Sabor Criollo

Sabor Criollo
36 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1LY
  • Telephone 0131 332 3322
  • Seasonal times Festival: open for lunch
  • Food served Mon–Sun 5–10pm. Open lunchtime if pre-booked.
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An affordable neighborhood cantina serving traditional Venezuelan and Mexican street food.

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Step into this brightly decorated Latin American restaurant for Venezuelan and Mexican cuisine. With a great set menu deal, a blackboard of fruity cocktails from Mojitos to Margaritas and shoulder-shaking Mexican music on the stereo, this is a great venue for a night out even when the purse strings are a wee bit tight. Mexican staples include black bean nachos, comfortingly cheese-laden enchiladas, and spicy chicken fajitas which arrive sizzling at the table. If you fancy being a bit more experimental then mini cachapa (sweetcorn pancakes topped with cheese and butter), pabellon margartieño (poached sea bass in garlic) and calamares rebozados (deep-fried squid rings with garlic mayonnaise) include some of the more unusual dishes at this family-run cantina.

  • High point: Wallet-friendly dining
  • Low point: Only opens for lunch during the week if booked ahead
  • Notable dish: Pabellon Margariteño
  • Average price: £17 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Latin music
  • Live entertainment: Live bands occasionally
  • Capacity: 35 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2001
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £16 per bottle