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El Topo Mexican

500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
“doughnuts” (3 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey but delicious. Love a little sample of a lot of things and yummy sangria!! Cool area but had to walk through smokey pub to get up there.

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good. The only problem is that we asked 3 times for a non spicy version of the food (which they said they could make) and they did not pay attention to our request. If you like ONLY spicy food this is the...More

Thank Valérie P
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

If you are from the USA never expect that Mexican food, just enjoy the local interpretation. Rarely are there Mexicans cooking. This being said it was enjoyable dinning however $17 for a margarita just seemed steep. They did do their best to cater to my...More

Thank archi2m
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We have eaten here a few times now and the food is always absolutely fantastic! On this occasion we ordered one of the chef's menus (option 1) and we loved everything and had trouble eating it all! My fussy daughter ordered a soft shell crab...More

Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Not the best food and staff very unfriendly was very dissapointed in general really did not live up to its reputations in my honest opinion. Not likely to be visiting again!

Thank BrittishBackpacker
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

After reading online that this was 'the best Mexican in Sydney' - we expected it to be incredible - The menu is limited, no fajitas or beef nachos which are our favourites so the kids werent happy... can't get sangria by the glass ... the...More

Thank karla m
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is our local 'after work' haunt. They have great Mexican wines, a good range of tequilas and other Mexican spirits. The food is good and well priced for a bar. It gets booked out quickly. Tuesday night tacos are a bargain.

Thank 561sue
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Decor is amazing. Various interesting nooks and crannys to enjoy a drink or two. Go when its Happy Hour as drinks are expensive. The food is good too. Great for large groups. Service is professional. Handsome waiters and waitresses. Mostly working holiday types. Friendly and...More

Thank Setta E
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tacos are really good, I ve tried them all, I would specially recommend the one with crab!!! Chicken, beef are also really good, if you don't eat meat there's an option with cheese...

Thank GDD1002
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Menu is very limited and nothing very exciting! No common menu selections like frajitas!!! Place is dark and seating is poor. I would give this place a miss if you are after a good Mexican meal. This place used to have a great menu but...More

Thank Michael C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Bondi
  • Phone Number: 02-9387-7828
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El Topo has built a reputation as one of Sydney's most loved and talked about Mexican restaurant and rooftop bars. The moment you step into El Topo, it's like stepping in to Oaxaca, Mexico. Head Chef Atick Elahi's modern interpretation of Oaxacan cuisine combines authentic flavours of tamarind, guajillo chillies, avocado leaf, jicama and cactus with modernised methods and local ingredients. The menu provides a variety of options for vegetarians those that are gluten intolerant. It also features earthy Mexican staples and home made produce. The El Topo beverage menu features close to 100 Mexican white spirits including five sotols, 20 mezcals and close to 70 tequilas. To create its world-class cocktails, the bar sources rare and authentic Mexican ingredients, while the wine list features varietals from Spain, South America and Australia that are suited to this popular style of cuisine. A trip to El Topo is an essential Mexican experience that is sure to spice up your life!
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