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El Tajin

41 Market Street, Montrose DD10 8NB, Scotland
+44 1674 678467
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 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 weeks ago

Lovely variety of flavours. Everything was so fresh, well presented and just so tasty. Felt it was a very authentic experience in a comfortable, colourful setting. We went with our 12 year old, and he loved it too. I laughed when I read a review...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We so enjoyed our Día de la Independencia dinner that we don't want to brush our teeth! Startlingly good marinaded sea bream, melt in the mouth lamb, exciting and interesting starters and the best margaritas this side of the Atlantic. Pescetarians and vegetarians catered for,...More

2  Thank bao b
ElTajinMontrose1, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Dear Bao B, muchas gracias for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and are touch by your kind comments. We hope you can visit us again soon. With very best wishes, El Tajin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were impressed by the authenticity of the food...real mexican fare and very tasty. Service was good..Will definitely be back another time...thanks

Thank catben1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu isn't extensive but it is interesting. However the interesting food (to me) "goat sold out last night" and "it is no longer goose season", "scallops are off the menu" meant I had to make alternative choices. The substitutions didn't include any meat, poultry...More

Thank lowinnie
MARTHA D, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lowinnie, Sorry for it being a disappointment. Unfortunately the local goose season is in fact over and we regrettably can no longer provide it and our goat was a major hit the day before for our 1 year anniversary which caused us to have...More

Reviewed June 9, 2018

Excellent venue Mexican themed restaurant great selection of food, wines and general drinks. Friendly staff who guide you around the menu. Very accommodating lovely evening

Thank memps5
ElTajinMontrose1, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

It was a pleasure that you all pick our restaurant to celebrate such an important event, hope to see you all again! Gracias!

Reviewed May 1, 2018

I love Mexican food, I grow most of the ingredients myself, smoke chillies to make chipotle sauce and make sauces and moles from scratch so I think I can comment on Mexican food. This restaurant is probably the best Mexican restaurant I have been to...More

Thank Midge2005
MARTHA D, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you so much Midge for pop in, it was a pleasure to have you and to find out your knowledge regarding the chillies, food and beer, hence why your comments make us feel to keep fighting harder to put El Tajin on a higher...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

Really tasty food and the restaurant has a lovely feel of a family business. Upon our visit there, they had a mariachi band playing which was a nice touch. I can recommend to anyone who wants to try Mexican food and not be let down...More

ElTajinMontrose1, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you Tero, very much appreciated, hope to see you back!

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

4 of us visited El Tajin on Friday night for a catch up and very quickly the food became the focal point of our chats. The small tasting plates and great selection of traditional Mexican food was unlike anything I’ve eaten before. We also had...More

Thank Shagues
ElTajinMontrose, Manager at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you so much Shagues for you kind comments, it real means a lot to us!

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

On a misty dreich night 4 of us booked in to El Tajin for a taste of Mexico and we were not disappointed! A hidden gem on Market St we went down the stone stairs into the cosy welcoming restaurant and were greeted by a...More

Thank Shelley H
MARTHA D, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hola Shelley H. Gracias for you kind comments! We are glad to hear you had a great time and we look forward to welcome you back! Till next time, El Tajin.

Reviewed April 13, 2018

I had heard from others that this little restaurant was very good and specialised in authentic Mexican food so I was very much looking forward to having a meal there. Maybe it was because we were there mid-week and it was a different chef from...More

Thank Bigmo44jon
MARTHA D, Owner at El Tajin, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hello Bigmo44jon We are sorry to hear that you evening was not to your expectations. As we mentioned on various occasions we are a family run restaurant and thus the chef is always the same. It's a shame you didn't enjoy our bacalao a la...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$59
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 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
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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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