El Gusano Taqueria
Excellent food and service. Great ambiance. Feels like you’re on holidays. Super casual, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.
As a north American finding authentic Mexican food can be challenging. El Gusano clearly knows what good Mexican food is.
Muchas gracias Allison. 🤙🏻🌮🇲🇽
El Gusano Taqueria used dishonest advertising to mislead us on a 50% discount offer. When I requested to speak to the manager he/she didn't have the fortitude or courtesy to explain the situation from the restaurant's perspective. My party immediately walked out disgusted. My phone number is 0478415056 offer still holds
I have spoken with Vernon about the night he came in and we are in the process of resolving this unfortunate misunderstanding.
Great Mexican street food and margaritas. Would highly recommend
Fabulous food and staff, a really great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.
Awesome food and an amazing place to go and enjoy a meal.
Outstanding authentic flavours and delicious food. Perfect for a causal date or catch up with friends
Excellent place and very friendly staff will definitely go again for sure. if I had to give one negative it would be that the toilets are in the hostel next door but apart from that it was brilliant especially the Beef Tongue Tacos
What a brilliany little hidden Mexico on the Northern Beaches! The staff were amongst the friendliest we’ve ever experienced, the food was amazing and exceptional value. Service was fast and the ambiance of the place was lovely!
Top food - the beef tongue taco was my highlight, but everything was packed with flavour. Wait times for food was perfect giving us time to speak for 5-10 minutes between courses.
Only negatives was the bathroom is located in the Hostel next door, and the doughnuts for desert weren't amazing. Everything else was fantastic - would highly recommend.
Delicious quality, food & drinks enjoyed in a tranquil, soothing environment
Beautiful fresh food that was promptly served. We were very early to dinner and no one else was in the restaurant hence the low score for ambience
Lovey food ... a bit different to your 'normal' Mexican fare. Mexican can be a bit bland but this street food is authentic. The Host is charming, knowledgeable and flexible. The draft beer is good too.
Authenticity is always the way forward here.
A great selection of Mexican dishes and tequilas in a cosy setting. The owner knows his tequila so can make a good recommendation. The food is cheap and tasty. We've been here three times now, it is going to be a favourite with us.
More great tequilas coming soon!! Gracias amigo.
Fun and delicious food. We loved every mouthful, and enjoyed eating cactus for the first time! The waiter was super relaxed, friendly, genuine and helpful. Our whole meal was a stand out, including the deal we got on the food.
So glad you enjoyed everything!!
there didn't seem to be much alcohol in the marguerite - tasty but
Sorry. Unlike Mexico, we follow standard measures for alcohol. No free pouring here unfortunately.
Great food, informative staff, great tequila/mezcal!! Loved it, will be back
Second time visiting, and definitely won't be my last! Best Margaritas I've had in a while.. and the service was exceptional. Would recommend 100%!
great food and service will definitely go back...it was lovely
Great place for everyone, good food and quiet, with good knowledgeable service
Authentic food, some innovative options compared to the commercial Mexican offerings, so nicely differentiated. Recommended!
Great Mexican, awesome margaritas - nice small neighbourhood restaurant. We'll come back again!
Thank you MinnaM for the awesome review. So glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon!
Great little venue with yummy food and fabulous courtyard even on a cool night. Unfortunately it took a long time to be seated and service was very slow but drinks and food were good.
Would I return, probably not.
Thank you, Chook. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our restaurant's atmosphere and food and I'm sorry you didn't receive the best service. Hospitality is a challenging industry and one of the toughest aspects is staff. We had someone reasonably new working on the floor on Saturday, which may have been the reason for the slow service. I can just apologise and hope that you can see from other reviews that service is normally to a pretty high standard. Hopefully you will try us again. Kind regards Gabi
Food was very tasty, I personally recommend the beef tongue taco and the ceviche. Not expensive at all.
Great choice of drinks and cocktails, but diversity of dishes could be augmented. You basically have the choice between a range of small tacos and 4/5 tapas.
But overall the experience was great.
The owner’s really nice and will take some time to chat with all his customers.
Good to have a place like this in Collaroy, that is different and not pricey
Hi IIanS, thank you for the great review and for taking the time to share your experience. We change our menu often and will be taking your feedback into consideration. Stay tuned as we always provide updates on new dishes and menu changes via Instagram and Facebook (@ElGusanoTaqueria). We hope to see you again soon, amigo!
Recently returned from Mexico and it was a pleasant surprise to find a Mexican restaurant that lived up to its description of authentic street food. Highly recommend ordering the Topales tacos.
Hola amiga! Gracias for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.
I LOVE this hidden gem in Collaroy - the food is 'proper' Mexican, super tasty and reasonably priced, the atmosphere is great and all the staff are fabulous!
Hi ClareS! Thank you so much for such an amazing review! Every week we share reviews with our staff to show them how much our customers appreciate their hard work and dedication. We loved sharing your review with the team, it made everyone's day! We hope to see you again soon.
Best authentic tacos ever had. Cozy little rustic feel and staff are all amazing.
Thank you for the awesome review, GabC! See you soon amigo!
Really nice and relaxed place. Great little garden and very nice authentic food. We will be back.
Thanks JanaB for the amazing review! We really appreciate it! See you next time!
Lovely spot for Mexican with a twist. Wait staff was friendly and very helpful with decisions and recomendations. I will eat there again.
That's great to hear ReneeG. Thank you for the review and see you soon!
Thoroughly enjoyed our night. Great atmosphere matched with excellent yet not in your face service and some excellent street food - often hard to find in sydney. We can’t wait to go back.
Thank you so much for the amazing review FionaM! We hope to see you again soon, amiga!
Staff very friendly, informative and helpful. Something a bit different. Street Food.
Food and service were amazing. Definitely recommend from that perspective. Very relaxed, rustic setting but we enjoyed sitting outside. Blankets that were available came in handy as it was a bit cold. One down side was that being part of the youth hostel building we were subject to some of their smoke. Otherwise a lovely experience
Thanks for the great review and feedback, Linda! We will pass on the message to the YHA to see if there is anything we can do to minimise that. We hope to see you again soon.
Loved the atmosphere, service & most importantly the food was truly authentic & delicious, will definitely be back
Thank you for the great review NatalieL! We hope to see you again soon!
Awesome mexican food and drink experience! Best on the northern beaches!
Thanks for the great review Kris. 🤙🏻🌮🇲🇽
Always great food. Good cocktails and fast service
Some of the best Mexican in the beaches with super friendly service to match
Thanks for the great review Jessica.
The service wasn't great we had to ask for our drinks after the food came. We asked for the dips to come first before the tacos, but the tacos came out first. The guacamole and corn dips were tasty the prawn tacos were pretty tasty but the pork and crackle tacos were bland and had no condiments just the meat. Could be a great local place but is lacking so far in my opinion.
Kylie. I remember the night your table was in. We had a bad one eh! We had a lot of walk ins at the same time as your group was in, which resulted in a lot to serve at the same time. We were all caught off guard. I can just apologise for the lack of attentive service. Hopefully you can see from other reviews that service is normally to a pretty high standard. I’m glad you enjoyed the food though. We are coming up with some menu changes soon so hopefully you will try us again. Gracias. Colin
Yummy fresh flavours and a really cute relaxed eatery. They had run out of seafood options early on a Saturday night which was disappointing but would definitely go back.
Thanks for the review Julie. Sorry for running out of seafood while you were here. We are getting busier and sometimes it’s hard to judge which menu items will be more popular on each day. Hopefully you’ll try us out again for some delicious seafood. Gracias amiga.
A wonderfully authentic Mexican, the courtyard has a lovely vibe, the food is sensational and the service is second to none. We are so happy we discovered this spot. Will be regulars for sure.
Awesome place to go for a meal and a few drinks.Cant wait to go back.
Thanks for the awesome review, SteveP! We hope to see you again soon, amigo!