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El Cartel
El Cartel

El Cartel

9.38 reviews
Mexican
Ranked #31 in Edinburgh restaurants
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64 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, UK
+44 131 226 7171
http://www.elcartelmexicana.co.uk/
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The best tacos in town. You can’t book this place and it’s always busy, so expect to wait. Put your name on the list and head to the pub opposite. They’ll come and get you when you ... Read more
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Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic “tex-mex” style Mexican good...coming from someone who lived in tex-mex heaven in Austin. All the plates are great for sharing. There’s not a lot of seating, so be prepared to wait a bit (there are some pubs on the same street to chill in until your table is ready).

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Awesome food in a nice environment. They recommend four or five dishes for two people, so you can try a bunch of lovely tacos and other plates.

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

A top spot for tacos in Edinburgh.

Great selection of different types including classic pork and pulled beef etc.

Very hard to get a table though and they don’t take bookings

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Singapore, Singapore

I enjoyed dining at this Mexican place. My friends and I went there on our last night in Edinburgh. I particularly liked their tacos. The serving is on the smaller side so definitely make sure to order a bunch of dishes to share.

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The best tacos in town. You can’t book this place and it’s always busy, so expect to wait. Put your name on the list and head to the pub opposite. They’ll come and get you when you’re table is ready.

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Best mexican in Edinburgh. If you're going during a busy time i recommend going an hour or so before you want to eat, put your name down for a table and enjoy a glass of wine in the bar across the road - they do not accept reservations. The food here is great, I always struggle to decide what tacos to order, especially if they have specials on. It's all good though so no matter what you order, you will enjoy yourself!

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Great authentic Mexican food & drink

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