Hugely popular Edinburgh Mexican eatery launches lunch time takeaway taco service

One of Edinburgh's most popular Mexican eateries has launched a lunch time takeaway taco service.

Published 17th Jul 2019
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

El Cartel, known for their authentic Mexican street food. will be serving up a selection of their famous tacos from Midday until 4pm everyday, from their window on Teviot Place.

El Cartel Takeaway

Picture: El Cartel

Freshly made daily and served up with El Cartel's hand pressed tortillas, the tacos, which include fillings like battered cod, pork shoulder and crispy ox tongue, will be available alongside a selection of soft drinks and frozen margaritas for those looking to enjoy lunch on the go.

Stuart McCluskey, founder and managing director of The Bon Vivant Group said: “I love the vibrancy, flavours and colours of Mexico and my mission with the launch of the first El Cartel back in 2014 was to translate this in an authentic way to the Scottish market.

"Take away tacos is a very natural progression as street food is such a huge part of the Mexican culture and with the approach of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival it’s the perfect time to launch our own version at El Cartel Teviot.”

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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