Tex Mex 2

Price guide: Budget

64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh

Price guide: Budget

Funky exterior - same inside!

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#31 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Nightlife, Relaxation

Expert review of Tex Mex 2

Mexican food to warm the heart and not raid the wallet.

Donald Mavor had Tex Mex in Edinburgh in the 1980s and sadly moved on. But - hallelujah - he missed the restaurant world and so he's come back with this little gem. It's got the lot: bright colours, great spicy favourites and it's a venue for the whole family.

Food and drink: 

Roll up for fajitas, chimichangas, nachos, a taco salad the size of a football, jalapeños and jugs of iced margaritas too easy to glug.

Recommended dishes: 

Flaming fajitas everytime! And margaritas! Plus nachos to share, with great globs of melted cheese and jalapenos.

Ambience: 

It's small and bijou inside. Bench-seating and bit higgelty pigglety but it has to be to fit in everyone who wants to eat here. Often all tables end up interacting and having a fiesta! Brilliant for kids too.

Service: 

Donald is usually here dipping in and out of the kitchen as he cooks up a storm. Always smiley, friendly and laid back.

Location: 

On Thistle Street, very central and next door to Joseph Bonar the antique jeweller. Watch you don't get dragged in after a good lunch.

Price advice: 

Very reasonable. A two course lunch is £8.50 and these are mighty portions.

Tables to book: 

Any - the place is tiny so take what you can get.

More information on Tex Mex 2:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Diner, Restaurant
Food:
Mexican
Address:
64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh
Telephone:
0131 260 9699
Website:
http://www.texmex2.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun noon-midnight
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap and cheerful Mexican grub, Cheap eats

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