Escobar

4.5
201 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.






Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 201 People Are Saying
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GrahamB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food and large portions, so big to have but takeaway containers given so you can take food home Will be back when up in Inverness again

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Bale
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere too. I would recommend a visit.

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GordonM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked a table in Escobar's Mexican Restaurant using Open table. The booking was easy to make and very accessible. Arrived at Escobar's to be greeted by very friendly staff who looked after our family group of 5 very well throughout the night. Service was excellent, food was superb and price was reasonable. Will certainly go to Escobar's again!!

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JoanneG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Excellent food. Would definitely recommend

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AlistairM
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food excellent, cocktails a bit mean and given it was in the middle of omicron madness, reasonable atmosphere. Recommended.

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KarenS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really tasty food. Mocktails great for teenagers. Went just as socialising being advised against so I’m sure much quieter than it would be a week before Christmas under normal circumstances. Only complaint was that we were a party of 5 and the only place they could accommodate us was on a picnic bench. Bit disappointing when we had booked in advance. Fine to start with but got quite uncomfortable by dessert. Otherwise very attentive service, very enjoyable. Can imagine it could get quite rowdy though.

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Marley
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My Girlfriend and I had a great night at Esco bar, the waitresses were really nice and funny, the food was delicious and the drinks were very tasty!

Definitely recommend for those looking to go on a date. Ask for a window seat, those looked really nice!

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vipDM55
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Ambience rated v low because there were only about four of us there on a Sunday evening. Could expect it to be pretty good once busy.

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Emma
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service started out excellent then we were ignored for the rest of the evening. Huge amounts of staff but no one trained to make eye contact. At one point all three tables trying to get attention, numerous staff walking past but not looking at customers, basic error. Everything else fine!

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HeatherR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very tasty and a great choice, service is always excellent, friendly welcoming and helpful staff.

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DannielleW
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time for dinner at escobar. The food was fantastic and the staff were lovely and very attentive

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VivianM
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My experience was good. I'm sure it would be a fun place to go as a group.

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HilaryM
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyable meal, took a bit long to arrive though. Staff lovely and friendly, food & drinks lovely, defo return

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CallumM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was lovely and food and cocktails were amazing!!

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LisaH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, helpful staff and the food was amazing !

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Highlandgfvegan
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
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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bear89
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very welcoming and they also made a fuss of our dogs too.
The service was fantastic and the food was delicious 😁 good value for money and very filling!

We will definitely be back....

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Beakay
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
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 on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wee place with great food and friendly staff.

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catrionac
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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

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md2k9
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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CaroG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 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
1 review
Dined on 7 November 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
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 November 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 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Thank you very much

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Becky
1 review
Dined on 5 November 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
1 review
Dined on 4 November 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 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeeR
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 30 October 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
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 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 26 October 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 25 October 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 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely cocktails and good service

JR
JaneR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 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 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RachelM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, excellent food. Staff were fantastic.

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SophieP
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Escobar is rated 4.5 stars by 201 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 bookings at the moment.