One of Edinburgh’s most popular and oldest Mexican restaurants, at Viva Mexico you can embrace Mexican culture at its finest with a vibrant atmosphere and menu abundant with authentic Mexican classics. Edinburgh’s Old Town may not lack of Mexican restaurants, but Viva Mexico is one that really stands out, drawing in a large crowd with its top quality food, charming surroundings and central location on Cockburn Street. We recommend booking a table here in advance!
Full of tonnes of traditional Mexican charm, brightly decorated and adorned with old Mexicana touches, Viva Mexico on Cockburn Street in the Old Town is the place to go for a true Mexican experience in Edinburgh. On the menu you will find everything from burritos to chimichanga, all packed full of flavour and made from the finest ingredients. Tantalise your taste buds with some tasty tacos or tostadas, or opt for one of the chef’s speciality dishes which include camarones – juicy king prawns cooked in your choice of sauce.
Committed to only serving authentic cuisine, Viva Mexico resisted serving fajitas for a long time, but due to popular demand they caved in and now the people of Edinburgh are rejoicing as they are said to be the best in town, served on a sizzling hot platter and available with your choice of beef, chicken, prawns or vegetables! Of course no Mexican meal would be complete without a margarita to go alongside it, and you will find pitchers of them here at Viva Mexico in Edinburgh’s Old Town, alongside an array of Mexican beers and wines.
What can I say... this is without a doubt, THE best Mexican restaurant in the whole of the UK that we have ever been to. I moved to London from California 5 years ago and have been on the search for the flavours I grew up on and no other Mexican restaurant has been able to meet my expectations. This place tastes like home. It is truly real Mexican food that you can tell is made with so much love and care. I would happily make the 5 hour train journey from London to Edinburgh just to have a meal here.
The food was excellent again. This is our fifth time here and we enjoy coming back and trying new items. So far nothing has been a disappoint.
Great food - and price - as ever and the busy restaurant always has a good buzz about it. Prompt, friendly service. Best chocolate chili cheesecake around!