Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Inverness / Scottish Highlands
  4. Inverness
  5. Inverness
Escobar, Inverness, Inverness

Escobar

4.4
4.4
317 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican
Welcome to Escobar -taqueria & cocktails-

Please make note of the allocated times during peak hours
House rules must be adhered to at all times
Do not arrive with more diners than booked.
We reserve the right to refuse admission to those not following guidelines.

Please be aware of current dine in restrictions in place. ie Maximum of 3 households per table. Our Maximum booking per table allows for 6 persons only.

Our premises layout restricts the availability of seating tables near by each other and we cannot guarantee such requests.

First Mexican bar & Restaurant in Inverness. Delicious tacos, quesadillas, taquitos, burritos and great selection of classic Mexican dishes.

Great selection of beers, wines , margaritas and other cocktails.
Great range of Tequilas and mezcals.

Food is served 12-9.:30pm every day.






Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01463 219884

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for Groups

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. NM

    NMInv

    Perthshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A good choice from the menu. Everything tasted very fresh and very well presented. Large proportions and really tasty. It was a Monday night and we were in quite late so the restaurant was quite quiet but it suited us.
  2. DS

    DonnaS

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food absolutely amazing. Great portion size. Cocktails were good just 2nd round only half the glass was filled.
  3. CO

    ClareO

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Bland food, overworked staff and long delays. Not a lot of positives but at least the staff seemed to be trying hard. One couple left without paying because they were fed up waiting. They even ran out of wine glasses.
  4. JH

    JefferyH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place.
  5. I

    Inverness1980

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ate here for the 1st time last night - the food was lovely and plentiful and the house margarita was delicious - offers great value for money. Would definitely return. Menu is vast with lots of choices.
  6. ST

    StephenT

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were given a table for two next to a table of twelve. It was so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves and it was poorly lit so we couldn't read the food menu. If we didn' T have a mobile phone we wouldn't have been able to see a drinks menu. We didn't stay more than 5 minutes
  7. T

    Teresab

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff miss that they don't do donuts anymore
  8. LG

    LauraG

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! I've been traveling in Europe for months and have been missing Mexican food. This place was so good I went twice in a three-day stay! The queso is superb and my favorite was the trio of fish tacos. The prices were very reasonable, too. Nice atmosphere, great wait staff, excellent selection of drinks - even Mexican beer! I highly recommend!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Really good value, tasty food and delicious cocktails 😄
  10. HD

    HollieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff, atmosphere and margaritas 🍹 5⭐ will be going back!
  11. LA

    LauraA

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The “Queso fundido” was very tasty. I would recomended it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It’s always nice to find a Mexican restaurant while traveling across Europe and surprised to discover one this far north in Scotland. While the food was decent, it lacked the authentic flavor of Tex-mex which it was trying to imitate. The guacamole was whipped too smooth and lacked any tomatoes or onions. The chips (which of course you pay extra over here) were not freshly made and looked like small Doritos without the flavor. The cocktails took a wee bit longer to prepare than one would expect especially seated next to the bar; and while they tasted fair the quantity was lacking (probably 6 ounces total). One expects a larger size when ordering a margarita over ice.
  13. RO

    RevOJess

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The table service wasn’t great. Our starter had not been removed before main came. Other than that, the food was beautiful and the atmosphere was great. Will definitely be returning.
  14. AW

    AliW

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Really enjoyed my evening here catching up with a friend. Friendly helpful staff. The food was delicious and very reasonable price. My only complaint would be that the background music was way too loud however the staff turned it down to a more suitable level when asked. Very grateful.
  15. P

    Paulinec

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Great food, authentic-we travel to Mexico regularly!!good location, amazing service, mezcal was horrible but if you have ever tried it- it’s always horrible!!! Playa del Carmen cocktail is beautiful,! We will be back!!!
  16. AD

    AlisonD

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Quick meal. Straightforward menus. Table wasn’t well placed but food was solid plentiful and fresh. Happy diners
  17. AH

    AliHar

    Inverness

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food lovely staff
  18. KT

    KerryT

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Big food & drinks menu at reasonable prices. Good atmosphere, very busy. Friendly, happy and very attentive staff. Will definitely be recommending and visiting again.
  19. PK

    PaulaK

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and lovely friendly staff / made you feel very welcome.
  20. NB

    NeilB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    It was towards the end of service as our original restaurant was forced to close with a water leak, but the food took a long time to arrive and was pretty bland. We were given a bottle of tap water to share (along with our other drinks) but no glasses, after several attempts managed to get a server’s attention to ask. The toilets were in a pretty bad state. We weren’t left with a great impression.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not impressed. Had table booked for 20:45. Phoned restaurant to say our train got into Inverness at 20:40 so could be arriving a little late. Told lady on phone we knew what we wanted to eat and could pay over telephone and she said this was fine and would have kitchen and or prepare it for arrival. Go in at 20:50 to be sat and looking at drinks menu, waited 5 mins and another staff member came over and said sorry we never put your food through etc but do you want to stay for drinks A drink after 12 hours on the train and no where else to go for food now won’t suffice. Won’t be coming back or recommending
  22. MM

    MrsMack

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good value for money including the drinks. Food portions were more than ample-couldn’t finish it all. Would recommend to others who enjoy mexican food
  23. SH

    StepHen

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Taco starters were very nice. Cocktails amazing. Definitely go back!
  24. CJ

    ConorJC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing time! Service was excellent all staff where so lovely and attentive, food was honestly amazing! So tasty we both enjoyed our time so much!!!
  25. JA

    JacquieA

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal, lovely food and good value for money. Definitely recommend and will return
  26. S

    Sandi

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Drink order took 25 minutes to come.. beer and prosecco..( which was advertised at 250ml but came as 125ml of which the waitress laughed and said it's a mistake and they haven't gotten it changed on line as yet..) after 30 minutes our food order still hadn't been taken despite at least 4 members of staff wandering and standing around.. we left ..as we may still have been sitting there waiting days later!!!
  27. KD

    KennyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great balue and really chilled place. Our first time and definitely not the last. Loved it!
  28. JC

    JudeC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and atmosphere. The whole restaurant has a really cool vibe
  29. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We initially booked Escobar's as it was a dog friendly Mexican my daughter loves Mexican food and we always like to take our dog every where possible so Escobar's killed 2 birds with one stone so to speak The food was lovely and full of flavour and catered for all our needs with my daughter's dairy allergy being no issue. If you like to eat as a family including your dog and are in Inverness do not fail to pay a visit
  30. RD

    RebeccaD

    North Scotland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Love coming here for food
  31. A

    Aimee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food was awful and the drinks were disgusting.
  32. DW

    DanielW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good atmosphere. Would definitely visit again if we come up this way!
  33. KA

    KarenA

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    last minute booking staff were very welcoming, good atmosphere and good food. Always a staff member on hand although not intrusive...would visit again.
  34. GM

    GavMc

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food that is reasonable priced with generous portions. Cocktail menu is very large, cocktails tasty albeit slightly overpriced.
  35. J

    Jules

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and food
  36. PK

    PatrickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cracking evening at Escobar. Great drinks, delicious food. Especially loved the Habanero Wings! Staff all very friendly. Definitely recommend to anyone craving good Mexican food and top margaritas!
  37. CM

    CourtneyM

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal. Food great quality and staff were friendly & approachable. Also a great variety of food on the menu! Would come back again.
  38. CW

    ClareW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great cocktails made by the young man. All fresh ingredients used and very tasty. Great service and attentive staff. Shout out to the Manager who took time out to chat with us at the end of the night!!! Love this place...xx
  39. DF

    DavidF

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Having visited many times before standards are always high and food excellent
  40. W

    Whassigo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant - love it. Exceptional quality and value for money

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Escobar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 219884.

Escobar is rated 4.4 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Escobar

10 Queensgate, Inverness, Inverness IV1 1DA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo