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Blue Parrot Cantina

49 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
+44 131 225 2941
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken fajitas” (10 reviews)
“refried beans” (7 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

So we tend not to write reviews, so before starting I have often read about people commenting. So let’s start here - we don’t have any devious motivations, we do know good food from just average as we fortunately do eat out quite regularly -...More

2  Thank Hugomills
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I’ve just enjoyed a really pleasant supper at the Blue Parrot. The restaurant is located in a cosy basement. Service is warm and friendly. The menu is appetising if not too extensive. Our meals were great value for money. Not haute cuisine but generous portions...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a small restaurant, currently only open on Friday and Saturday evenings so booking (via phone or facebook) is probably essential. My friend and I only had a main course each, which we enjoyed immensely, and shared a a Nieve, a mango granita, for...More

Thank NancyN_12
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We visited here again after a long break. It hasn't changed a bit...in a good way! Delicious food, a cosy atmosphere and friendly service. We won't leave it so long next time.

Thank TheHsontour
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been here since our daughter arrived. Daughter is now age 5 and we were optimistic that this would be a success. Wow. We all loved it. We had bowls of tortilla soup to start (daughter had guacamole). Grown ups had steak fajitas, daughter...More

Thank Buzzaway
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Found this place on the Internet when planning our stay in Edinburgh. Well worth the twenty minute walk from where we were staying. Staff very friendly and helpful. Small venue so would recommend booking in advance. Food all very tasty and freshly prepared. Not the...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited while staying in Edinburgh but don’t think we would rush to go back. The cocktail was nice but thought the Chimmichanga chicken and cashew was very bland and the pecan pie was pretty tasteless as well and the pastry was too thick. Staff were...More

Thank SBee2014
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here periodically for many years. We love its intimacy and quaintness. The food was good, not amazing. I had baked fish which was fresh and zesty. My wife's vegetarian flour tortilla a little rubbery. Pecan pie for dessert was average. What disappointment...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant and definitely not the last. Food was amazing and excellent value for money. It is a small restaurant and was empty when we arrived but soon filled up and had a lovely ambience. Staff were friendly and helpful. Homemade salsa...More

Thank Kerryanne1970
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a great find, lovely authentic Mexican food rather than the usual chain type Mexican which a lot of people will be used to! The restaurant is a small, cosy and welcoming place. Staff are very friendly and the place has a generally...More

Thank ZoeScotland39
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2941
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