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.
Great service and even better food. Loved the atmosphere (very relaxed) and we’re planning to come back one evening where we can enjoy the Margaritas! Leave the car at home and make the most of this place.
I'm a first time visitor and was very impressed - a lovely warm welcome and quirky decor adding to an extremely enjoyable evening. Good menu choices both food and drink!! The staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items. Well worth a visit, recommend you book. I will definitely be returning. Fabulous 🤗
Despite being very busy staff were attentive and service was prompt. They also happily adapted the menu to suit one of our party. A very good way to enjoy a family celebration