Tex Mex 2

Address: 64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Telephone: 0131 260 9699

- Budget

4.2

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
4.1
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation

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