Diablo Loco

Diablo Loco
74–78 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PT
  • Telephone 0131 667 2701
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Sun–Wed noon–10pm; Thu–Sat noon–11pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.diabloloco.co.uk
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Diablo Loco

Mexican restaurant and bar with fiery cocktails, plenty of tequila and mezcal and traditional cuisine on the menu.

Diablo Loco’s decor flirts with skull candy art and Mexican kitsch, with sombreros as lightshades and piñatas hanging from the ceiling. Tequila and mezcal are joint heads of this debauched family, creating six different margaritas plus scary cocktails like Aztec Sacrifice (Nuestra Soledad, blood orange, cherry herring, sweet vermouth). For the fainter-hearted there is a good range of Mexican and British beers, with Estrella the lead on tap. Food is fiery and copious, with smaller plates like pork belly croquettes, a range of tacos and six mains including baked chicken enchilada and swordfish steak. Pineapple and lime (a great couple), ewe’s cheese and pomegranate feature throughout, making the food a clear cut above the average UK Mexican. If you’re lucky though, you’ll be lucky to have room left for churros and dulce de leche.

  • High point: A good time atmosphere
  • Low point: Service could sharpen up
  • Notable dish: Baked chicken enchilada
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 70 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk, soul, disco
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £16 per bottle