El Burro (GTA III)

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El Burro from GTA III

El Burro is a character the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto and as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto III. He was also mentioned in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by drug baron Ricardo Diaz. El Burro was, in GTA III, voiced by Chris Phillips. A drug dealer named El Burro also appears in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Events of GTA 1

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El Burro, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto 1.

In GTA 1, El Burro, a homosexual Mexican, lives in the Aye Valley area of San Andreas. El Burro is in a feud with Uncle Fu and his nephew No Chin. No Chin even attacks El Burro's Love Wagon. El Burro gives missions to the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto. These missions include destroying buses, a Yakuza limousine and a drugs lab; killing Paco, Pepe, Jorge, Jose, Pedro, Alfonso, Rodrigo and Mike Tallon. In a secret mission, he can be murdered by the protagonist.

Events of GTA III

El Burro is the head of the Diablos gang in GTA III, based in the Hepburn Heights area of Portland Island, Liberty City. El Burro is in a turf war with both the Leone Family and the Triads, having won the turf after a gang war between the Leone Family, Forelli Family and Sindacco Family in 1998. The Diablos later enter into a gang war with the Uptown Yardies after making derogatory remarks about Queen Lizzy. El Burro gives missions to Claude in order to help his pornography business, which includes the selling of the Donkey Does Dallas volumes. El Burro supplies magazines to, and may own, the XXX Mags shop in the Red Light District. El Burro has been involved in the pornography business since at least 1986, as in GTA Vice City, Ricardo Diaz destroys his VCR for eating his El Burro movie in the mission Supply & Demand. However, the VCR turns out to have been unplugged.

GTA III Mission Appearances

GTA IV Easter Egg

El Burro as an artwork on a wall.

In the second trailer for GTA IV, "Looking for that Special Someone", a homage to El Burro can be seen in the form of graffiti on a wall.


  • El Burro can be killed in GTA 1, set in 1997, and appear in 2001 (the setting of GTA III). This is because the storylines do not take place on the same fictional timeline.