Viva Mexico

Old TownMexican
Excellent
5.4/6
501 Reviews

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 12:00 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
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

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.

501 Viva Mexico Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
501 Reviews
Service:Excellent
Noise levels:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Excellent
New"Excellent"
6/6
Matthew H.20 hours ago · 1 review

Great restaurant with fantastic food. atmosphere was relaxing and informal. would use again. staff were friendly and helpful and made for an excellent evening out.

New"Excellent"
6/6
Kieran W.2 days ago · 1 review

Excellent wee restaurant offering lovely flavoursome food at a great price. The Staff are really great and the atmosphere is also great to. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a real authentic Mexican experience with a couple unique Scottish twist on one or two dishes.

"Excellent"
6/6
Claire D.a month ago · 1 review

Had a fantastic meal, great company and brill cocktails. Can't wait to go back again! Defo good idea to book though as it fills up fast!