Located in Edinburgh's city centre just northeast of the New Town, The Basement is a sophisticated take on a typical Mexican restaurant, serving up authentic South American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, but without a sombrero in sight. Instead, The Basement is decked out in colourful, mismatched furniture, handpainted artwork and a wall of suspended potted plants, creating a stylish setting to dine in. You’ll find it situated on Broughton Street, close to the Edinburgh Playhouse, book a table and head on over!
On the menu at The Basement in Edinburgh’s city centre you’ll of course find all of the old Mexican favourites, from tacos to fajitas and quesadillas, but as well as these classics the menu also boasts some lesser-known but equally as delicious South American dishes. Whether you’re a meat lover, a fan of seafood or vegetarian, there is no shortage of options. Try the esquites chowder (tortilla crusted smoked haddock in a sweetcorn and cream chowder with new potatoes and tiger prawns) or some pumpkin stuffed chicken breast (roasted breast of chicken stuffed with pumpkin, served with crushed new potatoes, coriander and pumpkin seed pesto and mole poblano sauce).
Wash it all down with a cocktail or two from The Basement’s lengthy selection, or head on over during the day for a Mexican-inspired brunch like the breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros. Located on Broughton Street in Edinburgh’s city centre, The Basement is a popular choice with those seeking out a piece of South America in the Scottish capital. To snag a seat at this hotspot, making a reservation in advance is advised!
The food was excellent. The margaritas yum and the wine was lovely. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful and overall it was a really good experience. I’d definitely go again and recommend to friends.
Excellent food, very tasty. Busy place. Helpful and friendly staff. Not too keen on having to walk through cigarette smoke to enter and leave, spoilt the entrance a little. Will definitely be back.
Incredible food, friendly service, great atmosphere! Wished we lived locally so could visit again! The brisket chilli was amazing!! Helpful staff gave excellent tequila recommendations too! Gem of a place! Was busy- would recommend booking for an evening meal.