Cinco de Mayo 2023: Edinburgh’s 11 very best Mexican restaurants and takeaways to celebrate festival in style

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.

Take a look through our picture gallery – but be warned, it will make you hungry for some tasty Mexican cuisine.