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Tapa

4.8
4.8
694 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 694 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. GM

    GillianM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and a good choice of wines. Friendly staff.
  2. UB

    UglyBetty

    Edinburgh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening at Tapa. It was a Thursday night when, at the moment, there is 50% off the food. The place was buzzing. We had a nice selection of tapas, all very tasty, accompanied by the house wine, a lovely rioja. The service was friendly and efficient and with the 50% off it was a very reasonably priced meal.
  3. KC

    KateC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous meal out with my son, daughter and her partner. The food and drink was great. The service was amazing. Especially as the restaurant was really busy. They were on top of it with a smile.
  4. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Tapa delivery a lovely evening with great food and service. That's why we keep on coming back!
  5. YE

    YorkshireEdinburgher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes were lovely especially the Ox Cheek, Secreto and Puntillias and served by friendly attentive staff.
  6. K

    Kirsty

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great as was the service. The only complaint was the aubergine didn’t have enough honey on it. The cheeks was lovely as was the potato dish. We’ve enjoyed visiting you in the past and will definitely be back to see you.
  7. JK

    JohnK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I found Tapa, a wee bit off the Shore area in Leith, on the last day of our holiday in Scotland. What a pity. We could easily have eaten there every night. From the moment we walked in the very attentive staff made us welcome and led us through their recommendations. For starters we ordered the Pan with dips and Anchoas. For mains, Secreto, Berenjenas con meil, Patatas mixta, Carpaccio de pulpo. All excellent. Overall an excellent experience.
  8. SM

    SarahM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a lovely tapas restaurant, fab food and service and the tables are all nicely distanced so you don’t feel like you are eating with the people next to you. Personal outstanding dishes were sea-bass ceviche, presa and the slow cooked pig cheeks. Will definitely be back.
  9. NC

    NatalieC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service for my mums birthday, food was amazing
  10. V

    Vern

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic welcome, service, food and drink. Helpful and attentive. Superb long lunch with best friends at one of our best restaurants. Keep up the great work.
  11. IW

    IanW

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's like being In Spain - great ambience and interesting, well-prepared food
  12. TR

    TonyR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are unsure about Tapas then the Thursday Night Special is your opportunity to try top quality Tapa, excellent service & cooking for 1/2 price. It's worth it full price, doubly so on Thursdays!
  13. PF

    PatriciaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I treated 5 members of my family , including 2 children and 1 teenager, taking advantage of 1/2 price Thursday. There was sufficient variety that everyone had something they could eat. Also, we were able to book a table early (5:30), which worked well on a school night, and the restaurant was fairly quiet. The latter is important as the youngest child has hyper-sensitive hearing. Service was very friendly and child-appropriate.
  14. MH

    MarcosH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food. Compared to some of the more well known Spanish restaurants in Edinburgh the food here tasted more authentic and better portion sizes. They also had better selection of Spanish beverages. Great restaurant
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  16. KM

    KaraM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food in a lovely setting and excellent service. Puts you in the mood to be on holiday
  17. SR

    SimonR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Next time I will order two sets of tapas.
  18. c

    callum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside for the first time. As the evening was still and warm (for Scotland) the experience was really pleasant.
  19. PC

    PhilipC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a regular visitor, I'd recommend this restaurant. The menu is varied and delicious!
  20. JC

    JohnC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, where we were looked after well by engaging staff.
  21. LC

    LauraC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always love going to tapa the food is always amazing and staff are ways friendly.
  22. ME

    MhairiE

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic tapas and great service as always… we’re fairly frequent visitors and never disappointed
  23. RM

    RobbieMac

    North Scotland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived early for the Thursday Club and enjoyed the atmosphere as the restaurant got busier. Very attentive and helpful service from the team. We ordered six tapa to share and everything was well cooked and very tasty. We will definitely be back to explore their menu further.
  24. PH

    PamH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food as always . Very efficient staff lovely atmosphere. Never been disappointed with any dishes I’ve had . Keep going guys your Brilliant 🤩
  25. AF

    AndyF

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit Leith a lot and, as we had friends with us that are not quite as familiar with the area. We thought we would try somewhere a little duffer for Supper. We were not disappointed!! This is a little gem, slightly off the beaten track, which serves some great authentic Tapas. The Staff couldn’t have been more friendly and we ate some delicious dishes in a pleasant unhurried atmosphere and we have vowed to return in September to introduce two other friends to Tapas’s delights.
  26. GM

    GordonMac

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not a huge menu to choose from, last time we were at taps the menu had more to choose from. Service very good ,but waitress did miss out our prawns. An enjoyable evening by we will not be coming back unless the menu changes
  27. CM

    ChrystalM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been several times now. The food and service are always good!
  28. CM

    CatM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food. Some are a bit pricey for what you get but everything is very tasty. Could do with some better fish options.
  29. AC

    AlexandraC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and cheerful staff. Diners aged 7 to 48 were equally comfortable at 7pm.
  30. HT

    HanaTS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! Great space and always great service! Food never disappoints!
  31. DF

    DavidF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic night sitting at the Sean Connery table. Service was stellar, food came quickly and was delicious and filling.
  32. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely super food, wine and service ! Lovely people who obviously care about their product...bags of information and suggestions which encouraged us to eat different foods Would highly recommend !
  33. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food here, not "ordinary" but a twist on every dish, and in a friendly and informal setting. Great wine list too. Just go and try it for yourself.
  34. SG

    SarahG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The guitarist was the cherry on the cake. Will definitely be back.
  35. AR

    AnnetteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my new favourite restaurant - all dishes were amazing, obviously made with care and good ingredients. Wine was lovely too and guitarist added to the atmosphere.
  36. HM

    HelenM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious tapas and attentive staff . We shared goats cheese and honey, seabass cerviche , mushroom with shaved cheese , patatas bravas , Spanish black pudding . Highly recommend
  37. EA

    EvanA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I live nearby but this was the first time I had tried this restaurant. I was very pleasantly surprised and will certainly return.
  38. DM

    DaveM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people, lovely place, some nice tweaks to the menu - a total treat, as ever.
  39. K

    Katie

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely meal in Tapa. Waiting staff great and food extremely tasty. Good always arrived quickly too!
  40. AG

    AnaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    First time I went to Tapa was absolutely insane, it was the highest quality Spanish food I have had in the UK, the second time really dissapointed though, i dont know if it was a different chef but the croquetas were different, even the goat cheese dish wasn't as good

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Tapa is rated 4.8 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 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

  • 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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