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El Burro

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209 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9399 9292
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here with friends. My husband and I ordered the paella which was nice but all I could easily taste was spice. Our friends had tapas but the croquettes and arancini looked like they weren't restaurant made. We sat outside (back) but it really isn't nice with a fence that is half falling down. It would be a really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly engaging staff and really tasty mexican-inspired food. None of the overtly kitschy Cactus Jacks atmosphere at this place. A large group of people dined on the grand banquet with no disappointment at all. The ten or so dishes came out at regular intervals, and all had their unique flavour, aroma and texture - generally a pitfall with Mexican food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the banquet and wow what a choice. The food kept coming and quality was spot on. Will return . A must visit when In Williamstown.

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Collingwood
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't fault it. The food was excellent, well presented and great portions. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, especially with food allergies We were lucky enough to be there on a nice day and sat outside in the beer garden and the wait staff didn't forget about us, as they usually do in a lot of places. Definitely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always enjoyable. Kids love it here. Food is always great. Staff are friendly and service is great. They make some fantastic drinks for the grown ups.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went in to celebrate a birthday with famil. We over ordered but the food was so fresh and delicious we managed to finish it all. Personally for the price I feel the portion sizes are very small but the tastes are just amazing. The service was a little uncoordinated but no harm as all the food came on time :)... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Williamstown is just a drive across the Westgate Bridge from the city, so easy to get to for us. But we seldom go there. The incentive to try El Burro came via a voucher we bought, that gave us a selection of small tapas dishes, plus a paella and sangria for a very affordable amount. And we avoided parking fees... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is the first time l have tried Spanish food and l am glad l found this place-we went early 6pm the food arrived quickly- we shared the entrees= all delicious- then the paella =generous yummy helping- served with a sangria(drink) /professional staff-owner friendly everything is right about this place but go hungry,parking is 3$ per hour.

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Williamstown
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As always - great service, fantastic sangria and yummy food. Patatas bravas and paella always the family favorites. Very kid friendly...

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I could not fault the meal we had here. Shared the entrees and then paella. Delicious. Even took doggy bag home for breakfast. The service was quick. Highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9399 9292

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