Taco Mazama Mexican Kitchen

Taco Mazama Mexican Kitchen
263 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TL
  • Telephone 0141 337 3399
  • Food served Mon–Wed 11am–10pm; Thu 11am–10pm; Fri 11am–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £5.49–£7.99 (set lunch); £13 (evening meal)
  • Typical order Slow-cooked barbecue pork burrito (£4.99)
  • Email
  • Website www.tacomazama.co.uk
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Birra Moretti

Trailblazing Mexican takeaway doing tantalizing vegan options, burritos and bowls.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

When Taco Mazama opened its first branch on Renfield Street back in 2010 it wasn’t just a breath of fresh air, it was a large, zesty lungful of Tex-Mex deliciousness. It brought us bulging burritos and crispy tacos rammed with slow-cooked beef and silky, spicy fresh veg and all served in a funky, friendly atmosphere. Taco still does all that, in three easy ordering steps – tortilla or bowl, filling, salsas and sauces – while also catering really well for both spice-lovers and the more palate-cautious with add-on sauces providing a choice of heat intensities so they can be applied or avoided as desired. The expanding family of branches – the original was joined by a Byres Road venue, then a branch in Central Station and now they’re in Edinburgh as well – makes one feel that the original vision is perhaps in danger of being diluted. That said, the fresh flavours conjured up make it still one of the best dinner-in-silver-foil options in town.

  • High point: Freshly made and extra heat if desired
  • Low point: US mall-style production line
  • Notable dish: Shredded beef chilli burrito with jalapeños and guacamole £7.99
  • Delivery: Free over £10 order
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mix of rock pop and indie.
  • Capacity: 40-60
  • Largest group: 0
  • Open since: 2011