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Pistolera

#102 of 11,676 Restaurants in Shanghai
#109 of 12,734 Places to Eat in Shanghai
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Jinqiao
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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
021-50304228
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good, Mexican food!

Good food and great ambience: The homestyle beef-and-vegetable stew known as cocido, and the tortilla soup, in which shredded chicken and fried tortilla strips are served in thick chicken broth along with tomatoes and chipotle chili. Pistolera has a way with chilies - signature chili dishes start... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
bidisha_bagchi
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Michigan
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Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good food and great ambience: The homestyle beef-and-vegetable stew known as cocido, and the tortilla soup, in which shredded chicken and fried tortilla strips are served in thick chicken broth along with tomatoes and chipotle chili. Pistolera has a way with chilies - signature chili dishes start from a simple chili bowl to a chili Sonora hot dog to a... More 

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Pistolera is a lovely break for Western business travelers who have had several traditional spinning table dinners and want a break with a menu from which they can select familiar Mexican dishes. The millionaire margarita is a must have and at happy hour can be had for 100 RMB per pitcher less. The meals are all very good with six... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is my go-to for my Mexican fix ever since I first encountered it. The service is always delightful, and their margaritas are the best I've had in Shanghai. My favorite dish is the chili for which the chef of this restaurant has won many awards, including the Shanghai Chili cook-off! And the chili comes with homemade Mexican tostadas which... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went here while on business because it was recommended for Mexican and we were in need of something other than Chinese Food. We had some Shrimp Tacos which were outstanding, the Burrito is good and the Chicken Tacos are great. The price is pretty good as well. Very nice change of pace area which the locals call Foreigner Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had the prawn stuffed peppers (sppiiccccyyy!) the tuna salad and the pork burrito, followed by churros. We don't usually eat so much for two of us, so that says the food was delicious. Only minor comments that the waitress, while attentive, was a bit pushy for our tastes.... had barely finished my drink before she's outright asking me if... More 

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Kunming, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stopped into Pistolera on a recent trip to Shanghai and was not disappointed. The chips and salsa were delicious and the Carne Asada tacos I got had a great authentic flavor. The food came out super fast, which was helpful since I was on a tight schedule. All told I spent 100 RMB for me meal, largely due to... More 

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Asia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is by far one of the best spots to hit, in the area. The team are very engaging and can be seen floating arouund the restaurant talking with the guests. The food is very consistant in both its preparationand delivery. What is nice is the endless supply of chips that one can gorge them selfs on, but be warned... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This restaurant attracts the expat and local crowd living in the environs of Pudong. The service was friendly and efficient, and we thought it was the best Mexican food (in Asia) that we have had for quite some time. It was an excellent (and convenient) choice to catch up with friends over margaritas rather than deal with the Puxi-bound traffic.

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Shanghai, China
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133 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a chain restaurant, off spring from Big Bamboo. The new one has been recently opened next door to Park Tavern. It is excellent, job well done. Margaritas top shelf. HH makes drinking much less expensive until 7.30pm. Really good Tx Mx as in enchiladas, tacos, burittos and cheese stuff. Hot poppers. Chips good enough and sauces/dips hot and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been here now several times. The restaurant is a really good solid one with authentic food, good cocktails and pretty good "free" nachos with salsa. The staff really seems to care without beeing really outstanding. They are better than average but by far not outstanding. The food varity and quality is allright and goes with the price. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jinqiao
  • Neighborhood: Jinqiao
  • Phone Number: 021-50304228
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?