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Pistolera

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Jinqiao
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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5030 4228
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10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are hard core salsa dancers and found that aspect just good.  The floor is pretty small, the music excessively loud (and we dance in bars all the time) and the Thursday live band was decent with Bachata, Salsa and Merengue.  During breaks, they also played DJ'd reggaton. They have a lively Salsa scene on Thursday nights as mentioned in... More 

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Thank Sean D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Mexican food, but the stray cats running around here are gross!!! They are all over :( This is the best restaurant in Jinqiao, I wish they would keep away the gross cats!

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Thank Maureen S
Shanghai Region, China
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Considering there isn't that many decent Mexican food restaurants around, Pistolera hits the spot when it comes to good food. Nice outdoor seating and restaurant vibe. The enchiladas are delicious! My kids love the chicken quesadillas. Chips & Salsa + Sol beer!

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Thank Alekz74
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Many ex pats hang out here weekly. Very good Mexican food considering we're living in shanghai china. Fun vibe, usually busy place, and when it's nice outside the patio is awesome!

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Thank Kristi K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is a decent Mexican place in china. By China standards it's pretty good by American standards it's ok. I usually eat the tacos.

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Thank laurhf13
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Being from Southern Cal my standard for Mexican food is very high. That said it was pretty good. Tacos were legit. Salsa, good. Margaritas we're great. The beans were horrible. Whoever made them had no idea what they were doing. A solid effort overall though.

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Thank jamesmatthewr
Shanghai, China
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was our first time to Pistolera. The nachos were tasty and a half serving was perfect for two people. We also enjoyed a chimichanga. There are many other items on the menu and we hope to enjoy more in the future. The only complaints that we had: there were way too many jalapenos on the nachos and the rice... More 

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Thank SoyEspo2
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went over the weekend for a dinner. The ambiance was very lively and they have a nice outdoor seating.My family mostly likes vegetarian food , and the staff was very accommodating. We had burrito, mushroom and spinach quesadilla , fajita and shrimp taco. You can choose three different tacos . They got the chicken in the side for the... More 

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Thank Povmy
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

After years of bad TexMex food on Cantina Agave level, the original management team is back and quality skyrocketed. Bside normal TexMex, wonderful Arrachera Steak not known well in Europe....fantastic Guacamole and even the Salsa with the obligatory Nacho chip is fresh and tasty. Strongly recommend it.

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Thank thoerge
Antwerp, Belgium
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

During my visit I went 2 times to this restaurant. Very nice people, the manager Lucy is amazing!! The Food is great, fresh, big plates, just all in one PERFECT!! Also very affordable. A very nice change in between all Chinese Food every day!! Really the location of foreigners and expats.

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Thank Mike-Wildemeersh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jinqiao
  • Neighbourhood: Jinqiao
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5030 4228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?