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Blue Parrot Cantina

#656 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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49 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
+44 131 225 2941
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Today
17:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 23:30
Sat 15:30 - 23:30
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Delicious, authentic little Mexican place in the heart of Stockbridge. A very warm atmosphere and loved the nachos! We'll be back.

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Thank Taya A
Paisley, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This basement cantina is a true gem. Anyone with serious mobility issues however couldn't get down/up the stairs and the loos are clean & comfortable but outside, and, again, not usable if you have mobility issues This said, all else is positive! These days it's only open Fri and Sat 5-12 pm, and worth booking unless you eat early. The... More 

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Thank hfulton32
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best and most authentic Mexican meal I have ever had. Very cosy and informal. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Anna M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Once again another great meal Superb starter quesadilla mmmmmm Followed by a chicken enchiladas that was yummy. A small jug of margarita and a bottle of corona Happy days again in the Blue Parrot Ps great tunes also

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Thank Getagrip2013
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had a lovely meal at Blue Parrot Cantina. Simple tasty food, great price and simple homely surroundings. Good service.

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Thank scottsteven38
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very friendly service. Starter was dips with Nachos. A large number of nachos but became boring after a while. Mojitos were interesting. Red Wine came cold but the waiter sorted that out. I cannot remember what the main course was so it obviously was not memorable.

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Thank Ian F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have been in this cantina with my girlfriend and another couple. I really enjoyed the food, and that was a surprise. I live in Edinburgh from a year and I always struggle to find good Mexican food. The Blue Parrot is definitely one of the best places where you can have it good.

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Thank Freddyemme
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We love the Blue Parrot It is a favourite of ours and have always had a great meal and fun experience here The food is reasonable priced and very tasty The Margarita's are strong and delicious Next visit can't come soon enough

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Thank Getagrip2013
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Lovely quirky restaurant with good quality food that manages to survive on being open just a couple of days/week. I had Chicken Fajitas which I’d normally expect to come sizzling on a separate platter but they came on the plate with some very small wraps, an odd rice/oinion/sweekcorn mix and a very small portion of oddly sweet tasting guacamole. Chicken... More 

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Thank Iain J
Glenrothes
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Never been to a Mexican restaurant before but booked this one as near a Fringe event. It is a tiny place in a basement - just a small kitchen and what would have been a living room - all painted in bright orange, blues etc with rustic-style tables. It struck me as very healthy food - tried cevice for starter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
15:30 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

Neighbourhood Profile
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 bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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