El Gusano Taqueria
Crisp tostada layered with chipotle mayo and fresh seafood
100% Agave Blanco Tequila infused with habanero chili
Lovely staff, interesting flavours. More things to try next time.
Really lovely food. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Place was cool but the food wasn’t great. Food servings were good but the Tacos were dry and didn’t have any sort of garnish on them. Margaritas were quite sour and not easy drinking. Was expecting a bit more!
We thoroughly enjoyed our soft tacos, which had a variety of interesting fillings, and the margarita was amazing. We would definitely come back.
So yummy. Not a huge selection on the menu. Mainly entrees and tacos but they were great. The chilli margaritas were great. Staff really lovely.
Great food with authentic ingredients and flavours. Very friendly and helpful staff that will explain the menu if needed.
Enjoyable night - great service, yummy soft tacos and delicious margaritas!
A great little place nestled back from the main road. Great food and service, relaxed, no pressure. With a visit !
One of the best authentic Mexican diners around, unique and incredibly flavoursome. You have to try the cactus taco complete with the best soft corn tortilla but all the tacos are amazing.
Great place and delish tacos! Will be my new fav Mexican place ! Thanks guys
We love this restaurant and although there isn’t a lot to choose from on the menu .... the food is amazing as is the service. Best local restaurant ever!
great little place with slow service however. if it was French cuisine, we'd understand but we waited over 45 min for a Quesadilla or tacos.
Portions a bit small although food is fantastic.
Always delicious! Tommy's margs and the donuts are a must!
Very friendly staff, enjoyed the settings and drinks. We were a little late and they were very accommodating. We would recommend this to our friends.
A great spot for a casual evening with friends. Delicious meal and even better margarita’s
Gracias amigo. 👍🇲🇽🌮
Absolutely loved our dinner here. We came for a no-fuss valentines day dinner and were not disappointed. The food was delish, service incredible and the chilli marg was a treat! 10/10 recommend to all my family and friends.
Thank you for the fantastic review Lucy. Hopefully see you again soon. 👍🌮🇲🇽
Good food and the owners are cool. We go here quite a few times a year
Haha. I’m a cool dad. 👍🌮🇲🇽
Delicious Mexican food and the best Margueritas.
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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!
El Gusano Taqueria does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. El Gusano Taqueria also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9043 1217.
El Gusano Taqueria is rated 4.5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.