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Tapa, Edinburgh,
Tapa, Edinburgh,
Tapa, Edinburgh,
Tapa, Edinburgh,
Tapa, Edinburgh,

Tapa

4.8
4.8
1319 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    0131 476 6776
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Francisco Martin Romano
  • Private party facilities
    We're happy to cater for your private events, and can provide space for weddings, funerals, business meetings and lucheons. E-Mail us on tapa@tapaedinburgh.co.uk with your requirements.
  • Private party contact
    Daniel Shearon: 0131 476 6776
  • 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 on Henderson Street coming from the City is a short walk- less than 2minutes- from Tapa.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Edinburgh

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh

    Neighbourhood gem

1,319 Reviews
  1. Avril

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent lunchtime menu. Dishes always flavoursome and well presented.

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  2. AnnaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good quality annd interesting dishes with a great range of drinks. Located in a historic building; it has great atmosphere with friendly service. Well worth seeking out & the tram now makes it really easy to get to Leith.

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  3. JaneG

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite restaurants - great value, brilliant food, friendly staff. We always enjoy going.

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  4. Cazo

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best tapas in Edinburgh. Food was delicious, served quickly by really friendly staff. Would definitely recommend

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  5. St24

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Remains a firm favourite, everything always exemplary.

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  6. JaneT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming, friendly staff. The food was delicious, amazing flavours. We will definitely return.

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  7. KevinL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No complaints, great food, great service, friendly helpful staff. Definitely be back

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  8. Acal07

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious and great value , definitely recommend

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  9. MaureenS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxed atmosphere, lovely staff and such a great choice of tapas

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  10. PeterM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thursday club was fabulous value, food was great and the service was fantastic too

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  11. FinFin

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal again with friends at Tapa. Food was fresh and quickly brought to the table after ordering. Only disappointment was the mushroom croquettes being removed from menu. Bring them back, they were my favourite!! Will be back again!

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  12. FedorR

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Lovely evening. We’ll be back. Thanks

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  13. WilliamH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Thursday Club is a lovely tapa’s night out. Unfortunately there was no guitarist ( performed for Valentine’s night ). However a very good night out with very good quality tapas. Will be back in March.

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  14. Noddie11

    Devon

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a really nice lunch here in a miserable wet day. The server was lovely, polite and solicitous. Good menu with plenty of choices. Prawn pancakes were delicious and small sweet Padron peppers. Comfortable seating.

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  15. RonaT

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal with lots of variety. Maybe too much food, very generous portions.

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  16. Lolly

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always excellent food and superb service . The experienced team at Tapa put a lot of thought in to making it a very relaxed and enjoyable evening. Serving us a wonderful selection of dishes and lovely finishing touches with a sharing sorbet and mini box of chocolates which were all yummy 🤤

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  17. Gubb

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our family meal - food and service were both excellent, the only critique really is that the room was a little noisy due to a birthday party going on at a nearby table - but I would definitely visit again.

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  18. CampbellG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, well presented, lovely friendly staff and good atmosphere in restaurant easy to get to in the tram for those at the other end of Edinburgh Leith is certainly the place to be nowadays! Thank you Tapa! Louise Gillan

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  19. Sarra

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food as always, never fails! Amazing service and lovely atmosphere!!

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  20. PatriciaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch, great staff. Will definitely be back.

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  21. FionaD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tapa is an excellent Spanish restaurant with a good selection on the menu. The food and the service were great and I'll be returning soon.

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  22. HelenT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, could have been warmer maybe if the plates were warmed it might of stayed hotter. Very tough bit in the pigs cheek, the sauce on the chicken thighs just wasn’t my cup of tea. The dishes that shone were the baby squid, the rolled pork and the black pudding dish, desserts weren’t great but the service was 1sh class

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  23. CAIEdinburgh

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was really friendly and efficient, food was delicious.

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  24. SriramG

    Hungary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional restaurant - food, wine and service all top notch!

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  25. GrahamR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Good deals as well. Great vegan options. Just perfect

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  26. MargaretS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tapa serve amazing food in an authentic environment at a very reasonable price. We will definitely be back soon.

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  27. Michelle

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, helpful staff and welcoming environment.

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  28. Tamlin

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  29. SimoneH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious tapas and wine. Very good service. Very attractive interior design and nice layout of the restaurant. Easy to get to on public transport from the city centre. Our party had a range of different dietary requirements, which the servers were knowledgeable about and gave us clear and helpful advice on finding the relevant menus that catered to our needs. That's usually where restaurants let us down, but not Tapa. Would highly recommend the venue to anyone who likes Spanish cuisine!

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  30. Aljosu

    Roxburghshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely lunch. The food was delicious with a lovely tapas selection. Tremendous value too. £15 per person for the set lunch. The staff were very welcoming. Overall it was a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

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  31. ShonaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent lunch deal. Lovely authentic high quality food.

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  32. IanS

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, staff are very friendly and restaurant has a lovely ambiance. Some of the best tapas I’ve ever had

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  33. Ruth444

    Pittsburgh

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always an excellent restaurant choice. Innovative food, high quality and lovely presentation. Staff are friendly and always available. We did Burns night and enjoyed their take on haggis.

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  34. Gloria

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place. Good atmosphere, helpful staff and delicious food value food. We are regulars

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  35. EllenT

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch with a friend, took up the deal. Plenty of choice, really tasty, classics and some interesting variations, all beautifully prepared and presented, but most importantly, so full of flavour. Friendly service, good pace and this deal was excellent value.

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  36. LindaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and wonderful staff - will absolutely be back

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  37. SarahL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed our visit, the food was absolutely delicious, and the staff so friendly and nice, however, our booking was for 8pm, and by 8.30pm we’d been rushed through a starter and our five chosen dishes - far too fast! This was a special night for us, and we wanted to sit back and relax. At one stage I hadn’t even finished chewing and the table was cleared! Not sure why, it was a shame, because the food and place we loved.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good tapas, very good staff and really nice place, pity the guitarist was not there but still had a great evening will be back again 100%

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  39. colinw

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    was recommended by a friend , amazing food, ambience and service , Intend visiting again soon .

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  40. HannahM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, great service. Always great, at all visits.

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Tapa is rated 4.8 stars by 1319 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Tapa

19 Shore Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6SW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Leith
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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 on Henderson Street coming from the City 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, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 476 6776
  • Private party facilities
    We're happy to cater for your private events, and can provide space for weddings, funerals, business meetings and lucheons. E-Mail us on tapa@tapaedinburgh.co.uk with your requirements.
  • Private party contact
    Daniel Shearon: 0131 476 6776
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