Edinburgh is famous for its restaurants and there are hundreds of excellent eateries to be found scattered throughout our fine city which serve authentic dishes from all around the world. Lovers of Mexican cuisine are particularly well catered for as there are plenty of great options to choose from. Here is a selection of the best Mexican restaurants in Edinburgh that should not be missed.
This colourful restaurant serves a wide range of classic dishes and street food from a large number of different regions of Mexico. In addition to all of the usual favourites, Topolabamba serves a few more unusual items that are sure to tempt adventurous diners such as quesadillas stuffed with black beans and smoked green chilli along with a liberal dose of fresh cactus, while the restaurant offers a large number of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Address: 93 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AW
People who want the chance to enjoy fresh and tasty Mexican food in the comfort of their own home or hotel room are sure to love ordering online from Los Cardos. Serving Mexican food is the perfect way to get the party started and the nachos plates are particularly popular, while there are plenty of great side dishes that can be added to classic dishes such as burritos and quesadillas. The eatery prides itself on offering fresh and tasty dishes at affordable prices and dishes are delivered impressively quickly.
Address: 281 Leith Walk, Midlothian, Edinburgh EH6 5EL
Those who are looking for a Mexican restaurant with a lively bar atmosphere will feel right at home at The Basement. This classic Mexican restaurant has been a staple of the Edinburgh dining scene for more than twenty years and diners are invited to play with their food by ordering treats like the Taco Board where they can have fun creating their own tacos, while house specialities include Flamado Con Queso, Duck Taquitos, Jackfruit Chilli and a selection of imaginative and very refreshing cocktails.
Address: 10a-12a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RH
It’s all about the tacos at Bodega, which is a vibrant establishment that models itself on a traditional Mexican taqueria. The chefs here pride themselves on serving dishes with plenty of heat and use fresh local produce that really generates a kick when blended together as only they know how. The menu is constantly changing to give the residents of Edinburgh something to look forward to and street sized tacos featuring imaginative fillings such as tempura tiger prawns, roast squash for the vegetarian and Jamaican jerk pork, there are always daily and weekly specials that are sure to tempt diners who want to try something a bit different.
Address: 62 Elm row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AQ
This unique family run restaurant puts its own take on classic Mexican dishes and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere that families and groups of friends are sure to love. The restaurant is famous for its Al Pastor Pork Ribs, which feature a tangy cumin, garlic and pineapple glaze and ideal for sharing, while other popular dishes include the red pepper and almond salsa with soft cheese and purple sprouting broccoli, Duck Carnitas and the crispy shredded ox patties and cooked salsa verde that are known as Lengua de Buey. There is also a huge selection of different types of tequilas and mescals for diners to sample as well as Mexican beers and freshly made frozen margaritas.
Address: 64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN