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


Classic Tex-Mex favourites remain plentiful, but the capital's Mexican scene has taken a turn for the adventurous in recent years. Tacos play a starring role and street food eateries are burgeoning if you need a burrito fix in a hurry. Tequila makes a high-end impact too, with creative cocktails and marvellous mezcals shining on drinks menus.

Both branches of this tiny taqueria offer fabulous contemporary Mexican cuisine; TollX serves a distinctive cocktail menu and Elm Row is great for BYOB.

El Cartel Casera Mexicana
Fresh, fun and funky cantina focusing on tacos, with a few choice sides, delicious cocktails and craft beers.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. 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.

El Cartel New Town

64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN

Mexican street food with frozen cocktails and a long list of tequilas and mezcals. Walk-ins only.

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