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Illegal Jack's Tex Mex Grill

) #932 of 1,865 Restaurants in Edinburgh £ Mexican, American,
44-45 Saint Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
+44 131 629 2722
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
29 May 2017
“Great, cheap Tex-Mex!”
29 Mar 2017
“Tasty Tex-Mex”
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
44-45 Saint Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Getting sick of bland food while you're in Edinburgh? I can assure you this place is not bland. The best burrito I've ever had. Such great flavor and the meat had wonderful quality. Nice place to eat and they have reasonable prices for their massive...More

Thank Missy G
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

really good find , super yummy food, nice clean interior, supposedly best burrito in edinburgh! They do a Haggis burrito

Thank SaskiaLorrison
Reviewed 4 February 2016

the food was very good and good amount , that is so popular with the students. But what impressed me more was the service, the owner came to us with free nachos after been chatting for hours after haven eaten. They really make you feel...More

Thank lilywatson8
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Came here a few times over the years - they have now moved premises so that would need to be updated on here. I phoned ahead about GF options and the owner was great, even reserved us a table and came out to meet me...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was the same kind of set up as Chipotle: a big bank of stainless steel containers with food in them, but no helpful sign on the wall above to tell you what they were. I went for a small Carnitas with blackbeans, mild salsa,...More

Thank Insatiable-Belly
Reviewed 29 August 2015

The place looked great and the feel, styling and menu all seemed like a tucked away street food venue, perfect for a quick bite to eat and a beer between shows. But the service and operation was all off - we queued for 15 minutes...More

Thank Bondrr
Reviewed 19 October 2014

(Whilst writing this review, I went to their website to check a detail and was absolutely devastated to see that they have been forced to close the store just a few days ago due to damage to the building by a third party. Posting anyway...More

Thank HG15
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Definitely my top Tex Mex restaurant in Scotland! the highlight here are the customised burritos. One can pick a variety of fillings from steak to haggis, garnish it with pinto or black beans and up the ante even more with salsa , cheese or jalapenos!...More

Thank shamendra
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

£5 lunch deal and wow, I didn't have to eat again until late in the evening. A fully packed warm tortilla wrap stuffed with chilli, rice, hot salsa and black beans - I enjoyed every bite! For only a little extra cost, you have the...More

Thank Ashleigh J
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I agree with some of the other reviewers this place was not busy for a Fri eve in the town centre ? Portions were goo, price was good value, I liked the sizzling platter for the chicken fajitas nice touch. All in all I enjoyed...More

Thank Rab B
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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Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Mexican, American, Southwestern, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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