Escobar

4.5
186 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican

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Casual
Fun
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.






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
What 186 people are saying
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LisaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, helpful staff and the food was amazing !

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Highlandgfvegan
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was really yummy apart from my daughter's nachos were mostly the crumbs at the end of the bag which was a little dissapointing. Very good choices for gf and vegan options! Drinks-wise the mocktails were nice and margarita was OK. However, my mojito was awful. It lacked both fizz and sweetness and really was like watered down rum and mint.
The decor was beautiful and the place had a really relaxed and jolly feel to it, as though we might be on holiday, nice and quirky. Unfortunately our table had no lighting above it so we had to use the torches on our phones to read the menus and see our food! Staff were helpful and friendly.

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Beakay
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality food at very good prices. One of my new favourite places to eat in town. We've been twice now, over a period of 6 weeks and it's been consistently good. Friendly atmosphere, suitable for all.

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HeatherI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wee place with great food and friendly staff.

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catrionac
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Lively ( noisy) casual dining. Fast service. Probably not authentic

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md2k9
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Inverness. Food was amazing, service even better. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Service was excellent. The food was amazing value. Will definitely be back

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JacquieA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, good selection of food and drinks. Great value for you, definitely recommend

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FionaB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff who chatted as well as served the food - proper hosting.

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CaroG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food and drinks were lovely. We were given a a table away from main restaurant. Felt like we were sat in a corridor and isolated from the rest of the restaurant. There was absolutely no atmosphere in there area our table was in. We had to wait 20 mins before our drink or food was taken. We had almost finished our starters before we received our drinks. The waitress seemed completely rushed off her feet but was still very friendly and apologetic for the slow service. Unsure if we would return which is a shame as food was really good.

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KarenB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service good, staff on hand to help, food nice and tasty and hot, overall nice place to have dinner.

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was awful, order wrong
When food came back mistake had been scrapped off I don’t find this acceptable.
We have been a few times and never had a problem, food is normal a high standard.

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KayM
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Thank you very much

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Becky
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and a couple friends went out for drinks & dinner, we managed to grab a 5.15 booking. We arrived early , immediately greeted and seated by a lovely gentleman. We got a table upstairs and we were the only table in that area, it was so bliss and the decor was so quirky! We were obsessed before we even looked at the menu.
The drinks & cocktail menu was fantastic, so many goodies to choose from. The food menu… wow!! The choice and variety was beautiful. One of us was a vegan and she was so happy with the options of vegan dishes. All of our food dishes & drinks were both delicious. I had the chicken enchiladas, what a portion! The vegan friend had the chimichangas, and another had the crunchwrap. Amazing service, would 100% recommend!

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HeatherH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Ordered. Prob with computer then order came without starter 1st and was told they wld bring out ASAP or it wld b cold!!! Food came out cold, rubber cheese then sent back and frozen so left. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fantastic service, everyone was well distanced apart, felt really comfortable. Awesome experience, highly recommend 👍

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DeeR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best time when we come here! Babi and the team couldn’t do anymore and are always so polite friendly and so welcoming! 10/10

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Aimee
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Somewhere different for food and cocktails!! Helpful and friendly staff however not very attentive to the table as we had to grab their attention and service was slow however will return for more yummy food and cocktails

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KerryD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Warm and welcoming place. Friendly staff. A large selection of cocktails for a restaurant so there is plently to choose from. They also do mocktails. Food was delicious. Service was really good even though they were fully booked, you didn't have to wait a long time to get served. Would recommend this place if visiting Inverness.

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ChloeS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it in Escobar! The food and cocktails are amazing. The staff and atmosphere is fab to

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely cocktails and good service

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JaneR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has a great vibe, good food and cocktails. It was table service, so felt safe and comfortable.
We were a table of 4 and felt the bill was really reasonable for food, drinks including cocktails.

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Hayley
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here, cannot recommend it enough, all staff are very helpful and friendly

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, excellent food. Staff were fantastic.

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SophieP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff. All in all a great night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was a little bit cold in the restaurant so I kept my jacket on.

I ordered the taco’s and my boyfriend had a burger. My chicken was cold on the taco’s like it had been waiting for his burger and chips to cook. I would still come back tho.

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Teresab
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing can't wait to go back again food was on point waiters were always asking if we needed anything

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SuzT
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish tacos a bit too dry but the cocktails absolutely amazing! Especially Tiki Tequila and Espresso Martini. Really good service.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was really really good, menu was great as were the cocktails and bar. The service and staff was terrible. Really really uninterested bordering on rude. Great potential, I will visit again but they need to sit and watch how their staff behave with paying customers.

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NikkiM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and drinks last night! Great food and the best service. Thank you

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SMFC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and drinks were good and we were served quickly and not rushed to leave.
The only negative was that I had pre booked for a special occasion and despite there being plenty spare tables we were positioned on a small table in the centre of the room.

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but pricey cocktails for the amount given

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PhoebeL
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great food, good price, 100% recommend to everyone.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic but the service was very slow. Waited half an hour for a drink

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ClareL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really great food with plenty of vegan options. Staff were great and very helpful and friendly.
Only issue was the length of time it took to get out drinks - approximately 20 mins each time! Staff were apologetic but it did affect our enjoyment a little.

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LynnMilton
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always plenty of space around us felt very safe there and well looked after. The fajitas are amazing so as the queso fundido. Sadly no room for dessert.

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lakw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved our meal. The staff were all excellent and very friendly. Amazing cocktails and the food was very good too. Would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good, service very good, nice atmosphere, will be back

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CristinaM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch except the churros which came practically raw:(. Our waitress was super nice, I think her name was Kara(thank you once again). The cocktail was delicious as well!
Will definitely come back, maybe give the churros a miss.

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SarahG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The staff were really friendly and helpful and the restaurant was cool, the only downside was the amount of time it took to get drinks and food, we had been there 45 mins before we got our starters that being said the food was lovely 😊

FAQs

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

Escobar is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.