ExteriorPinto’s arrival in Edinburgh’s West End, a few weeks back, was heralded with their usual mass burrito giveaway. This guaranteed plenty of press coverage and lengthy queues. I let the frenzy die down a little, visiting once they’d had a chance to bed in. I’d visited their Glasgow stores for breakfast and been quite impressed. …

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TruckAs I’ve said before, I have a slight blind-spot around Mexican food. It so often fails to excite that I’m practically immune to its charms, but I persist in the hope that one day things will all fall into place for me. The Mighty Mexican is a street food truck that often trades at the …

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ExteriorWhere Bar Roma had traded for many years, before making a dignified retirement exit, Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga has taken up residence. I popped in for a visit on a night of fiercely hostile weather. With not another patron dining this evening, it was rather odd to see such a big barn of a place in …

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InteriorWhere Caciopepe used to trade on Hanover Street, Chachalaca has recently taken up residence. I popped there for a visit, full of the cold, feeling thoroughly miserable and hopeful that a chilli explosion could shift my lingering malaise. There’s room for around thirty in the main dining area, with further downstairs seating also available. It …

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ExteriorHere I was thinking I was a smarty pants finding another “place in Glasgow with the same name but different owners to a place in Edinburgh” when I stumbled upon Pancho Villa’s, in the Merchant City. However, quick reference to Google soon revealed that the two were in the same ownership. Funnily enough, there’s a …

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