Tapa

4.8
443 reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
Tapa offers the tastes and flavours of Spanish cuisine to diners in the Leith area of Edinburgh. It is set up in a former warehouse on the cobbled street of 19 Shore Place, just moments from the Water of Leith and 15-20 minutes from the city centre by car, bus or taxi. The tastefully decorated interior brings back memories of Iberia, creating a warm and sociable atmosphere that accentuates the pleasure of eating at Tapa.

The restaurant’s menu consists of innovative and more varied Spanish Plates. Combining the best of what Scotland and Spain has to offer. Our drinks menu boasts a collection of premium wine and beer perfect for pairing with appetising lunch and dinner options – here, too, the vineyards of Spain dominate.

**PLEASE NOTE: Discount Vouchers or Gift Vouchers are not valid to be used on bookings booked directly from the OpenTable website. Please phone us directly on (0131) 4766776 to make any booking with a voucher.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 443 People Are Saying
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LornaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tapa Leith is a warm inviting place, even with Covid masks etc! My husband needed persuading as he wasn`t too sure about the menu, but he was the most enthusiastic of us all. There are so many wonderful menu items to try, loved the aubergine crisps, the chicken skewers are amazing, their pork dishes are to die for! It is pricey but the quality is so good you rally don`t mind. If you fancy a real treat book Tapa you will love it.

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Babsd123
Angus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good & service was excellent. Every dish we had was outstanding. Highly recommended

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AnHonestMan
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa never let's you down. A taste of real Spain, albeit without the weather.

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ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal! The staff were friendly, service was quick, food was good and there was a man playing Spanish guitar which was fantastic and really made the evening a lovely experience. Would definitely recommend.

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PamelaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service from very friendly staff. Got a very warm welcome from both the owners. The food was excellent, very tasty and value for money. The ambiance was perfect, with a guitarist strumming out some very enjoyable and well known songs. I would definitely recommend Tapa to anyone who is looking for an authentic Spanish experience. Well done lads and thank you for another memorable night. We will be back soon.

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DavidB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good tapas. Olives and olive oil were highlights. Service friendly.

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Mazz
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tapas in Edinburgh! Great food and attentive staff, set in a lovely restaurant

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StephC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this meal! Lovely staff in a good atmosphere, delicious dishes.

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NicolaA
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in to the venue, we were treated very well by friendly staff. The food was delicious and well presented. The ambience was perfect. Really cannot fault anything.

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BeeBee
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food. It was great having the guitarist back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for all around great dining experience!

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KatarinaK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible experience, the freshest seafood ever, great selection of meats, great service, definitely will be back

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Al4cats
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed eating at Tapa after too long an absence. Food excellent, great service and ambiance.

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DavidMac
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a superb atmosphere.
Staff were perfect, there when required but not hovering. An absolutely exceptional experience, this was the third time in a two month window and every trip has been top drawer.

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ivan
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and there was a good selection for both myself and my wife.

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GeorginaT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your near here I’d suggest going it was brilliant value the restaurant is lovely inside you can get dressed up or go casual dress and not feel out of place. Waiter was lovely mixed a special drink for me not on the menu, food is far too cheap and if I lived here this would be my local. Food looks stunning on the plate and is ALL fresh

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SophieM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and good selection of delicious food. The staff were very welcoming and the waitress that served us was amazing, she was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the dishes and drinks. To be honest she made our night. Will definitely be back!

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious lunch to Celia birthday. Couldn’t fault it!

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SimonS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine in a central location in Leith.

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AlisonG
Northampton
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent evening at Tapas. Great food & lovely staff

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Josie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to return to Tapa after lockdown. The food was as delicious as ever - old favourites on the menu along with fantastic new dishes. The service was great - attentive and friendly and making us feel welcome and relaxed. We love this place!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa is a lovely place to go for food. The food is amazing and the service is great. Will definitley be back again.

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KirstyMc
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very covid compliant, the food was all delicious. Interesting wine list and friendly, helpful staff - thank you for a lovely evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, delicious food, good service & relaxing atmosphere

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ElaineMac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service and such a lovely setting

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas and very authentic and the best I have eaten outside Spain.

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BrianT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Not good value for money. Nice food but small portions. Would probably not return.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food extremely helpful staff would definitely recommend and hopefully can come back soon

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LorraineD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. The staff are very attentive and the food is always excellent. I particularly enjoyed the sea bass dish.

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AmyM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas and very friendly staff! We were lucky enough to go to Seville for our honeymoon 17 years ago, Tapa was up there with the best we've ever had 😊

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Trebor
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service at Tapa… Will return definitely!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back and reacquaint ourselves with the team at Tapa - despite all the challenges of the last 18 months they still serve fantastic food and deliver great service. Long may it continue!

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GrahamRskinner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Tapa, the food is great and the price is fair. This was no different and was superb again.

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AnnaS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drink, great service and lovely ambiance

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Dessy
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food , top nosh and notch. Really liked everything

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DonW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall another very enjoyable meal in very nice surroundings. I liked the way we were guided by the staff and the descriptions of the various dishes. We will be back again for sure.

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MrsGrumpy
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and good humoured welcome. Food was delicious and very generous portions. Lovely space outside and in. Highly recommended for food, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Great food, drink, service and venue. Highly recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Super tasty food, excellent service, special!

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tapas I’ve eaten. Amazing service, the food was presented brilliantly and very tasty. The Sangria was also excellent.

FAQs

Tapa is rated 4.8 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.