Illegal Jack's South West Grill

Illegal Jack's South West Grill

(Now Closed)
Burrito Place and Mexican Restaurant · Tollcross
113-117 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9AN, United Kingdom
£ £ £ £
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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A contemporary tex-mex hangout. Award-winning food, lovely staff, great music. And free wi-fi! Come on in :) - Jack

  • What you need to know
    "Haggis Burritos are fantastic."(3 Tips)
    "twitter @illegaljacks"(2 Tips)
    Marc R.
    "Get the chilli bowl."(2 Tips)
    Shell B.
    "The Best Chilli in town (my fave) and awesome burritos."(2 Tips)
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  • burritos
  • illegaljacks
  • chili
  • chilli bowl
  • chilli in town
  • carnitas
  • nachos
  • lunch specials
  • gluten-free food
  • vegetarian food
  • tacos
  • good for groups
  • great value
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • free Wifi
  • fajitas
  • beer
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • beef
  • Garry S.

    Steak Burrito all the way, this place is brilliant, can't believe I've never been there before. Well prepared delicious food, mouthwatering as I type can't wait to go back!

    Garry Scott · October 10, 2014
  • Gus M.

    Excellent burritos with a great choice of fillings. The hot salsa is exactly that, so there's no need to use one of the well-selected hot sauces on offer. Great beers available as well.

    Gus Munro · August 14, 2014
  • Linus H.

    Tasty fajitas, but really large portions in my opinion. Which is quite nice, because you get a lot of value for your money.

    Linus He · August 13, 2014
  • SS

    Have yet to have a good burrito from here. Disappointed after three visits. Beans, meat and sauce all taste the same. Some variety and texture would be a welcome change. Maybe next time.

    SS · July 8, 2014
  • Shatha

    Chicken quesadillas are so good :)

    Shatha · June 22, 2014
  • Matt A.

    I swear it will be my last time going there because of that east European irrespective waitress on the tell. the way she's asking on what to add on the top of my order was too rude.

    Matt Aljawharji · April 10, 2014
  • Scott S.

    Huge burrito's here! Also tried the Chilli which was amazing and super spicy.

    Scott Stephens · February 24, 2014
  • Leanne J.

    Excellent vegetarian and gluten free options. Highly recommend the veggie chilli nachos.

    Leanne J · October 31, 2013
  • Nathan B.

    Best chilli in town

    Nathan B · October 3, 2013
  • Jonny M.

    Grab a chilli bowl, but instead of just rice as the base, get them to throw in some pinto beans too! Seriously good. And the chilli really is top notch.

    Jonny Mowlem · August 26, 2013
  • Russell C.

    wi-fi network: Illegal Jack's wi-fi password: jackswireless - via

    Russell Cox · August 24, 2013
  • Marc R.

    Get the chilli bowl. It's prepared with BrewDog beer. Genius!

    Marc Roberts · August 7, 2013
  • Sandro D.

    Veg Chilli burrito doused in Louisiana hot sauce! Hell yeah!

    Sandro Del Greco · July 24, 2013
  • Bethany A.

    If I could live here, I would! Ma faaaavourite place to nom. Do gluten free stuff and plenty of veggie options! :D

    Bethany Andrew · May 30, 2013
  • todd v.

    Come hungry. No little portions here

    todd various · May 15, 2013
  • Jen

    The nommiest grub I ever did chomp on.

    Jen · April 19, 2013
  • Chocolate D.

    Haggis ! In a burrito! HAGGIS ! BURRITO! Peter Kay's head would explode in confusion / I loved it.

    Chocolate Dandy · March 27, 2013
  • David

    If you've been to Mad Mex in Australia you know the deal. Otherwise be prepared for filling mexican food, finger licking and great service. Their sour cream is a perfect mix of smooth and creamy.

    David · February 14, 2013
  • Ingrid

    Steak burrito is the only way to go. Hot salsa!

    Ingrid · January 29, 2013
  • Andrew L.

    Great fast Mexican food + they serve BrewDog beers. Winner.

    Andrew Leckie · January 2, 2013
  • Howard E.

    Inexplicably good reviews... Bland, average Tex-Mex style food, unimpressive. Much better food at Los Cardos on Leith Walk, but not the same sit-in options.

    Howard Elwyn-Jones · November 17, 2012
  • Stuart M.

    Superb food, try the hot salsa, it packs a kick.

    Stuart Milne · November 16, 2012
  • Scott I.

    Food is incredible and the service is top notch. Definitely worth a visit if your like tex-mex food.

    Scott Inglis · August 1, 2012
  • Paris B.

    Extremely good Mexican, considering you're in Edinburgh.

    Paris Buttfield-Addison · July 28, 2012
  • Jody

    Haggis Burritos are fantastic. They also do a great lunch deal for a fiver. Better value than the full size!

    Jody · July 19, 2012
  • Alex K.

    Unbelievabley large portion! Like 2kg of food!! Sharing recommended, very tasty too

    Alex Kennedy · July 12, 2012
  • Christopher P.

    The food's quite pricey, but filling and tasty!

    Christopher Pitbladdo · June 27, 2012
  • Daphne H.

    Go for the lunch special: regular burrito and a drink for around £5-5.50. Be brave and try a haggis burrito! You won't regret it.

    Daphne H. · May 7, 2012
  • Emma W.

    Try the lunch deal! Just the right size for a lunch time treat!

    Emma Watt · May 2, 2012
  • Peter W.

    Not as good as it thinks it is

    Peter Watycha · April 26, 2012
  • Kim H.

    Ridic good food! So yummy.

    Kim Hutton · April 23, 2012
  • Emma W.

    Try a Carnita ..... Delicious in every way!

    Emma Watt · April 13, 2012
  • Jemima T.

    Surprisingly good and I love that you can add your own chilli sauce. Best go with close friends though as it can get messy...

    Jemima Tio · March 13, 2012
  • Ryan S.

    Great food, but pricy

    Ryan Stenhouse · February 25, 2012
  • Sarah C.

    ask for burrito without the tortilla, you get more filling!

    Sarah Cooper · February 11, 2012
  • Bruno P.

    extra 50p for infinite refills is worth the service!

    Bruno Panara · January 27, 2012
  • Douglas S.

    Under 12's in your party? They eat for half the price!!

    Douglas Shirlaw · September 24, 2011
  • Alex

    Ian the mayor loves it if you hug him unexpectedly. Especially if he doesnt know you. Also the food is superb.

    Alex · September 10, 2011
  • Gerry M.

    For numbers of 4 or more it's well worth booking a booth or table via Twiiter. @illegaljacks often goes the extra mile and prints an appropriate personalised table reservation.

    Gerry Mulvenna · September 6, 2011
  • Simon L.

    Great place for a relaxed bite to eat, its hands dirty time! Best mexican in Edinburgh.

    Simon Lant · August 28, 2011
  • Kelly Y.

    Visited on the 18th. Ripped me off! £6.75 for a beef salad...but less than a table spoon of beef!

    Kelly Yuen · August 20, 2011
  • Kelly Y.

    Just tried something new! The beef salad bowl, it didn't feel like I was eating salad! Filling and yummy! Getting it again!

    Kelly Yuen · August 1, 2011
  • Rod H.

    Honestly wasn't that impressed, nice layout and friendly/fast service but the food was nothing special.

    Rod H · July 19, 2011
  • Kelly Y.

    One of my favourite places to eat! Usually quick! And very filling. Faves are chicken burritos and carnitas burritos!

    Kelly Yuen · July 17, 2011
  • Andy T.

    Come as part of a group and get free nachos brought to your table!

    Andy Thornton · June 29, 2011
  • Martin B.

    The burritos are more filling than they look Read more

    Martin Burns · June 27, 2011
  • Ian D.

    The carnitas tacos are my new lunch favourite. No rice with black beans & hot salsa. Pure win.

    Ian Daniels · June 16, 2011
  • Andrew G.

    Always check to see if they have Carnitas. If they do, pounce and order as much as you can.

    Andrew Girdwood · June 10, 2011
  • Wendy R.

    Ask if there are any specials, they test new tasty things all the time :)

    Wendy Rees · June 2, 2011
  • Laura M.

    Take a big appetite - these are delicious! Read more

    Laura McGregor · May 20, 2011

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