7 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE
  • Telephone 0131 623 0077
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–late
  • Seasonal times Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 2–10pm (July to mid Sep).
  • Food served Mon–Thu 5–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun 2–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thurs 5–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95, three courses for £15.95
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Fun and friendly city-centre restaurant, serving satisfying Tex-Mex style cuisine.

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Slap-bang in the heart of the Old Town, Mariachi has been a firm favourite on the capital’s Mexican scene for over a decade. Serving up standard Mexican dishes alongside Tex-Mex tinged burgers and steaks, a meal here will definitely set you up for a night sampling the wares of the many nearby bars. A starter of camarones features juicy king prawns with punchy flavours of garlic and lime, while stuffed jalapeños have a spicy kick, deliciously offset by their cream cheese filling. Steak, chicken, chorizo, king prawn and mixed veg are available in multiple combinations as fajita fillings and arrive on a sizzling platter with tortillas, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. Not for the faint-hearted, hefty burritos come packed with fillings and topped with spicy homemade salsa. A massive selection of tequilas and mezcals can either be ordered straight up or in one of their many Margherita combos. Alternatively, there’s a good selection of lesser-known Mexican beers if you prefer something less potent to wash down your meal.

The List's rating






Miranda Heggie visited Mariachi
  • High point: Bold, no-nonsense Tex-Mex flavours
  • Low point: Spice ratings a bit exaggerated
  • Notable dish: Steak and chorizo fajitas
  • Average price: £10 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Through Deliveroo
  • Private dining: Up to 25 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mariachi music
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2001
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18 per bottle