El Santo Mexican

4.4
81 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Located at 115, Ryrie Street in Geelong, bringing an authentic and modern take on the Mexican cuisine. Run and operated by well known players in the Geelong food scene, owners of The Pickers Union bring their collective flare and passion to the night food scene! A menu packed with fresh, vibrant Mexican flavours with options to share set to delight. Menu items start from as cheap as the charred street corn with queso and lime for $6 with tacos, quesadillas and also larger mains that can be shared for a great experience. Vegetarian and vegan options available. There is also an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list. Oh, and of course tequila and mezcal! Open seven days a week, license until 1am on weekends, family friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Available for functions
What 81 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gluten free & allergy consideration was awesome by service staff (we have coeliac & anaphylactic allergy to cashew, pistachio & avocado). Food was lovely. Waitress great & good with her recommendation for portion size for the kids meals. Got really busy once we got there so drinks were a little slow, otherwise we would have had more of those delicious magaritas!

HH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The vegan menu is amazing! Loved the cauli burrito.

SD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, the right mix of modern and traditional Mexican dishes. Amazing looking bar full of tequila and mezcal.
Service was great. Would recommend!

TT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was food but not as good as the last time I went. Was super disappointed

O
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, they just need to turn down the music a little, at times you could bearly hear people talking from across the table. But, food was great, fresh and delicious, we will be back.

L
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and staff.
Thank-you, and compliments to the chief!

EB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Char grilled corn is a bit pricey. Everything else is priced well.

LC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious dinner, we slowly worked our way through the menu. Great atmosphere and service. We will definitely be back.

AH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere and servers!! The drinks were delish!

KW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious, but staff were a bit slow to take our orders which wouldn't have been too big a deal but we were on a bit of a time constraint.

CC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent experience, the 5 course degustation was fantastic, the food and drinks were exceptional, the service was very attentive and professional. The only complaint was the music was very loud. Highly recommend to others.

LT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friday night at El Santo was fabulously wondrous. Great atmosphere, amazingly good service and great food and kick arse margaritas. We were a group of four and felt the value was great for our $. Great choice of dishes and the food fresh and cooked and served with love . Thanks Amigos x

RC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the whole experience wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. We had a wonderful night thankyou.

LM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food, went for the Feed Me option on the menu...didn’t disappoint. Really good value for money. Lovely staff

ED
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. We went on a Tuesday which has very cheap tacos and beer. The chicken and fish tacos were absolutely delicious and the churros were to die for!

K
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Best Mexican food I have had in Australia, so far.

C
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great margaritas & friendly service!

J
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, cool vibe , overall an amazing place .

MF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great food and great staff! Amazing tacos

EM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Fantastic food and friendly service. Only one little thing ...it did take a while for our drink order. I felt like we were sitting there for ages with no drink. We saw our drinks sitting on the bar for a while. Also no one ever came around to ask us to order anymore drinks or desserts. We just walked out after a main and 1 drink each.
However we will be back and I am sure next time your staff will be more attentive.

S
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

It was okay. I was disappointed that we could only purchase tacos in pairs, it would be nice to have a variety. I wish you had margarita jugs, we had sangria instead and it had a funny after taste.
I loved the look and vibe but sadly disappointed with the food and beverage options.

JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing; flavours were rich and creative. Serving size on the smaller side however.

G
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loving the share options! So delicious! School Prawns are a must!

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the Staff were lovely but the food is bland.

TC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Mexican food, great fast service and a beautiful interior with lots of space.

V
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent! Service was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable!

LV
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best mexi food ever. They cater for dietary requirements. Loving and fun, Caring staff! The vibe is so chilled and vibrant. Xx

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrived (first time) the service was really warm and friendly even though it was busy and getting busier.
From here everything was awesome. A lovely young guy was spot on with food recommendations.
The cocktails were really good as was the food.
Loved the tacos (chicken, fish and pork) all delicious as was the school prawns and pork crackle with guacamole.

The only MEXICAN I’ve had in Geelong I would happily return to.
Not your run of the mill cheese laden stodgy crap from westernised style restaurants.

Loved it. Thanks guys.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yum, serve sizes are not big but so filling. Have to try corn fritters. Great staff, helpful and friendly.

EB
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food!!! The churros are incredible .

SK
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food and the waitress was delightful. It was a sweltering night and the air-con didn’t do much so that was the only negative for me.

LC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, great service friendly vibe, will definitely return.

PG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food and great friendly service. Could not fault this place!

JS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic , loved everything especially the nachos and the eggplant taco, we will be back.

RL
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food is always good, unfortunately I asked to move table due to the one we were allocated was in the middle of the walk through area and the server told me people requested a particular table. She did allow us to move as we were not in a hurry and wanted to take our time. Slow service on our drinks and they forgot to place our main meal order so after waiting for more than 45minutes we asked where our meals were... being told they had forgotten them. They rushed them through and they were pleasant. Discount was offered on a drink and then they tried to give us shots to make up for it... we were both driving. Service definitely needs to be improved as the food is always good. Bit disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food took too long to come out and was cold when it did. Soggy chimichangas. Fish tacos disappointing. Average margarita.

JD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing. It was simply amazing. Great food, great atmosphere. New regular mexican restaurant

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mecixan Reublic - delicious food, cool vibe & great service!

CC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a pretty good dinner all round. Service and quality of the food were great. The steak and chips taco was the highlight.

PK
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Mexican in town, the special burrito & quasedilla were particularly amazing. Sam and the crew have created a vibrant, fun feel. We will certainly be back. Not only for the outstanding food, but the cocktail menu also.

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