About Viva Mexico

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!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

Viva Mexico
41 Cockburn Street, Old Town
Edinburgh EH1 1BS

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Sopa de tortilla

Tomato soup with a touch of smoky dried chiles, poured over corn tortilla chips with avocado
£4.50

Calamares

Deep fried squid rings served with spicy chipotle mayonnaise dip
£5.50

Ceviche

Chunks of white fish marinated in lime juice, served with salad garnish and tortilla chips
£6.50

More about Viva Mexico, Edinburgh

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.

487 Viva Mexico Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
487 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
Atmosphere:Excellent
Service:Excellent
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
New"Excellent"
6/6
Paul H.4 days ago · 3 reviews

My 10th plus visit to this excellent Mexican Restaurant. I always book when I’m working in Edinburgh as the food is so good. Treated myself to the beef Fajitas this time and they were very tasty. Looking forward to my next visit.

New"Excellent"
6/6
Edgar D.4 days ago · 1 review

Enjoyed the experience, good quality authentic Mexican food. Service was timely, polite and helpful. The ambience was good although the layout was a little quirky. Acid test is will I go back, you bet I will !!!

"Excellent"
6/6
Cath A.18 days ago · 1 review

A great authentic Mexican restaurant that has been in Edinburgh for many years, Lovely food, great service and decoration that transports you to Mexico! Love it!