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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Birra Moretti

Fun and friendly city-centre restaurant, serving satisfying Tex-Mex style cuisine.

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Family-owned and run long before Mexican street food was a thing, Mariachi’s has fun, friendly, no-frills traditional Tex-Mex down to a tee. Cacti, smiling skulls, lucha libre masks, comic Dia de Muertos art: it’s all there, and when you’re out for a feast and a few El Diablos, that’s what you want from a Mexican restaurant. You’ll quite possibly also want lashings of melted cheese on your nachos – and in your quesadillas – and you’ll get it. If you’re not full up already, for your main course go large on favourites like king prawn fajitas, chicken chimichanga, and pulled pork enchiladas baked in a rich tomato sauce. There’s steak or chicken from the grill, or burgers including the impressive el mariachi, complete with all the Tex-Mex trimmings and fries. If dessert means more than another Margarita, try the churros or the quite-possibly-highly calorific, but most-definitely-memorable, deep-fried ice-cream. And then another Margarita.

The List's rating






James Teideman visited Mariachi on 15 February 2019
  • High point: Classic Tex-Mex served up in a lively, welcoming atmosphere
  • Low point: A long way to the loos
  • 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