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Escobar, Inverness, Inverness

Escobar

4.5
4.5
282 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.






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2 people

19:30


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 13:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01463 219884

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Special Occasions

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Food

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness

    Lunch

  • Inverness

    Special Occasions

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. PK

    PatrickK

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  2. CM

    CourtneyM

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 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.
  3. CW

    ClareW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 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
  4. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

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

    Whassigo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

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

    NereaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my birthday, we have never been ro a Mexican before, the restaurant ambiance was great, the music, the food was amazing, according to my partner, the best chicken burger he's ever had, good portions for the price and lovely staff. We will be coming back soon.
  7. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great food, lots to choose from. Drinks menu great too. Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
  8. DM

    DoreenM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the food. Staff are attentive and polite.
  9. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food, very fast service even when it got busy. Very friendly staff.
  10. NS

    NSnyder

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience overall. Booked a table but they were very helpful and seated us early. Service was spot on. Food was delicious
  11. LB

    LisaB

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and generous portions. Fast, friendly service
  12. KP

    KarenP

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from Paul the waiter and the food was excellent
  13. LE

    LindaE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The Mexican food we sampled at Escobar was not great. Salsa was more sweet than spicy, only flour tortillas were available and the 3 tortillas provided were not enough for the fajitas ordered. The overpriced margarita was mostly ice, and not full. Our server was new and did not know the menu. The menu stated that the fajitas came with beans, however, none were served. When we inquired of the server he spoke to a manager to ask and came back to tell us that they were NOT included, albeit listed on the menu. We had to ask three times for water to be brought to the table, so our service was quite poor in spite of the reservation which indicated that we were celebrating a Birthday which was not acknowledged by the restaurant, even though a special message was sent in advance of the meal. We would not recommend this restaurant and have, in fact, shared our bad experience with other tourists who asked.
  14. JW

    JerryW

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant evening, staff extremely friendly with a warm welcome and excellent food, thanks 😊
  15. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Lovely staff too. Only thing is the cocktails could’ve been better. Really great experience though.
  16. SC

    SamanthaC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent choice and value for money. Will definitely be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The place was lovely and the service was fantastic but the food wasn’t great especially for the price of it.
  18. JW

    JerryW

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my first visit to Escobar and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and it was refreshing to see many vegetarian choices. Will be back soon, thank you.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Had booked a table to go out for what I thought would be dinner at 9:30. We arrived on time and were told at the door that the table would be drinks only because they don’t serve food after 9:30. There was no mention of the kitchen closing and no food after 9:30 when I booked the table so I had assumed we would be able to order food. The next day I emailed to ask when last orders had to be placed on Saturday and the reply I got said last orders had to be placed at 9:30, if I had been told this at the door I could have ordered on the spot but I was told we couldn’t get food because the kitchen was closed, despite servers still taking food out. The staff was nice and friendly and the round of drinks we had were good but poor advertising when booking as to whether your table will be for food or just for drinks.
  21. JG

    JGB1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were slightly disappointed. Had expected more authentic Mexican food and in reality it was the usual fast food offering of nachos, wraps and burgers. Food was fine, but nothing special.
  22. TD

    TamsinD

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend!! Will definitely be back here. Food was amazing and well priced, the food came out really quickly. Definitely a hidden gem
  23. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was excellent and service was impeccable. Definitely be going back.
  24. L

    Lindsayr

    Inverness

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal with great atmosphere and delicious cocktails, was surprised at the overall price too, really good value for money. Will definitely be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktail menu. Fab environment and ambience. Highly recommended.
  26. SN

    StuartN

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Does what it says on the tin. Tex Med scoff and tequila based cocktails.
  27. D

    Dudafu

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Really simple food made badly. Booked table for six days in advance for a birthday. The waiting staff didn’t seem to have a handle on things at all .. our table wasn’t set . A handful of cutlery placed in middle of table before starters .. Had to ask for more cutlery for main course. The fajitas were very poor, dry and chewy meat . Salsa that wasn’t salsa . Chicken burrito (sent back) with no chicken at all . Burger was dry with no sauce . Requested mayonnaise which did not come till after meal and second time asking . Wasn’t impressed at all . Never one to bother leaving a review but on this occasion….. We had several cocktails and a good time but the food and service were not up to scratch.. not a single gram of chance I’d go back . Real shame as it could be really good with a bit of a polish all round . Atmosphere was fine .. decor got away with it . 3 out of 10
  28. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a table for 4 by the time we got there we weren’t to hungry so we just had some tacos and a couple margaritas and it was really tasty and the customer service was spot on. Would definitely recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cocktails and the food was amazing, will deffo be going back
  30. DM

    DaveM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers could not do any more to ensure we enjoyed our meal and drinks. Food was delicious and served quickly after we ordered. Never had a bad experience at Escobar.
  31. TS

    ThistleSniffing

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great service. Always a good choice in Inverness
  32. SM

    ScottM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    If you are after a great Mexican meal then Escobar is right up there. We enjoyed the chicken/steak combo fajitas and the spicy chicken burrito, both were superb, just the perfect balance between taste and spice and piping hot. We followed that with a few of their speciality cocktails. Overall a great meal, recommended and we will be back.
  33. GM

    GaryM

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Staff are pleasant and thoroughly incompetent. There wasn't much about this dining experience they didn't manage to screw up including cold food and drinks taking 55 minutes to arrive (about 20 minutes after the cold food turned up). Fair play to them, they didn't charge us for the meal but the evening was spoiled.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As a Texan, felt right at home. Was very impressed by the quality way up here in the highlands. Fantastic margaritas, almost too many to choose from!
  35. P

    Petro

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic fresh Mexican food, great friendly service and a good atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  36. GM

    GordonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good service and brilliant choice of drinks. Will definatly be going back.
  37. KQ

    KaitlianQ

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff attentive, food was so good! Ended up in academy street which was nice and peaceful!
  38. AC

    AlanC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food with very good service. Workers were friendly and inviting anf were willing to accomodate any request. Would come back again
  39. m

    michaelm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quickly becoming a regular at Escobar! Great night as always, though there did seem to be a slight confusion on our tables server though, we got asked everything twice, but this isn’t a bad thing!
  40. J

    Jan1989

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating when taxi didn’t arrive to change time Waitress fantastic when found out it was my daughters hen got sombreros for all of us to wear (sorry can remember your name slim dark hair very beautiful winged eyeliner) Food was great service to match Would definitely recommend

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

FAQs

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

Escobar is rated 4.5 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Escobar

10 Queensgate Inverness, Inverness IV1 1DA

Additional information

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 13:00–22:30

  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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