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Thursday, 26 April 2012

El Loco, Surry Hills

I don't think I've ever been to a Mexican restaurant. Oh wait, there was this one time in year 11 when we went on camp and I vaguely remember them taking us to a Mexican restaurant. Yes, it was a weird camp we went on =P. Anyways, I hardly remember what we ate. So when I was looking for a place to catch up with friends I had 2 things in mind - fun and easy on the wallet. And good old Urbanspoon saved the day yet again. El Loco is listed as one of the most talked about restaurants in Sydney at the moment. Given the amount of blog posts circulating about this place it obviously has some sort of attraction to Sydney-siders.

I was heaps keen, since my experience of Mexican food doesn't extend beyond Old El Paso. The place was quite packed, even for a Tuesday night. I loved the vibe, it was quite relaxed and much like a bar/club with the music pumping and the chatter of people filling the room. The novelty cactus order numbers were my fav! And best of all, the menu was so cheap! A really good place to go for a bang-for-your-buck feed! It's a shame I was driving otherwise I would have dived straight into the drinks menu.

We started off with Corn Chips with Guacamole and Salsa. The corn chips are so good, they remind me of the ones you get from fresh fruit and veg shops like Harris Farm

Al Pastor Soft Taco - spit roasted pork, pineapple salsa cabbage, coriander, spring onions, salsa verde and pico de gallo

More tacos! Can't remember what these were =P

Carne Asada Taco - lemongrass beef, salsa verde, Queso, cabbage, coriander, spring onions, salsa verde and pico de gallo. You can substitute the tortilla for a cabbage leaf =)

I think a majority of us got tacos, but some of us ventured further into the menu.....

Al Pastor Pork Torta Sandwich - Grilled marinated pork from the spit served on a soft bun with cabbage, coriander, spring onion, mayonnaise and pico de gallo salsa. I was SOOO tempted to get this!! Mmm looks so yummy!

Excelsior Hot Dog - Grilled pork Frankfurt served on a soft bun with pickled jalepenos, pico ge gallo, mayonnaise and (LOTS of) cheese

Mmmm just looking back at the pics makes me hungry ahaha. And of course, we couldn't go without sampling the dessert.

Orange Flavoured Curros with Dulce de Leche

Some of the best churros i've ever had!!
They were quite large and fluffy, and the dulce de leche went soooo nicely with them. I don't think this is a regular fixture on the menu, but i have a feeling it's probably there most nights. That's another thing about the menu, they have daily specials that of course rotate regularly.

And you have to try everything (except dessert =P) with a bit of Mexican Habanero sauce. Varying in mouth-burning abilty, these add greatly to the tacos in my opinion =).

El Loco
64 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: +612 9211 4945

El Loco on Urbanspoon

=D xx 


  1. i loooove the hotdog! the cloud of cheese is just insanely tasty!

  2. hahaha not the biggest fan of cheese myself, but im pretty sure my friend who got it enjoyed it just as much as you do!


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