A family-run, city centre Mexican restaurant in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town has been put up for sale for offers around £1,250,000 as the owners are retiring.

Viva Mexico on Cockburn Street near Waverley Station attracts tourists and locals. The owners, Julio and Judith Gonzalez, said: ”After 35 happy and rewarding years running our restaurant we have decided it is time to retire.

“It has been a joy and a challenge and we will never forget all the people, family, staff, customers and friends who have been with us on the journey.”

Stuart Drysdale, a director at Christie & Co’s Edinburgh Office who is handling the sale, said: “Viva Mexico presents a rare opportunity to secure property on Cockburn Street, a short distance from the Royal Mile

“The existing theme could be retained however there is scope to change the style and theme of the restaurant.”