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The Basement, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The Basement

4.6
4.6
1219 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mexican
Do you love tacos, fajitas guacamole and all things Mexican? Come join us underground! We’ve got a masivo collection of tequila and mezcal waiting for you to try. And when it comes to cocktails, there’s plenty on offer but you can’t go wrong with a margarita!

🧒 Under 18s welcome until 10pm with food, last sitting for under 18s is 8pm
🐶 Dog-friendly in our bar & outdoor areas
🏃 Walk-ins welcome
🍹 Bookings for food & drink and just drinks welcome
📅 Contact us directly for bookings of 8 or more

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 557 0097
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We have a separate area in the back which can hold up to 15 people.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations: 0131 557 0097
  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Cross street
    York Place
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    York Place Tram Stop, Edinburgh Bus Route 08. We are around a 10-minute walk from Waverley Train Station and are just around the corner from the Bus Station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 1,219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lively

  • Edinburgh

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh

    Lively

1,219 Reviews
  1. MarieF

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat pre theatre as playhouse 2 min walk away. Authentic Mexican food and cocktails. Delicious. Friendly helpful staff

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing. A lovely waitress (I think called Evian?) went out of her way to seat us early, All the staff looked after us extremely well and it was really appreciated. The drinks and food were fab and it was really good value for money. Thanks The Basement!

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  3. ChristineS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was quite vibrant and the restaurant was busy. The staff were friendly and attentive. Good selection of food and drinks at reasonable prices. The nachos starter was delicious for two and a generous portion. Unfortunately I had the beef chilli enchilada and although the portion size was very generous ( could only eat 3/4) the content was mostly rice,very little meat and was just lukewarm. Personally I would prefer a smaller portion and for it to be hot.
    The BasementResponded 2 days ago
    Christines, we truly appreciate your honest feedback. It is discouraging to learn of your experience with us. Your feedback helps us improve and we would like to learn more about how we can make this better. The Basement Team!

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  4. MairiH

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very quick visit but absolutely perfect, always have the Birria Tacos and always amazing, cocktails were fab, great recommendations from the staff. Already planing our next Edinburgh trip so we can come to the Basement again
    The BasementResponded 2 days ago
    Mairih, thank you for sharing your positive experience! Have a fantastic day! The Basement Team!

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  5. JoanP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place but very noisy with Taylor swift fans so hard to have a conversation. Brilliant and friendly staff. Will go again
    The BasementResponded 2 days ago
    Joanp, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Basement! Thank you, and have a fantastic day! The Basement Team!

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  6. Jubjub

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great buzz in the bar area. Had starters, tacos and drinks. All excellent. Staff friendly and helpful even though they were busy
    The BasementResponded 7 days ago
    Jubjub, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We are pleased that you had such a lovely experience and we also hope you have a great day! We're looking forward to your next visit with us! The Basement Team!

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  7. AnnR

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were attentive and fun. We live in Texas and was curious how Mexican food would taste in Scotland. This place did not disappoint. Cocktails were even more amazing
    The BasementResponded on June 6, 2024
    Annr, We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Basement! Thank you, and have a fantastic day! The Basement Team!

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  8. Julie

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb. Waiter called Harry was fantastic, cannot praise him enough. When we go back I hope it’s him who serves us, he really made the experience fantastic
    The BasementResponded on June 6, 2024
    Hi Julie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Basement. We're happy we could meet your expectations! The Basement Team!

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  9. G11234

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to spend a date night. Lovely food!
    The BasementResponded on June 3, 2024
    Hi G11234, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us at The Basement! Have a fantastic day! Kind regards, The Basement Team!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took friends there for lunch, they’d never been before. Thought the food was excellent, generous portions, loads of GF options. Wine reasonably priced & staff were attentive but not overly so. Music was a bit loud for me (I’m partially deaf) so made conversation a bit difficult. Overall a very nice lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Thanks, we’ll be back.
    The BasementResponded on May 28, 2024
    Opentable Diner, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Basement! Thank you, and have a fantastic day! The Basement Team!

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FAQs

The Basement is rated 4.6 stars by 1219 OpenTable diners.

The Basement does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for The Basement

12a, 10a Broughton St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3RH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    York Place
  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    York Place Tram Stop, Edinburgh Bus Route 08. We are around a 10-minute walk from Waverley Train Station and are just around the corner from the Bus Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 557 0097
  • Private party facilities
    We have a separate area in the back which can hold up to 15 people.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations: 0131 557 0097
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