El Toro Loco, the newest restaurant in the Greater Grassmarket to offer gourmet Mexican street food, officially opens on Wednesday 16 September 2015 with a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day.

To mark its official opening, El Toro Loco’s launch night will feature an interactive Margarita masterclass when guests will be shown how to make various fruit-flavoured Margarita cocktails. Tickets for the event are free, and include a mini burrito on the night, drink on arrival, and food voucher to use next time they visit the restaurant.

El Toro Loco, which means ‘crazy bull’, aims to offer its customers a unique dining experience with its fun, laid-back atmosphere, quirky ‘create your own’ menu consisting of burritos, tacos and quesadillas, and music that can be controlled by customers. El Toro Loco’s authentic Mexican décor includes traditional Mexican bull skulls, resin beaded human skulls, 36,000 Mexican coins (and one five pence coin!) which cover the floor, and a handmade beeswax yarn containing a story about the Huichol people in Spanish, and translated into English. Prices range from £4.50 – £6 for a main course and all food is made fresh each day, with chefs starting work at 6am.

IMAG1363Paul Duncan, owner of El Toro Loco, said: “We are really excited about our official opening and can’t wait to celebrate with local customers on Mexico’s Independence Day.

“We are bringing a celebration of all things Mexican to the Greater Grassmarket and encouraging customers to get involved, whether it’s by taking part in our Margarita masterclass, or sampling the delicious food on offer.

“We wanted to bring a fun Mexican dining experience to Edinburgh, whilst offering the highest quality dishes, made from fresh, locally sourced produce at affordable prices.”

El Toro Loco’s launch event takes place on Wednesday 16th September from 7pm – 9pm.

Tickets are free based on first come, first served and are available here

Submitted by Stacey Dent