of my friend's hotdog. The fish burger was a little salty for me- however others seemed to enjoy it. I'll be coming back!
  • WeenieM Local Star 88 reviews
    This place is great for a fun night out. Gets very busy quickly so you have to get there early to get a table. I love the decor - its bright, fun, bubbly and colourful. However, I had heard people rave about the tacos and I thought they were a little disappointing to be honest. The beef taco was very tasty but there is just way too much filling in a tiny little soft shell so everything falls out very easily. Quite a messy meal. Great though if you are after a very cheap meal since they are only $5!

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