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Pancho Villa's

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240 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AB, Scotland
+44 131 557 4416
Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Fredericton NB
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was walking around old town looking for something other than a pub, came across this. Not the cheapest prices. I ordered a beer and the meet tacos. Taco meat was bland and so was the rice. I dont recommend the tacos.

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Thank 611_mcd
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing good find in the Royal Mile. Food was good and reasonably priced and the service was excellent.

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Thank Gary C
Glasgow
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch myself husband and daughter. First there was no children's menu. The starters came chilli Nachos and my husband had chicken nachos they looked good but were not very warm but we ate them. Main Course the worst Enchiladas me and my husband ever had and we love Mexican. They came swimming in cheese and had cheese... More 

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Thank GlasgowMinnie
Luton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! Such a choice All food was excellent and tasty Varied age range with us and we all enjoyed Bring on the desserts!!

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Thank Craig s
Scotland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With so many great Mexican restaurants around this place just doesn't compare. Food was greasy all round and rather tasteless, expensive for what it was and some dishes absolutely drowned in cheese. That being said the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. With so many fantastic Mexican places around I wouldn't go back to this rather bland one.

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Thank CatherineCusak
Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy little place with authentic Mexican food. The combo platter starter was yummy, and so were the enchiladas, especially the Mole Poblano. Can't recommend the strawberry margarita though, it tasted like strawberry essence and something out of a ready-mix bottle rather than freshly shaken.

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Thank Tiina M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, gorgeous fresh tasty food. They are also open for lunches from 12...mixed nachos are a must.

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Thank Kim W
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went in as it was close to Hotel, Got a selection of starters to share. More like a café rather than restaurant. Service was good but it was empty Food was ok nothing special

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Thank Ian F
Maryport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A colourful,easy going mexican restaurant with great food at reasonable prices. Friendly staff too.:)

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Thank KarenM2712
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our starter was nice and the homemade guacamole was deliciously fresh. We both went for fajitas - a good amount of chicken and steak, especially when some places rip you off. However we were both disappointed at the amount of garlic in the seasoning as it completely overpowered the fresh flavours which you come to expect from Mexican cuisine. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Mexican, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 4416

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighbourhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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