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Los Cardos

Mexican Restaurant and Takeaway

4 out of 5 4/5 from 5 reviews (add your opinion)

281 Leith Walk

Phone: 0131 555 6619

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Price: ££
Licensed: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: Yes
Delivery: No

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3.5 from nettles (81%) on June 27th, 2011 (8 years ago)

Los Cardos, 281 Leith Walk, EH6 8PD, Edinburgh

Yes Edinburgh is in need of decent Mexican/Tex Mex, that can't be denied. Los Cardos fills this need somewhat. Added pluses are that it's cheap and close to home! Tasty but not outstanding.

The make your own burritoes, tacos and all the other tex mex treats are there. They even have a few salsas to choose from as well as decent guac. I agree with the previous review - the Haggis - it just works! I get one taco with the haggis filling almost every time. Those are the pluses, now with the minuses...

The service. SLOW.

The food: tasty but not amazing. I wish they used corn tortillas! It's also decidedly wet for some reason. My tacos always seem to be swimming in some kind of liquid. It might be from the pulled pork which is way too wet every time. The steak and chicken are dry and tasteless the times that I had those but the pork is the polar opposite, drenched in mystery liquid. The guac and all of the salsas are nice though. They fill up those tacos as well so you get your money's worth.

A welcome addition to Leith Walk for sure and it being so close to home makes it a place that I will continue to go to - despite the wetness.

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2.5 from ciamara (42%) on September 3rd, 2011 (7 years ago)

Los Cardos, 281 Leith Walk, EH6 8PD, Edinburgh

We visited Los Cardos on the strength of the previous reviews to check out the food as we enjoy Mexican food and flavours.

We have to agree that the staff are extremely friendly and the service is very quick.

We had a chicken fajita burrito and a pork fajita burrito. The salsa, chicken, pork and onion and peppers all seemed to be tasty and good quality. For us, they could have all been spicier even though we had the hottest salsa available. The problem we found was that there is simply too much rice, which makes the burrito far too bland. At times it felt like eating a plain rice burrito. Like a previous reviewer, we also found the burrito to be “swimming in some kind of liquid” as you eat through it.

We really wanted to enjoy it, but felt disappointed. For us, a smaller burrito, with more of the spicy ingredients, with some spicy rice on the side would have been preferable.

The reward card is a good idea for regular customers.

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4.5 from sweetsazzle (23%) on August 24th, 2010 (8 years ago)

Los Cardos, 281 Leith Walk, EH6 8PD, Edinburgh

Great fresh food. You certainly get a lot of burrito for your money. The staff are very friendly and helpfully explain the menu as there are a lot of options. Different main fillings to choose from include the usual - chicken, pork and beef. The veggie option would satisfy your hunger even if you are a big meat eater. And for a quirky twist - haggis, and as they say on their menu 'it really does work!' Extras added to fill it out are rice and beans. You can then choose from a variety of salsas from mild to hot and top it all off with cheese, sour cream and guacamole. You've got to support this place, I don't want it disappearing!

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5 from BPRJ28 (21%) on July 28th, 2011 (7 years ago)

Los Cardos, 281 Leith Walk, EH6 8PD, Edinburgh

The best 6 or 7 quid you could spend in Edinburgh.

I have never understood why there were not more Burrito bars in Edinburgh. If any are thinking of setting up, they have a lot of work on their hands.

Los Cardos is brilliant, whoever came up with the slow roasted Pork Burrito should be knighted and admitted to the master chef judging party.

I must admit i have become a bit of an addict, the loyalty card is good for addicts too, every 10th Burrito is free!!

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4.5 from Sophie (12%) on August 25th, 2010 (8 years ago)

Los Cardos, 281 Leith Walk, EH6 8PD, Edinburgh

I agree completely with the review from sweetsazzle. This place is amazing! Food is fantastic, fresh and healthy and staff are friendly. World apart from greasy Mexican food smothered in cheese and devoid of taste. The only reason they don't score a perfect 5 is that sadly they don't deliver (yet!) and I'd like to see fish tacos on the menu. Otherwise faultless!

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