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El Topo Mexican

500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
+61 2 9387 7828
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (11 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
500 Oxford St, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner visited this restaurant and expected to have a nice enjoyable meal... I was wrong, after being seated for more than 10 minutes the waitress finally came over to us (despite the restaurant being very quiet , the staff seemed to want...More

Thank Amber160795
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Good place for drinks and finally decided to give it a go with food but on a taco tuesday sesh with friends, wouldn't know on other nights Good sangria and shoutout to the fried avo and shell crab tacos, my two favourites out of all!

Thank Valentina L
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a fun place to dine, with a bright and cheerful interior, lots of tables well spaced out, as well as cosy and intimate booth type seating options. Plus a little pub at the back. We had a nice spot near the window. The...More

Thank Artfornodriving
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It is a bit mean to say that the bottle of Corona was the best part of the dinner, but that is the fact for me. The cerviche was a little off in flavour but luckily not enough to give me an upset tummy. The...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Basically, the bartender made a big mistake in my beer. He poured it with a lot of foam. I politely asked him to top up (without touch in the glass) and he started it discuss with me, saying that he would not do that. I...More

Thank Vini M
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I'm on holidays in Sydney for a month visiting my sister. She brought me to this restaurant and she said it was really nice. There was 5 of us and we had booked a table. First thing was that we had to show them id....More

Thank Reece H
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

As a large booking we opted for the street eats banquet so we could try a selection of foods. The courses were generally okay but I felt that by the end we had not had any fresh salads or greens as everything seemed fried or...More

Thank coralhill
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Great Mexican food. Bright, thoughtful flavours etc. Not the tacky greasy food that is marketed as Mexican and is nowhere near anything eaten in Mexico. However the great team in the kitchen are let down by the wait staff. One of side dishes was not...More

Thank RozKiwi
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

They did everything they could to make us welcoming me even allowing us to shift tables so our daughters pram could be near us. Thanks guys. Food was exceptional and the atmosphere fun and alive

Thank Jude B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Having been a regular customer since it opened (including organising several large parties there) today we visited for a celebration of a friends graduation. Food was not as specified on the menu and has gone down hill big time, and the new policy of “not...More

Thank Sarina J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$36
Meals
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, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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: +61 2 9387 7828
  • E-mail
Description
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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