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“Small menu huge portions very tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Los Cardos

Los Cardos
281 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8PD, Scotland
+44 131 555 6619
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Ranked #208 of 1,790 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food, Takeout
Description: Fast, Fresh Mex Street Food. Offering burritos, quesadillas, soft tacos, 5 salsas and guacamole made fresh daily. Home of the ORIGINAL haggis burrito. Sit-in, Takeaway and Delivery (after 5pm daily)
edinburgh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Small menu huge portions very tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Popped in for supper after work after recommendation of a colleague. Can't believe I didn't know this was here. I ordered the Carnitas (pulled pork) quesadilla with salsa verde plus steak burrito for other half. It was huge, quite a lot of rice in the filling (too much for me) but very tasty. The pulled pork is melt in the mouth and I got three quesadillas plus dips. The homemade tortilla chips were also excellent. I was given a loyalty card so will be back to try the rest of the options. Great prices too.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

On a hungover Saturday watching telly, I stumbled over this on Just Eat, looking for something different from the usual decided to risk it - nothing more disappointing than a bad take-away, and immediately loved it! Glad the ordering is over 12 so I got to try the burrito and the quesadilla. I've been recommending this place to all my friends, many who live in Leith and have never heard of it.
In fact I have friends coming round for Mexican food tomorrow, and its coming from Los Cardos! (The only reason I didn't give it all 5 stars was that I didn't have any contact with the staff)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Delicious, and you could feed a small family from one item. Quality AND quantity is a major thumbs up! The staff are reallllllly nice and were patient with me when I had a bit of a meltdown when faced with all of the customising options!

Would agree, however, with those below that say it's a bit of a bummer that some ingredients are cold.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“By far the best in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Returning home to Arizona after living in Edinburgh for a year and a half, people often ask me about the food in Scotland. In particular, over my first Mexican meal after having returned, my dining companions wondered if there was anything in Edinburgh that could compare. The answer is yes: Los Cardos, which is light years ahead of its competitors. Friendly service, good-quality, fresh ingredients, and a burrito that is not just good for being 5,000 miles from its homeland, but is just plain good. The folks here clearly know and understand the flavours and do justice to a Southwest staple. This is a small restaurant, and if you don't live near Leith Walk, make it a priority to visit. It deserves your business.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh, flavoursome, friendly - FANTASTIC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Los Cardos is simply my favourite takeaway in Edinburgh (though there's plenty of room to sit in!). You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, and the staff are so friendly that you'll want to return to try everything. Whilst the more familiar chicken burritos are my usual choice (personalised with black beans & the incredible salsa verde), I highly recommend the haggis burritos or tacos for something a little different and intensely delicious.

Great value, delightful service and flavour combinations that will keep you coming back for more - Los Cardos is Leith's finest!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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