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Pancho Villa's

) #443 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
240 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AB, Scotland
+44 131 557 4416
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
240 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here after a long day of sightseeing. We decided to order several appetizers and drinks. Everything was pretty close to what we have in the states.

Thank bigdaddy704
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes you feel like something different than pub food, and this is a great alternative. Nice atmosphere and a large menu selection. The staff were super nice and helpful. I would go here again.

Thank marla8340
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fith visit to this restaurant, and it didn't disappoint. Food was fantastic, and the Margarita cocktails amazing. We love trying new places to eat, but this wee gem always seems to pull us back in. Well worth a visit.

Thank Leanne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch one day and dinner the next. Colorful and comfortable décor, welcoming staff, and really good food. If I weren't ten thousand miles away, I'd go there right this minute.

Thank limesoda9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty darn good margarita in Edinburgh-and I am from Texas! Nice front patio to watch people walking by. Good location in old town.

Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for rice based carb loading ahead of the inaugural 70.3 and had a great plate of cod tacos, tasty red rice & a side of excellent chunky guacamole. The food was brilliantly executed, promptly served and tasty with layers of tasty flavours. The...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mexican food is always a favourite, and poncho villa's doesn't Disappoint! Great food and attentive service makes it a winner!, don't miss it!

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both my husband and I ordered the fajitas -- he the beef and I the chicken. Didn't have much of a fajita flavor for me but my husband's seemed to be fine. The sangria was a bit bland. We're very familiar with and like Mexican...More

Thank toomuchfunnow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from Los Angeles with some of the best Mexican food in the world,this place measured up! The al pastor with pineapple(!) tacos were sensational! Real glad this place was open late at night (10PM).Most on the royal mile were closed.

Thank parishome m
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were having trouble finding a place to eat, and were surprised to find a Mexican Restaurant on the Royal Mile! We decided to give it a try and were very pleasantly surprised. They menu was large, and the food was delicious. The service was...More

Thank Debbie L
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
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17 May 2017|
Response from Craig s | Reviewed this property |
sorry I'm not sure but I'm sure they do and will taste amazing!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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