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Pistolera

#193 of 12,529 Restaurants in Shanghai
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Jinqiao
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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
021-50304228
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Step Up?

Our expectations of Mexican in Asia are pretty low, so it's tough to rate... I think our nachos were pretty fresh, I think my burrito was tasty, and I think my Dos XX was cold and not too skunked, but I'm really not sure. I guess you'll have to go and find out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Kasivia
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Aberdeen
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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Mexican food in town. Love their tacos. I went there for dinner and I tried the tartilla soup and 3 tacos. Amazing dinner with a house wine at 168 rmb. There are above all 2 dishes tI'm in love with: chicken tortilla soup and carne Asada nachos. The portions here are pretty generous so don't order both of them... More 

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Thank Alexandra B
Shanghai Region, China
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

pistolera's frozen margaritas are so good and cheap as well. the staff service was great when i was there last time with my husband and kids. on eof the best places to go to in pudong

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Thank Jenny Q
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Very good Mexican food in a very pleasant atmosphere - nice change if on an extended stay in Shanghai and tire of Chinese food.

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Thank HealthyTravel228
Aberdeen
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Our expectations of Mexican in Asia are pretty low, so it's tough to rate... I think our nachos were pretty fresh, I think my burrito was tasty, and I think my Dos XX was cold and not too skunked, but I'm really not sure. I guess you'll have to go and find out!

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Thank Kasivia
Seville, Spain
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We chose it for two reasons: you can eat late and there is an open air terrace. The food was good. Mexican usual stuff but well presented, tasty and abundant. The Cochinita pibil was perfect. I found it unexpensive as well. A good option in the French Concession.

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Thank victorguezflores
Fremont, CA
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

this is a Mexican joint with very decent crowd, I have to say it is popular however, the food is not as decent as it should be the grilled meat is chewy and lack of flavor the chilli bowl is overpower by too much cumin some of the fried tortilla is as hard as shoe sole overall, it is a... More 

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Thank Eric J
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Have been visiting on and off for the past 4 years, and find it better for dining-in than for take-away food. The portions are good, but lack the oomph! from a spice perspective... the blackened fish tacos are the best item on the menu. The drinks are better... but the tendency to dilute the cocktails on the alcohol side is... More 

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Thank Hemav M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Pistolera has been my go to place for dinner with friends and a few drinks. Great margaritas and great food. Over the past few visits it has been pretty consistent. I went this evening and it was really disappointing first main I ordered was a ground beef and cheese enchilada. This came absolutely drowning in one of the four choices... More 

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Thank Matt C
Beijing Region, China
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food was ok. Not close to authentic Mexican, but close enough to Tex-Mex if that's what you're craving. I wouldn't go back unless they cut the prices in half, or got the food right. I considered walking out without paying the bill after 20 minutes of being ignored by every staff member I waved my arms at. Finally I... More 

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Thank josh b
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were staying very near to Biyun and were walking back from carrefour when we thought of trying this restaurant (were a bit bored of the Chinese food). The ambiance was OK, but food was nowhere near a true Mexican restaurant. Maybe a bit tuned to Chinese taste. Visit only if you are bored of local food, else nothing special.

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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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