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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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after reading a recommendation in the guestbook where we were staying. The food was lovely, we had nachos to share and the beef tacos and beef burrito. The beef tacos were so good, all the food was really nicely presented too. Would definitely recommend! The restaurant itself was really nice inside and the people working... More 

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Thank Rose_A1110
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous evening in Pancho villa's. Staff were fantastic and food was brilliant, after a day shopping at the Xmas market we were well looked after and fed extremely well!!! Definitely be dining there again!!***

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Thank Gill M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Panchos is always a highlight when we visit Edinburgh. Great value and tasty food. Lovely ambience and vibe. Staff are always helpful and provide a great service. Burritos are the best. We'll be back soon :)

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Thank Zareen W
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in as a party of four on a December night not realising how busy it would be and we had not booked a table. Given the amount of restaurants and eateries in Edinburgh we were unsure of where we wanted to eat. We were advised that there would be a wait of around ten minutes to be seated... More 

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Thank 83Poppy33
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having grown up in the American Southwest and having spent much time in Mexico, I'm pretty particular when it comes to Mexican food, and I would normally never think of Mexican food in Scotland, but at my brother's suggestion we tried Pancho Villa's and I'm glad we did. First, the excellent staff accommodated our late arrival with good cheer. Service... More 

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Thank David C
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service considering we were a table of 5 who walked in without a reservation. Atmosphere friendly and colourful without being too in your face. Price was very reasonable and we did not have to wait long for our food to arrive. Between us we tried chicken fajitas, combo fajitas, tacos and enchiladas all of which was really well cooked.... More 

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Thank atjh_1
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended in Jan 2017, ordered the quesadillas to start and combination fajitas for main. Both very hot and delicious. The male staff member was very friendly and food was brought out in a timely manner. :-)

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Thank Charlierich09
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh dear.... I feel really sad about having to write this review after living and growing up in Edinburgh and having countless meals and birthday parties here over the last 20 years. This used to be my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant in Edinburgh but we had a disappointing dining experience last month due to one of the waiters being particularly... More 

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Thank DougieDunbar
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

prawns like rubbber, chicken the same come on its mexican food, probably the simplest, easiest food to prepare yet this place falls way short of expectations. on a plus side the decor is modern and the place is clean but if it's food worth paying for you're after then avoid this place there's many better mexicans in edinburgh. there's a... More 

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Thank Dostania
Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here. Bright interior. I'd recommend the chicken fajitas. Service was good. Nice vibe here in Pancho Villa

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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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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