The Basement

City CentreMexican££££
Excellent
5.4/6
236 Reviews
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About The Basement

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!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

Address

The Basement
10A - 12A Broughton Street, City Centre
Edinburgh EH13RH

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Salmon and prawn ceviche

mango, lime and habanero marinated salmon and prawns in a crispy tostada basket
£7.00

chicken mole

roasted chicken thighs in dark mole sauce with slaw and sweet green chilli
£7.00

pickled vegetable tostada

pickled onion, cauliflower and roast beetroot on crispy tostadas with an almond and sesame crema
£7.00
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More about The Basement, Edinburgh

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!

236 The Basement Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
236 Reviews
Atmosphere:Excellent
Service:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
"Excellent"
6/6
CATHERINE S.15 days ago · 4 reviews

Good food and menu reasonably priced. The atmosphere is good real buzz about the place. Very friendly and efficient staff. Would definitely recommend a visit

"Excellent"
6/6
Richard C.16 days ago · 14 reviews

great service and food staff are very friendly. but I shouldn't have ordered two courses. .. too much :)

"Excellent"
6/6
Hilary H.23 days ago · 2 reviews

The Food and service very good. The staff very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. It had a good atmosphere. We’ll be recommending it to our friends. We look forward to our next visit!