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Mexican Restaurant

El Cartel

91 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·

Tips from locals

Deanna
Deanna
September 12, 2019
Fantastic cool, urban, hipster Mexican.
Sally
Sally
September 09, 2019
Simply the best tacos in town. Great food. Great margaritas (shaken recommended). Great music. No bookings taken, and it does get busy, but you can put your name down and go across the street to Bon Vivant for a pre-meal cocktail (they even have suggested cocktails for those waiting for an El…
Mohammed
Mohammed
August 27, 2019
Authentic Mexican street food - one of the locals favorites. (prepare to queue)
Ruth
Ruth
August 18, 2019
Small place servicing authentic Mexican street food. It’s not possible to book but you can wait in a bar nearby.
Neal
Neal
August 05, 2019
Best Mexican in the city (noticeably better and more atmoshperic than same restaurant in Teviot Place). My favourites are the Ox Tongue and Carne Asada tacos. Best to go at slightly off peak times

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Location
64 Thistle St
Scotland, EH2 1EN
Phone+44 131 226 7171
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 10:00 PM
Reservations
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Wifi
Yes
Menus
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks
Cocktails
Dining Options
Take-out, No Delivery
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