Bodega TollX

Bodega TollX
36 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LJ
  • Telephone 0131 228 9485
  • Food served Mon–Fri 5–9.30pm; Sat/Sun noon–4pm, 5–9.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times 4–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £10
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Birra Moretti

Tollcross branch of Edinburgh's cult taqueria, serving their followers fresh, funky, great-looking tacos and cracking cocktails.

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A new sibling to the much-loved Elm Row taqueria, Bodega TollX is just as good and just as difficult to get a table at as its northerly sister. The menu revolves around a simple concept – tacos – but the composition of ingredients on offer is anything but. Crispy chicken thigh with hot sauce, blue cheese dressing and celery is a symphony of nutty, savoury flavours, while an Asian-inspired slant is given to tempura battered prawns with sesame-chilli sauce and homemade slaw. The commitment to innovative flavour combos doesn’t end there and their cocktail menu provides a range of expertly mixed libations. A classic Margarita, served with smoked sea salt, packs a fair punch, while Parting of the Red Seeds is a sophisticated blend of creme de framboise, lime and sumac enhancing a tequila base. Presenting some seriously delicious Mexican cooking with a global twist, this is one example of fusion cuisine that really gets it right.

The List's rating






Miranda Heggie visited Bodega TollX on 18 January 2018
  • High point: Delicious and inventive tacos
  • Low point: Specials can sell out
  • Notable dish: Buffalo chicken tacos
  • Average price: £20 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Downtempo electronic, otherwise mixed
  • Capacity: 26
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle