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“Tasteless”

Illegal Jack's Tex Mex Grill
Ranked #1,051 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: Only two-time winner of the Observer Newspaper *Best Cheap Eat* in Scotland! Independent, owner-operated, love to take reservations via social media or old-school phone :) 44-45 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH89ET
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasteless”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Having just moved to Edinburgh from London I was use to Tortilla's burritos. Here I just got far too much beans and chicken (which was in pieces not shredded and generally looked dry) with cheese and rice. No lettuce, sour cream or onions and peppers. The hot sauce which is ok at best barely made it edible. The staff just didn't seem bothered and were not even manning the counter when I arrived. They need to make a cheaper medium option and put their hot sauce into better bottles. And also have a better counter so staff don't need to come round to my side for card transactions. Just screams unprofessional and was very much in line with the bland food.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Decent at best.”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I have only eaten here once, And although i thought it was a nice setup with a good sized sit in area, I wasn't that impressed with my Burrito, It was poorly wrapped to be honest and the pulled pork was pretty bland. Although i would potentially go back, I probably wouldn't get a burrito, As the other meals more looked tasty! Service was good too.

  • Visited October 2012
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely fast food”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We bought my hubby here for the first last week. He as did all of us enjoyed a lovely snack at lunchtime. We have never had a bad meal over the last three years of going with my daughter.

  • Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bland and stodgy”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I've eaten here a few times, and while it's not abolutely terrible, everything I've tried has been bland and stodgy. This is expecially disappointing as their menus go on about how all their food is super fresh and exciting. I'm never going back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Harriet486
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Alright for a quick bite.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Dropped in whilst walking between Fringe venues and it looked interesting as it was offering something different from the usual sort of fast food.

We had the spicy and cajun wings but much preferred the spicy ones as the cajun wings were far too herby and salty. The tortilla chips and dips were nice, but would have liked a side such as actual chips (even with spice on) as the crunching can get a bit much!

Tasty, and decent value.

  • Visited August 2013
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