The Best American and Mexican Restaurants in Edinburgh

Barbecue and American Steakhouses and Mexican Cuisine

If you are visiting Edinburgh and fancy putting a little spice into your life or can’t live without a well cooked steak, here are a few restaurants which will help you along your way!


The Smoke Stack – 53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ

The Smoke Stack is a laid back, yet intimate space serving the very best in barbecue and steak in the city. This is good, wholesome food with something for all the family, if you are looking for fusion cuisine or artistic plates of food, this isn’t the place for you, but if you like your beef you will be in heaven here! What you do get are good quality, generous portions of old favourites, from 100% Scottish steak mince burger, to calamari, meatballs or nachos. A blend of Surf, Turf and Mexican at its very best.


The Filling Station – 235- 241 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE

If you are looking for something quirkier in your restaurant – the Filling Station should fit the bill. Decked out like an old American gasoline station you can enjoy 2 for £10 breakfasts, a cocktail of the month and burgers and shakes galore. There is also a junior menu to keep the little ones happy. The central location on the Royal Mile only adds to this unique restaurants appeal.



Miros Cantina Mexicana – 184 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA

Nestled in the heart of the west end on Rose Street, the small, independent Miros Cantina Mexicana is the place to come to for authentic Mexican cuisine. From soup of the day to corn chips and dips, fajitas, Mexican paella and a variety of enchiladas to choose from you will certainly be spoiled for choice.


El Cartel Mexicana – 64 Thistle Street Edinburgh EH2 1EN

Home-made Mexican street food at its best, the residents of El Cartel by their own admission adore tacos, tequila and hip hop in that order! You can’t reserve here, just walk in and enjoy such spicy delights as their signature tacos, grilled and barbecued meats. Choose from a selection of 80 tequilas and mescals and 10 bottled Mexican beers if you want to enjoy the evening in true Latino style. The perfect eatery for a fun night out with friends.

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