Advantages Tasty Tex-Mex food, the margaritas, great atmosphere, friendly service and good value for money.
Disadvantages Gets a bit claustrophobic when you have a bunch of idiots at the table across from you.
Tex Mex II is a cosy wee Mexican restaurant situated in Thistle Street, one of the back streets of New Town in Edinburgh. I fell in love with this place in the summer of 2010, when we were there for my birthday. We’ve visited several times since then and our experience never fails to be enjoyable.The restaurant itself is cheerful, quirky and low key. You come in from the grey stone streets into a restaurant with a loud purple and green colour scheme. This sounds rather brash and I suppose it is a matter of taste. I personally love the combination of purple and green. It reminds me of one of those Bassett sweets and, with the mood lighting, I find the whole environment very warm and uplifting.
Upon arriving at Tex Mex each table gets a portion of mildly spiced popcorn which in itself is tasty and more-ish (and I’m not even much of a fan of popcorn). It is one of the little touches within this restaurant which make it so unique.
Having given you your popcorn, they will then take your drink orders. Now if you are not driving and over the age of 18 then I highly recommend you try one of their frozen margaritas. These come in a variety of fruity flavours – strawberry, passion fruit, cherry and mango. Our group absolutely adore the mango flavoured margarita and habitually order a large jug of the stuff each time we go there. Actually, we tend to order more than just one jug of the stuff. They really do serve up the best margaritas I have ever had! – Deliciously fruity and sweet but deceptively alcoholic. The picture below is evidence of one drunken escapade on my birthday last year when I may have had one too many margaritas. I have to applaud the waiters for dealing with a bunch of inebriated individuals like ourselves. However, I can’t say they did much good giving free tequila to the birthday girl. I’m surprised I wasn’t on the floor!
For starters, I absolutely adore the Chorizo Quesadilla which is crispy and juicy and filled with meat and cheese. However, when I am with friends we tend to get a plate or two of the Nachos Grande.
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