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Illegal Jack's Tex Mex Grill

) #641 of 1,868 Restaurants in Edinburgh £ Mexican, American,
44-45 Saint Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
+44 131 629 2722
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
29 May 2017
“Great, cheap Tex-Mex!”
29 Mar 2017
“Tasty Tex-Mex”
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
44-45 Saint Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and always very enjoyable food. Good menu options for gluten free, friendly staff and quick service. Husband likes the beer choices too. Illegal Jacks is a local independent business and the best Tex Mex in Edinburgh!

Thank Flkrkbairn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prices are more slightly higher than at other similar Mexican restaurants but they are justified. I have eaten here on several occasions and have always enjoyed the food.

Thank Caleb H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We could not wait to visit illegal jacks after reading up about it. As we were on holiday we wanted to get to visit the best food of Edinburgh... and oh yes were we treated!! You get to much food for the price of it....More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Every month we have an outing here! The food is brilliant, good price and staff are lovely. So much choice, we have something different every time we visit!

Thank Louise2234
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Four of us ate for £33. I had a big bowl of meat, cheese, salsa and guacamole. It was so yummy but I got very full. Two people had quesadillas with meat and they were huge and my son in law has a burrito. Off...More

Thank Shelly T
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had a great lunch here with my friend. We both had the chicken quesadillas which were delicious. The service was fairly quick and we were both really impressed with the food. At £10 for lunch and a drink, it's pretty good value! Would recommend to...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Oh boy, That was a good Burrito. This place has never let me down. I had the Haggis and Chicken burrito and it was fantastic. Tasty and plenty of it. Served by great staff too, she was enthusiastic and friendly. Happy to recommend Illegal Jacks...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I normally dont go for this kind of food however this satuarday I was going to a wedding and I needed to fit into a pair of dress pants. Being in Scotland I seem to of actually put on weight and I'm probably now a...More

Thank AlbuquerqueRoss
Reviewed 29 March 2017

As very handy for Queens hall we attended for pre-gig dinner and drinks. My first taste of Tex-mex and I look forward to visiting again and again. We tried a whole range of dishes and every motuhful was yummy. The chicken fajitas were a stand...More

Thank Silentfool
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Convenient for Queens Hall, pleasant decor. Fairly classic Mexican staples. The classic chilli in a bowl, very tasty. Chicken burrito could be more exciting. Good: tortilla chips, chilli, Mexican beer Could do better: fill up the house chipotle sauce! All 4 empty Poor: salsa! You...More

Thank tram_cat
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Mexican, American, Southwestern, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44-45 Saint Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 2722
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Only two-time winner of the Observer Newspaper *Best Cheap Eat* in Scotland! Independent, owner-operated, love to take reservations via social media or old-school phone :) 44-45 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH89ET
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