El Cartel opens third Edinburgh restaurant

THE Bon Vivant Group – the company behind The Bon Vivant, The Devil’s Advocate and Lady Libertine – has expanded its Mexican street food brand, El Cartel, with the opening of a third Edinburgh restaurant.

El Cartel Roxburgh, in the Old Town’s Roxburgh Court, is the largest El Cartel restaurant so far, with capacity for more than 100 covers as well as an outdoor seating area.

The new eatery joins the established El Cartel venues at Thistle Street and Teviot Place and is also the company’s latest joint venture with property developer and investor Chris Stewart Group, with which it has collaborated on The Devil’s Advocate and Lady Libertine.

“The opportunity to locate the building in Roxburgh came up and it was too good to miss out on,” said Bon Vivant director, Anthony Hester.

“Mexican street food is a huge trend that shows no signs of diminishing and the El Cartel concept has proven to be extremely popular with locals and tourists alike.

“We know the smaller venues have limited what we can offer, so we are delighted to be able to develop the El Cartel concept with more tables in a larger, light and airy space. It can also be adapted to accommodate groups as a reflection of the fact that we all now crave time with family and friends having spent so much time apart.”