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El Tajin

41 Market Street, Montrose DD10 8NB, Scotland
+44 1674 678467
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“cactus salad” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Market Street, Montrose DD10 8NB, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fabulous local gem!
"Overall a very enjoyable meal with the goat tacos as a real highlight"
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2. Absolutely Incredible
" the guacamole and refried beans which were out of this world"
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3. Locally sourced and delicious!
"Warm and friendly service from a warm and friendly family"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cannot fault the food made and served here, truly an experience! Authentic, delicious and slightly on the spicy side but hey.. it's Mexican! The only downside is the owner's husband, he is slightly.. ok.. very rude and after a family funeral, we booked in for...More

Thank Lori O
ElTajinMontrose, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Lori O, Thank you for your kind comments regarding the food, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. Our recollection of facts from the succeeding 7 weeks ago is different. The table was booked 30 minutes before arrival on the basis that the...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous family run restaurant offering fresh authentic food using seasonal local produce. Food all cooked to order. The welcome and service is outstanding and I can't recommend El Tajin enough. We were there with friends for my birthday and had an amazing time. We shared...More

Thank allyj22
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the real deal. Not even in London will you find a restaurant that will serve proper authentic Mexican food. This is as close to Mexico as you'll get! Everything from starters to mains to the chocolate tortilla is DELICIOUS. The dishes represent different...More

Thank ClaraHen18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant on a walk around Montrose on the back streets just out of luck while on holiday and thought we would try it on one of our days. The food was brilliant from starters to mains, one of the best Mexican...More

2  Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous little find offering authentic food. Tacos were lovely with unusual fillings. Good Menu offering a variety of choices, some a little different- hadn't had a sweet chocolate tortilla before!Don't be put off by the unassuming exterior.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic proper Mexican food. Great welcome, guac, tortillas and refried beans, great margarita, delicious scallop tostadas, goat barbacoa (local goat). Only regret is that I couldn’t eat twice as much. Mexican Malbec pretty special too. This is not the usual UK chilli and beans, this...More

Thank shipdocLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let this place fool you. It may look small but this leads to some of the best food and service you can get in town. Always made to feel very welcome as soon as you walk in. The food is brilliant and there is...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a hidden gem, serving the best Mexican food I have ever had! Between the two of us we shared tosdadas to start, one was pulled pork which was delicious and the other was arbroath smokie....it was out of this world! For our...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Family run restaurant with something for everyone (they do meat, fish & vegetarian dishes). freshly cooked authentic Mexican food, delicious! Great beer, wine & soft drinks list also. Service can sometimes be slow but the staff are all friendly & never rush diners, nor are...More

Thank Roving588670
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Three of us went for a midweek meal and were very happy to have found this place. All the food had a real sense of freshness as if what we were eating was healthy as well as tasty. The waitress was very helpful and happy...More

Thank LawrenceKirk
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September 9, 2018|
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Response from B5500CNann | Reviewed this property |
They cook to order and I'm sure they'd be very accommodating of any adaptations your kids might need. Many of the dishes are tapas size, so you could always order less to suit kids.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$59
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Market Street, Montrose DD10 8NB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1674 678467
  • E-mail
Welcome to El Tajin, we are a family run restaurant that prides itself in bringing authentic traditional Mexican flavours to Scotland. At El Tajin you will find a diverse offering of artisanal dishes made with the upmost care and passion as we strive to provide you with high quality locally sourced produce and ingredients imported from Mexico. Provecho!! Authentic Taste of Mexico for something a bit different. Enjoy a delicious and authentic mexican meal at this family run restaurant in Montrose. From 17 January, El Tajin will have a new menu featuring Arbroath Smokies and other local produce with a Mexican twist as well as Arbikie vodka and Gin Bothy Mexican cocktails!
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