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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All 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
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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say I've never tasted guacamole quite like this. But it was good, although not really traditional. The tacos al carbon were more like tacos ropa vieja but quite tasty anyway. The fresh salsa are excellent and the chips are housemate and warm. You can get dos Equis beer here - a major plus.

Thank caroln3
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A local guy at a shop close by recommended the place to me & I'm glad he did. For the mainly expat area & in comparison to other places it was quite good value for money & enjoyable food with pretty good service. I tried a different place the next day but returned as it was by far better quality... More 

Thank trip-experiencing
Shanghai, China
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156 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I have eaten Pistolera twice. Once as delivery and once in the restaurant. The restaurant has an active, but cozy vibe to it. They were extremely busy when I was there (dinner). The waitresses are friendly and speak pretty good English. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the food that I have tried, which includes the enchiladas, and several burritos.... More 

Thank Michael D
Changzhou, China
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, specially the surroundings makes it great. Right next to a movie theater. Good service and cleanliness.... I liked a lot.

Thank imacias
Hamburg, Germany
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food is your saverage Mexican that you find in Asia, but what is worth it is the out doors dining area. Even on a rainy day they have large umbrellas so you can enjoy your food outside.

Thank NicoMaxx
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Pistolera is my go to place to get Mexican food fix. I particularly enjoy chorizo nachos plate with chips and salsa.

Thank Billy_Whimwa
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

As a big fan of meat I tried their chicken plate and it was very tasty. The staff was very polite and the food came pretty quickly. Highly recommended. Love it here the best tortilla soup its served warm and spicy, the half order of beef nachos is perfect share for 2. Best margarita in Pudong

Thank Socialch
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is better than most of the Mexican food I get back in Ohio. They staff is friendly, efficient, and speak excellent English. I just wish they would stock a non-alcoholic beer. The Ginger Beer is good, however. Had a Chimichanga last night and spoke with some ex-pat "locals." I'll be back later this week.

Thank 4chrisryan
Chester, New Jersey
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Wandering around looking for somewhere to eat on a dreary Sunday night in Shanghai and stumbled across Pistolera. Took a chance and was pleased I did. Great Mexican food (I had the chicken fajitas), reasonable beer choice and very friendly wait staff. Could not really ask for me. Not fine dining, but a nice relaxing place with a good atmosphere

Thank Rob B
Shanghai, China
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

And maybe all of China. Best I've had anyway. Finally proper corn tortillas. Love the taco fillings, particularly the barbacoa. I've been hitting this place once a month or so for years and have never been disappointed. Sometimes I get an extra order of change chicken enchiladas to go because they keep well for a day or two. When the... More 

Thank shanghai_marcos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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

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