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El publico

#122 of 1,325 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Perth
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511 Beaufort st | Highgate, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
+61 418 187 708
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, very quick and fantastic food. We all had tacos - every one was very tasty and fresh. Loved it! Will come back when next in Perth.

Thank TravellerTDK
Perth, Australia
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359 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Four friends had the feed me menu and we found it delicious and very generous. It comes with an apple tequila or a cerveza. Courses came out rapidly and were delightful. Loved the popcorn, guacamole, corn and tacos. The meat platter was impressive. Excellent weekday value. Not sure what a previous reviewer found so disappointing.

1 Thank perthmarlin
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

El Publico is a Mexican food-lovers pot of gold!! We went with a mix of friends and family and had an amazing night! All of the staff were lovely and were more than happy to help with our questions. The bar staff were amazing, they were all friendly and helpful, explaining the many different drinks available. My husband and I... More 

Thank Angela_Chance
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! I have just left this place with a huge smile on my face. First time eating here, not the last that's for sure.. Walked in, greeted immediately, offered water at the bar and menus. The menus are set in Mexican with a bit of English so best to ask the waitresses what to eat. My hubby and I were... More 

Thank ChelzRarp
Perth, western australia
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was really surprised at how much we enjoyed the food, Everything we ordered was delicious and filling! We ordered a bit of everything, and couldn't finish, but it was fun trying! It was a bit too dark inside, and had to ask for a candle which didn't help much, and we needed our phone torches to read the menu.... More 

Thank Mia L
Western Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Really enjoyed the food at el Publico, the service was second to none and the staff were helpful and friendly with excellent recommendations. Good wine list. Parking can be a bit tricky, there is some available at the rear of the restaurant via Mary Street. Yes it gets noisy and the music is loud, but all worth it for such... More 

Thank SQ007
Perth, Australia
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fresh apple cocktail strong but tasty! We couldn't get enough of the corn and beef mogo mogo. Its a loud and lively joint so not the best for a romantic meal but we still loved the vibe.

1 Thank Siân L
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice and authentic mexican in a very busy street for restaurants in Perth. Staff are friendly and helpful in describing their menu. Only downside is the music is a bit loud, but this would not stop me from going back.

Thank Chris C
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food here is amazing. If you like modern mexican/spanish food then you really can't go past ElPublico. We go here once every few months. If you don't like busy and noisy then it's not for you and infact the music is often so loud you can't relaly even hear the person next to you. That would be it's one... More 

1 Thank Lauren M
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

So easy to choose.... just let the waiter do it for you!!!! love that you can catch up with friends and tell them to "bring us stuff" the selection and quality is terrific. I hate tequila normally however here I love the tequila and fresh apple juice. Every time I have visitors from interstate this is where I bring them... More 

1 Thank Caz M

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Beaufort st | Highgate, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth
  • 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?