El Santo Mexican

4.6
213 Reviews
$40 and under
Mexican

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Located at 115, Ryrie Street in Geelong,El Santo brings an authentic and modern take on Mexican cuisine. Run and operated by well-known players in the Geelong food scene, the owners of The Pickers Union bring their collective flair and passion to the night food scene!

The menu is packed with fresh, vibrant Mexican flavours and options to share, set to delight. Menu items start from as cheap as the charred street corn with queso and lime for $8 with tacos, quesadillas, and also larger mains that can be shared for a great experience. In addition, we offer an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail list. Oh, and of course tequila, mezcal, and margaritas!

Many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.

We are open 6 days a week, and hold a license until 1 am on weekends. The restaurant is family-friendly, wheelchair accessible, and available for functions.

Experiences

  • $60 FEED ME

    A$60.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    $60 FEED ME INCLUDES: *Shot on arrival (Chupitos) *Various entrées *Mains *Dessert
What 213 people are saying
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Lara
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, good variety in the “feed me”, but on the pricier side at $60 per person excl. drinks

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KatrinaW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious, fresh, tasty food!!

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & food, great vibe, definitely coming back here

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AlianaC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was, such great flavour not your average Mexican restaurant.

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SuzeC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been wanting to eat here for a long time and did not disappoint. Food and atmosphere were great. Loved the Strawberry margaritas!!!

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EmDee
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great staff so much fun - we ate burritos with their sombreros on- 100% great venue! Also accomadated us at last minute with reservation change which was much appreciated! Thanks so much guys - we will be back!

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TaylaR
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a cute little place! The food was absolutely delicious, good range and
Not outrageously priced.
Drinks were super cheap but definitely watered down, not very strong.
Service was a little slow but it was very busy so understandable. All in all great little place, cheap drinks and delicious food!

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Annon
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next best thing to actually bring in Mexico in lockdown ☺️

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic Mexican! Each dish was super tasty. Highlight: chimichanga cheesecake! Service was great too.

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SkalesC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good selection of vegan and non vegan options to suit everyone

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KyleS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Just needed slightly more regular table service given that the meals are small finger food styled.

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Catherine
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. A bit on the expensive side but worth it

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely inside, food is amazing - my favourite place to eat in Geelong! Would definitely recommend for a casual night out or for a birthday.

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REBECCAG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy food. Great that Wednesday nights have a full vegan menu in addition to the regular menu, so all of us were catered for. Would definitely recommend :)

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Yaro
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true Mexican restaurant. We've been numerous times in Mexico, lived in California where Mexican food is very common, and El Santo is the first real Mexican restaurant we found in Geelong.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Authentic Mexican and excellent service.

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Taylah
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and customer service. Would recommend.

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Riley
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More sombreros!!!
Was good service and food. Lovely waitstaff

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SusanD
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

On arrival greeted friendly. The waiter had just finished wiping our table. When we sat everything was so sticky it made it uncomfortable.
When we received our shared entree nachos with black beans, which were lovely. We had keep trying to get attention to get utensils serviettes and plates. This happened with mains. As we shared both. I won’t rush back.

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EmilyH
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Had an amazing meal with family. The chicken chimichanga was to die for!

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Lyric
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience awesome food
virgin drinks a little expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a birthday dinner here, absolutely love the food, so fresh and authentic! Service was great too, wish I had discovered this place sooner.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing service was fantastic
We had a wonderful night!

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SimoneD
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! El santo is THE best! Staff were attentive, the food tasted amazing and portion sizes were perfect. A modern take on mexican, but with authenticity at its heart. The vibe in the restaurant is awesome, lighting set the mood, and the music got us in the mood to enjoy. Recommend highly for anyone wanting a high quality restaurant experience but with a casual vibe that sets the mood for a great night out. Nothing pretentious here

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CherylL
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed
Dark loud and very small servings
My partners meal was completely forgotten
We had to go somewhere else afterwards to fill up
It was very expensive and completely overpriced

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Polly
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy quick food, good service, good vibe, limited vegan options for vegan night otherwise pretty happy with it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful! A few hiccups with timing of our drinks, but service staff were lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really amazing and came out fast. The best mexican I have had.

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AmyLD
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish tacos! Loved the frozen margaritas and all the food we ordered was brought out fast. It was all delicious.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very friendly and helpful. While the technology let the team down when a mixed order for drinks and entrée was only printed to the kitchen, the servers chased down the drinks when asked.
The noise level was fairly high, but this was the larger groups enjoying themselves.
Food was terrific! The TexMex style provides flavour and options for all. The vegetarian in our group was happy with the pumpkin chimichanga.
We were on a parents escape or was it double date, all four of us enjoyed our evening and will be back!

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HaleyK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fire. Great food, engaging staff and fantastic service! A friend and I attended on Good Friday as we were in Geelong on a Birthday trip. We ordered the 50$ per head option and we received an array of delicious meals with dessert included. We also ordered 3 cocktails that were recommended by our lovely waitress and again were amazing. Great value for money, great quality authentic Mexican, can not recommend highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and cocktails. Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for a celebratory dinner! We had a large booking for 20. Staff were so accommodating, service was outstanding & the food + drinks were absolutely delicious! We appreciate the staff splitting the Bill at the end of the night as so many places don’t offer that. Can’t wait to come back! 🌮

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vipWilliams
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had one intoxicated friend and the whole table was informed that no one would get drinks until after the meals were ordered. Drinks were mainly full of ice and the food was cold.

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NaomiR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Definitely will be coming back again.

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KyleS
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and very convenient for uni students

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic customer service! Atmosphere was awesome! Food was delicious and authentic!

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at El Santo! The food was delicious and the good 10/10. Everything was great! We will be back again!!

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LeahC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Mexican food. Quirky decor. Friendly attentive service. Will be back.

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TessB
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Staff were very nice when they attended. Food was good. Cocktails delicious. Would return.
Took a long while to get seated. Staff were not present at all and then every staff member would walk up one after the other asking the same question and then would have no presence again for too long. Had to get our own cutlery off their serving shelf. Can get very loud

FAQs

El Santo Mexican does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

El Santo Mexican is rated 4.6 stars by 213 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 reservations at the moment.