El Cartel

Admittedly, this Thistle Street restaurant is small – and they don’t take reservations. Worry not. Check in at the door, head across to their sister bar and they’ll call you when your table is ready.

Some dishes you’ll recognise, others are more unexpected – like plantain tacos, or guacamole with sheep’s cheese. The portions aren’t huge, but that’s a blessing – you’ll want to try as many things as possible.

Our tip: bring a few friends and order a generous selection to share.

64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN