6 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RN
  • Telephone 0131 226 4289
  • Food served Mon–Thu 11am–10pm; Fri/Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–10pm.
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Previously Pinto's Mexican Kitchen, this recently re-branded fast food Mexican offers quesadillas, nachos, salads and tacos to take away and eat in Shandwick Place – its fifth Scottish branch.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Since Illegal Jack’s closed its doors in 2014, there’s been a gap in the market for fast’n’tasty food on Lothian Road. Step in Pinto, the first Edinburgh outpost of the popular Glasgow mini chain, which serves up the holy trinity of burritos, tacos and quesadillas day and night. Prepared at the counter, the tortilla wraps are packed with your choice of chicken, steak, pulled pork or a tasty, super-spiced chilli (including a veggie version), embellished with salsa, beans, sour cream and cheese as you wish. Sides are limited to guacamole and tortilla chips, but there’s also fresh lemonade to sup on as well as a couple of beers and margaritas. A second branch on Shandwick Place offers the same menu in a venue twice the size, so you don’t have to go far to find your burrito fix. The bright interior is fun but doesn’t encourage lingering, making this a great spot for a quick bite before a film or a show at one of the many nearby arts venues.

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  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3