May 5th, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo, has arrived. And for anyone wanting to celebrate Mexico’s annual festival, we’ve rounded up some of the best Mexican restaurants and takeaways in Edinburgh, based on Tripadvisor reviews.
For those not familiar with Cinco de Mayo, it essentially marks Mexico's victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And, while the date is not widely celebrated in Edinburgh, it’s the perfect excuse to get out for some tasty Mexican grub, ideally washed down with a delicious margartia cocktail.
In recent years, the popularity of Mexican cuisine has soared, as can be seen by the number of places across the Capital where locals can get their hungry fix of burritos, tacos and fajitas.
If you are looking to enjoy some delicious food to mark Cinco de Mayo, look no further as we have come up with a list of the 11 top-rated Mexican joints in town.
1. Edinburgh's best Mexican restaurants and takeaways
Take a look through our picture gallery – but be warned, it will make you hungry for some tasty Mexican cuisine. Photo: Third Party
2. Miro's Cantina
Where: 184 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA. Rating 4.5 out of 5. One Tripadvisor reviewer said: 'Authentic and delicious! I was greeted with a huge smile and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful.' Photo: Third Party
3. Viva Mexico
Where: 41 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS. Rating 4 out of 5. One Tripadvisor reviewer said: 'Full of atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. Gorgeous freshly made food with good size helpings and given the location and quality very reasonably priced'. Photo: Third Party
4. El Cartel
Where: 64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN. Rating: 4.5 out of 5. One Tripadvisor reviewer said: 'If you like Mexican food then El Cartel is a must. The margaritas are excellent and the food sensational'. Photo: Third Party