- Value for money
Welcome to Mexico… in Bondi. You’ll feel like you’re in Mexico as soon as you enter El Topo - maybe its the traditional bright decor, maybe it’s the salty breeze blowing in from nearby Bondi Beach, or maybe it’s the sound of clinking glass and smell of tequila - whatever it is this place has done a pretty good job of seducing Sydneysiders with its Mexican charm. On the menu you’ll find some superior Mexican classics, including corn-smothered-in-chipotle mayo, a warming rich stew of clams, chorizo and prawns and some familiar quesadillas and taco options. (There are also fried crickets on offer for anyone feeling particularly brave). You can’t leave without sampling one (or two) of their dangerously good cocktails - the Tikki Collins and the Coconut Margarita are the clear winners. This place is too damn good to miss - get down there! Best dish: slow cooked beef short rib with chipotle sauce, cherry tomatoes, mexi churr, jicama, fennel & coriander salad.