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Pistolera

855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China (Jinqiao)
021-50304228
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Ranked #105 of 12,422 restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jinqiao
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jinqiao
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This has become a regular stop for the family over our time here in Shanghai. The food is varied and good quality. My wife is quite sensitive to spicy food but the staff here always take time to ensure her dish is not too spicy....if you want good Mexican fare then you must add this to your list!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you are looking for a sour cream and cheese covered Tex-Mex food, this is not the place for you. I am thrilled to have found a place in Shanghai that has fresh,homemade pico de gallo and real tamales on the menu. The only disappointment is the margaritas which are overly sweet and made with a poor mix, and not... More

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Gurgaon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Being a vegetarian in Shanghai, I was looking for a restaurant which will appeal to my palate when I discovered this place. When I entered on a weekend night, I found the entire place to be almost full with just one small table available for me, which told me that it was certainly very popular with the expat crowed of... More

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you are looking for some Tex-Mex and an awesome margarita, Pistoleras is worth your time. A great place for lunch and dinner with dinner being busy, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are accepted and recommended, especially with large parties. They also have indoor and outdoor seating.

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Calif.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I had grilled Talapia tacos that were excellent. A good serving of the filet, not pressed and formed. Chips and salsa were good, nice atmosphere and friendly servers.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you are looking for genuine Mexican food this is not the place. If You are after Tex Mex food look no further especially if you are located in Pudong, with Pistolera there really is no reason to go to Puxi looking for a big portion of an average American take on Mexican food. As yes the food is very... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We came to this place as it was close to our hotel, and reading good reviews on Tripadvisor. We were welcomed by polite waitresses, and got a nice booth inside the restaurant. We got some free chips and salsa to begin with. We ordered beef fajitas and the food was really good! Did not expect to find Mexican food this... More

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Lacombe, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

So very good! We love this place and look forward to visiting when we are in Shanghai! The non stop complimentary taco chips and salsa are a great accompaniment to the best ever frozen Marguerita's! It is pleasant to sit on the comfortable patio and enjoy the friendly ambience. The servers are welcoming, charming and attentive. Until next time.....

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Shanghai
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149 reviews 149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This restaurant is good on almost all accounts. The food is like what you find in S. California in a Mexican restaurant. As such it is probably somewhat Americanized but it truly good. The kitchen is also willing to make small changes to dishes to accommodate one's individual palate. The drinks are the real thing and the Margaritas are probably... More

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Detroit
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

For this Texan, Pistolera has made living in Shanghai much happier! The food is excellent overall and the margaritas are tasty. They have some good happy hour deals plus other special deals most nights. Inside is cozy and kind-of dimly lit (which is cool) and there is outside seating for when the weather is nice. Service is average for China... More

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