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El Publico

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511 Beaufort St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 418 187 708
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After an initial mix up with bookings, which was promptly followed up by the genuine and professional manager Gianni, dinner was fun with great food, good service and lively atmosphere.

Thank BornInScotland
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has got the drink menu down pat, we started with chili and salt rimmed mango Rita’s and I finished with a Tommys margarita and hubby had a Negra Modelo beer all were excellent. The food was a bit hit and miss, the first dish out was Chicharron pork crackle, which looked like a big prawn cracker but was... More 

Thank Luvmyholidays9
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to get authentic Mexican in Perth. Not sure what it was but there was a plate of meat that was to die for! The drinks are great. The prices are ok. The staff are good.

Thank David M
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Mexican cuisine is mismatch of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with Spanish elements added in the 16th century (Highbrow). Mexican food is a mismatch of tomato paste, cheese, those round bready things, and beans. (Lowbrow). I do have a fondness for Mex food of old, bathing everything in chilly hot sauce, until the middle of the night when you stumble into the... More 

Thank Anthony_Perth666
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner on a busy Saturday night. Staff were really welcoming and happy to help us find a table that we liked. The room is not fancy but there are some nice Mexican design touches, with the highlight being the red neon donkey above the bar. Cocktails had high quality ingredients and were delicious. Similarly the food which is... More 

Thank Paul C
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant. All the food was fresh, tasty, spicy and interesting We had the cauliflower frita, chilli popcorn, beef mogo mogo, fried chicken and abodo pork - sublime! The margaritas were interesting and tasty - all in all a very enjoyable night It's a loud place inside (Saturday night) so... More 

Thank dax a
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

A friendly waiter seemed a little frantic but did an exceptional job regardless. The food was great... unreal selection of tequila. Fun.

Thank M S
York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We had the feed me menu and what a treat to try so many wonderful flavours, this was our first exposure to true Mexican food and would definitely return , We sat on the higher floor and enjoyed the atmosphere The staff explain all the different dishes and manage your expectations of spice Went as two couples but for me... More 

Thank vraybould
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We had some friends over from Canberra swing by on a short visit who were hankering for some Mexican food. On recommendation from a co-worker booked a table and am so glad we did. We went for the $39.00 menu and walked out of there sooo full and the hankering satiated! As soon as we got the spicy popcorn, pork... More 

Thank Patty W
Perth, Australia
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for New Years Eve dinner at 6:45 pm. It was quiet when we arrived but it gradually got busy. The food was excellent. The chilli water kingfish had quite a bite. The chilli popcorn and street corn were delicious. Service was good at the start but got decidedly slower. We eventually left and went elsewhere for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Beaufort St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Vincent  >  Highgate
  • Phone Number: +61 418 187 708

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?