Amazing Mexican Street Food in Edinburgh

Tacos with fresh lime

There are always new restaurants opening up in Edinburgh, and lately some of the best have been Mexican. We're loving the street food and laid back style!

Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas ... Mexican food is fresh, spicy and full of flavour!

So, here are some of the best places to get Mexican street food near our holiday apartments in Edinburgh. Including a few exciting new openings.

El Cartel

15-16 Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QZ

Again, this is a new sister restaurant, with the original El Cartel on Thistle Street. It's a hip, laid back little restaurant. Offering a change from the usual mexican menu, with an authentic street food selection of small dishes. With a hip hop soundtrack and friendly staff, the emphasis is on relaxing, enjoying good food and not forgetting, making the most of the extensive drinks and cocktail menu (lengthier by far than the food menu!).

Viva Mexico

41 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 4BS

This family run restaurant has been a popular choice with visitors since opening in 1984. Plenty of favourite dishes to be found here, along with some family recipes that have been passed down the generations. The fajitas are said to be the best in Edinburgh!


16 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AU

This popular chain of restaurants is owned by the Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers. In a prime location on St Andrew Square, Wahaca is constantly busy but with a great vibe, friendly staff and an extensive menu. Even though they offer the usual staple mexican mains, like burritos and enchiladas, we can't resist the street food, especially the crispy prawn tacos!

Enjoy Mexican Street Food in Edinburgh

And there's more! We also love Topolobama on Lothian Road, and Mariachi on Victoria Street.

If you're looking for city centre accommodation near these wonderful Mexican restaurants, check out our range of self-catering apartments in Edinburgh and please contact us if you need any assistance at all.

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