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855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 5030 4228
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Highland Village, Texas
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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! This is as close to being in Mexico as you are going to get in Shanghai. Queso Fundido, enchilada's, fish tacos, & flautas all great.

Thank JohnJovi1
Detroit, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I was thrilled to find a Mexican place in China at all. However, I was not prepared for just how amazingly delicious this place was. It rivals the best Mexican restaurants that are actually in Mexico. Great atmosphere for a date night or hanging out with friends. Seemed to have bands and special events every week. Staff was outstanding and... More 

Thank jeremyswarts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We are hard core salsa dancers and found that aspect just good.  The floor is pretty small, the music excessively loud (and we dance in bars all the time) and the Thursday live band was decent with Bachata, Salsa and Merengue.  During breaks, they also played DJ'd reggaton. They have a lively Salsa scene on Thursday nights as mentioned in... More 

Thank Sean D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Good Mexican food, but the stray cats running around here are gross!!! They are all over :( This is the best restaurant in Jinqiao, I wish they would keep away the gross cats!

Thank Maureen S
Shanghai Region, China
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Considering there isn't that many decent Mexican food restaurants around, Pistolera hits the spot when it comes to good food. Nice outdoor seating and restaurant vibe. The enchiladas are delicious! My kids love the chicken quesadillas. Chips & Salsa + Sol beer!

Thank Alekz74
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Many ex pats hang out here weekly. Very good Mexican food considering we're living in shanghai china. Fun vibe, usually busy place, and when it's nice outside the patio is awesome!

Thank Kristi K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a decent Mexican place in china. By China standards it's pretty good by American standards it's ok. I usually eat the tacos.

Thank laurhf13
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Being from Southern Cal my standard for Mexican food is very high. That said it was pretty good. Tacos were legit. Salsa, good. Margaritas we're great. The beans were horrible. Whoever made them had no idea what they were doing. A solid effort overall though.

Thank jamesmatthewr
Shanghai, China
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was our first time to Pistolera. The nachos were tasty and a half serving was perfect for two people. We also enjoyed a chimichanga. There are many other items on the menu and we hope to enjoy more in the future. The only complaints that we had: there were way too many jalapenos on the nachos and the rice... More 

Thank SoyEspo2
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went over the weekend for a dinner. The ambiance was very lively and they have a nice outdoor seating.My family mostly likes vegetarian food , and the staff was very accommodating. We had burrito, mushroom and spinach quesadilla , fajita and shrimp taco. You can choose three different tacos . They got the chicken in the side for the... More 

Thank Povmy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 Biyun Lu Jin Qiao, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jinqiao
  • Neighbourhood: Jinqiao
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5030 4228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?