Best Mexican restaurants in Edinburgh

Best Mexican Restaurants in Edinburgh

Bodega / credit: Christina Kernohan

Get your fill of tacos and tequila at these hitlisted Mexican restaurants


Little pockets of Mexican espíritu can be found throughout the city, with all kinds of joints raring to satisfy your cantina cravings. Whether it's takeaway tacos and tortillas with a tourist flavour and the quickest of turnarounds; or authentic home-from-home restaurants touting the latest street-food trends while mixing up flavours and keeping that cocktail list fresh, Edinburgh has it all. Each has their own festive atmosphere too, so forget the sombrero, tip back the tequila, and let the good times roll.

The Blue Parrot Cantina
49 St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, EH3 5AH
This charmingly quirky Stockbridge institution offers affordable, traditional Mexican favourites in a stripped-back setting. | read our review of The Blue Parrot Cantina

62 Elm Row, Leith Walk, Leith, EH7 4AQ
Neighbourhood taqueria offering fresh and fiery soft tacos inspired by international flavours. | read our review of Bodega

El Cartel Casera Mexicana
64 Thistle Street, New Town, EH2 1EN
Fresh Mexican street food, tequilas, mezcals, frozen cocktails and lively vibes. | read our review of El Cartel Casera Mexicana

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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