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Tapa

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4.8
466 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.

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Booked 15 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 09:30–20:00

  • Phone number

    0131 476 6776

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Francisco Martin Romano

  • Area

    Leith

  • Parking Details

    The restaurant benefits from generous on street car parking facilities and, out with office hours, a small off street car park directly opposite the front of the building.

  • Public Transit

    The Numbers 22 and 35 buses run along Leith Walk, onto Henderson Street. The bus stop outside of Sofis Bar on Henderson Street is a short walk- less than 2minutes- from Tapa.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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Menu

El Clasico Lunch

  • Pan Artisanal

    Fresh Bread Rolls, Baked in-house, served with our Fantastic Selection of Homemade Dips

    • per person£2.00

Classic Tapas

followed by our Platter of Classic Tapas

  • Albondigas

    Spanish Meatballs in a Homemade Tomato Salsa

    • Croquetas de Jamon

      Bechamel Croquettes Flecked with Spanish Ham

      • Calamares Fritos

        Lightly Floured, Fried Crispy Squid

        • Patatas Bravas

          Crisp Potatoes Topped with a Spicy Tomato Salsa

          • Ensalada Mixta

            Mixed Leaf Salad, Tossed with a Classic Sherry Vinegar Dressing

            • Berenjenas con Miel

              Aubergine Crisps, Drizzled with Honey. Our Best Selling Tapa!

              El Clasico Vegetariano

              Served Tuesday- Saturday, From 12pm-5pm

              • Pan Artisanal

                Fresh Bread Rolls, Baked in-house, served with our Fantastic Selection of Homemade Dips

                • per person£2.00

              Classic Tapas

              followed by our Platter of Classic Tapas

              • Potaje de Garbanzos

                Mediterranean Vegetable & Chick Pea Stew

                • Croquetas de Champinones

                  Bechamel Croquettes Filled with Mushroom

                  • Alcachofas

                    Artichokes, Tossed with Gherkin, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives. Drizzled with a Balsamic Reduction

                    • Patatas Bravas

                      Crisp Potatoes Topped with a Spicy Tomato Salsa

                      • Ensalada Mixta

                        Mixed Leaf Salad, Tossed with a Classic Sherry Vinegar Dressing

                        • Berenjenas con Miel

                          Aubergine Crisps, Drizzled with Honey. Our Best Selling Tapa!

                          Last updated: 10 May 2021

                          What 466 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.8
                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.8Food
                          • 4.8Service
                          • 4.6Ambience
                          • 4.6Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined today

                            overall3food4service4ambience2

                            Was very cold inside which took away from the experience. Told the waiter we were cold but they continued to hold the door open for long periods of time so we didn’t stay long

                          2. L

                            Libby

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fabulous staff and even better food. I could not recommend more highly. Even my fussy father enjoyed himself!

                          3. SA

                            StephanieA

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall3food1service2ambience4

                            raw prawns and over cooked asparagus. The bread was lovely though.

                          4. L

                            Laurad

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic meal as always, great service, friendly staff.

                          5. MK

                            MeteK

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing!!! The food and the service was superb! Highly recommended

                          6. B

                            Bigbird

                            Newcastle

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic meal! Everything was gorgeous including the margaritas!! Loved the guitar in the background a lovely touch. Thanks for a great night!

                          7. I

                            Isabella

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            The food was amazing. Our server was lovely. Would recommend to everyone to go to try the iberico

                          8. F

                            Fibonacci

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                            Good food and lovely atmosphere. The staff are happy to advise. I liked the wine being from a sustainable source.

                          9. CL

                            CatherineL

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The service was wonderful, fantastic food. We will definitely return, great for kids too 😀

                          10. c

                            catrionac

                            Edinburgh

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Great food, lovely location. Was quiet as was early lunch. Can imagine it would be buzzing later in the day. Soooo tasty!!!!!

                          11. HW

                            HayleyW

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 2 October 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent service and food as always! Wonderful staff, thanks for a great night

                          12. LW

                            LorraineW

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 2 October 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Really lovely food and the staff are so welcoming

                          13. E

                            Edward

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 1 October 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We loved our evening at Tapa. Great service, nice music from the live guitarist, delicious vegan menu and sangria.

                          14. T

                            Tricky

                            Devon

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 28 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food great atmosphere great staff. A little treasure in Leith.

                          15. JC

                            JosephChiu

                            London

                            71 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            71 reviews

                            Dined on 28 September 2021

                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                            Nice place, good for friends get together for chats and hangout

                          16. TM

                            TonyM

                            Yorkshire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 25 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely food and great service from start to finish

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 25 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best meals I’ve had in Edinburgh! Amazing service and every dish we ordered was outstanding. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

                          18. SG

                            SueG

                            Yorkshire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 24 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fab place - try to eat there every time we’re in Edinburgh.

                          19. SK

                            SmrKM

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 23 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food, excellent service-the best in Edinburgh so far. Perfect and lovely staff. Sangria was the best Sangria I have ever had ( I tried many in Barcellona). Such a lovely place.

                          20. MD

                            MartinD

                            Seattle

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on 21 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We returned after previous enjoyable visits and found that Tapa remiains a gret experience. Four of us ate well without over eating, while enjoying a variety of tapas. There was a buzz but the sound level was comfortable at all times, even for one of us with hearing difficulty. An all round great night out.

                          21. LC

                            LindaC

                            Newcastle

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 18 September 2021

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Birthday meal out with the family, I had visited the restaurant before and really enjoyed it, so decided to go back with my family. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the waiter was friendly and attentive. Look forward to my next visit to Tapa.

                          22. FL

                            FionaL

                            Inverness

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 18 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent meal and service! Would highly recommend and will return

                          23. H

                            bobH

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 18 September 2021

                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                            average food. no hot water in gentelmans toilets bearing in mind we are in a pandemic .

                          24. L

                            Lucinda

                            Edinburgh

                            5 reviews

                            4.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on 18 September 2021

                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                            Delicious food. Plenty of space and good Covid regulations in place. The waiting staff were great with our toddler.

                          25. D

                            Digby

                            Edinburgh

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on 17 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food, friendly service in a lovely restaurant.

                          26. I

                            Iguana

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 17 September 2021

                            overall3food4service5ambience5

                            The food was good. I had the squid and prawn croquettes (delicious) and the octupus (very tasty). My companion had the aubergine. The dishes are quite filling. Without a voucher I find it a bit pricey - so I would advise go if you have a voucher or if you are not price sensitive. Staff are fantastic!

                          27. LM

                            LornaM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 15 September 2021

                            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.

                          28. B

                            Babsd123

                            Angus

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 15 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          29. AH

                            AnHonestMan

                            Edinburgh

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 14 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          30. EJ

                            ElizabethJ

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 11 September 2021

                            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.

                          31. PL

                            PamelaL

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 11 September 2021

                            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.

                          32. DB

                            DavidB

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 11 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          33. M

                            Mazz

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 11 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          34. SC

                            StephC

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 11 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          35. NA

                            NicolaA

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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.

                          36. BB

                            BeeBee

                            Edinburgh

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on 10 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          37. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 10 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Highly recommended for all around great dining experience!

                          38. KK

                            KatarinaK

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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

                          39. A

                            Al4cats

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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.

                          40. DM

                            DavidMac

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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.

                          FAQs

                          Tapa is rated 4.8 stars by 466 OpenTable diners

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                          Booked 15 times today
                          Google Map for Tapa

                          19 Shore Place Edinburgh, EH6 6SW

                          • Area

                            Leith

                          • Hours of Operation

                            Tue–Sat 09:30–20:00

                          • Cuisines

                            Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress Code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Parking Details

                            The restaurant benefits from generous on street car parking facilities and, out with office hours, a small off street car park directly opposite the front of the building.

                          • Public Transit

                            The Numbers 22 and 35 buses run along Leith Walk, onto Henderson Street. The bus stop outside of Sofis Bar on Henderson Street is a short walk- less than 2minutes- from Tapa.

                          • Payment Options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive Chef

                            Francisco Martin Romano

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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