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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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Shanghai, China
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting this place and they simply are the worst!! The quality level between the different pistolera's is enormous. In Jinqiao restaurant they simply don't pay attention to you, ignore you, the kitchen took over 1 hour and we had to cancel our food and leave, they didn't care, they even never gave me my receipt to sign... More 

Thank Pedrochavoya
Shanghai, China
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262 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to comment on the food, I can only comment on the complete lack of service. We were greeted and given menus and then completely ignored for 15 minutes at which point I left. We tried to get their attention but they would not stop. We even spoke to one girl as she walked past but she did not... More 

Thank John T
Fort Worth, Texas
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107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Very good Mexican food. Margaritas excellent. Very close walk from the Marriott Pudong East or the Ramada Pudong

Thank Bill B
New York
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Food is authentic, as Chinese Mex food goes. Prices are reasonable, and the location is central to the expat 'bubble' in Jinqiao. Outdoor picnic table seating is particularly enjoyable on a nice-weather evening. Very social and pleasant. Bonus - a dvd seller right outside, so grab a movie after you leave. Worth the trip if you are in Jinqiao. If... More 

Thank CameraEye
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I cannot fault the food, it was excellent as was the service except they wanted to close up early that night to prepare for a private party the following day. As we were only occupying one table I did think they could have worked around us but what the hell. The shock of the night came with the bill. I... More 

Thank SinophileLuton
Agia Paraskevi
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

There are 4 restaurants one next to other with trees and nice yards in front of them at that area. Pistolera seems to be the absolute choice of the people among them. The restaurant is always alive with people usually shouting because of the music which even is not too high it creates a buzz (seems to play in bad... More 

Thank Huo L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Shanghai, nice decorations and good service. I definitely will come back.

Thank Ángel R
Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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176 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?