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Pistolera

Neighborhood: Jinqiao
Mexican
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Pistolera
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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
021-50304228
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Today
10:30 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: Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Best authentic Mexican food in town

This is by far the best and most authentic Mexican food in Shanghai and is even better now that there is a new branch on Hengshan rd. in Xuhui district.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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Good for:
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is by far the best and most authentic Mexican food in Shanghai and is even better now that there is a new branch on Hengshan rd. in Xuhui district.

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Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm from Texas and I have been here for almost two years so obviously I was missing my TexMex but unfortunately I never found a good place to eat it here in Shanghai. I tried a few places but gave up looking. A friend suggested that we have a dinner get together with some other friends and she recommended Pistolera... More 

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Shanghai, China
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148 reviews 148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really cosy place, perfect for autumn and winter. Great selection of drinks, especially love the margaritas. The vege nachos are really, really good and different to the norm. A new favourite hang out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. Tried the tortilla soup and believe me I've been to mexico a lot of times and this one was perfect. Also ordered nachos and a mojito. Good place very nice service and decoration.

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were surprised how bad the food here was, as generally western restaurants in Shanghai are quite good (we have eaten in many!). In fact this was the worst we have eaten here. All the dishes tasted like they had had the same artificial chilli powder / spice mix thrown over them, cooked and served. There was no subtlety to... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Pistolera offers a pleasant change of scenery from many of the western-targeted restaurants along Hongmei Lu. The atmosphere is hip, and offers al fresco seating if preferred. Over two visits, my favorite dishes are the grilled fish tacos and pork tamales. One disappointment is the guacamole - apparently overly reliant on sour cream, it was too soupy and sour. Overall,... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was recently in Shanghai for 2 weeks on business, unfortunately my colleague and I visited Pistolera the second to last day, we would have went many times. The best Margarita I've had in a foreign country,(they were horrible in Mexico) The sign said they charge for extra chips and salsa but they didn't. You can see the pic of the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pistolera is an (area) expat favorite! Located in an (international) community, many customers know each other, it is a neighborhood hang-out. The service is great and food exceptional (especially for Mexican)! Pistolera hosts Cinco De Maya party every year and other special events. The outdoor seating is fabulous on good weather day (Fall & Spring) and ideal for larger gatherings... More 

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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

GOOD: Really good staff, prompt service, fair prices, in a good environment - indoor and outdoor seating options. BAD: Food is decent Mexican food but GREAT Mexican in China. (What do you expect in Shanghai, the best of Mexico?) UGLY: The can get packed on the weekends for late night dinner and drinks. Hence, getting a table can get ugly!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went there for an after dinner drink to check it out for a possible dinner spot. We got there at 2300 and they said they are closed. "What time do you close", I asked. They said, "Midnight". Then we have another hour. They let us sit down and order a drink but were eager to send us off. Not very... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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