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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China (Jinqiao)
021-50304228
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Ranked #189 of 12,598 Restaurants in Shanghai
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Jinqiao
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Shanghai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Additional Information about Pistolera

Address: 855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-50304228
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jinqiao
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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