Tapa

4.8
263 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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 263 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very tasty, good portions and the staff is very friendly! Sangria amazing ūü§© Highly recommended.

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Robnsus
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa never fails to deliver, food ambiance and service first class!

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Yorkshireman
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants, never fails to impress.

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Laurie
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back - we love the restaurant - it never dissappoints

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Eddie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Best tapas I’ve had in Edinburgh and very reasonably priced.

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Digby
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly fresh and tasty food. Some of the friendliest service in Edinburgh. A great dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

PH
PaulH
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic Tapas. Quick service, good value for money.

Great churros and coffee.

MA
MarkA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!!! Will definitely be back.

KV
KathV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing I can say is that the menu on the website is not the same as the one you get in the restaurant itself.

There are fewer options available but they are, as always, varied and delicious.

The mushroom croquetas are superb, a new dish for my eating chum and me. The chorizo! Wow.

Eat here everyone!

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PavlosE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, good combination of ingredients with lovely presentation on the plate. I left satisfied and with a very good impression. Will recommend.

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Catherine
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant with good segregation so it felt safe. Very clear insructions beforehand.
The tapas were excellent, nicely presented and well cooked with a good variety of fish, meats anx veg. My husband thought the rioja was very good.
Will return again.

EM
EmmaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always, slightly pricey but great staff and a nice ambience.

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Hellywally
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food we can’t recommend it highly enough!

LH
LucyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great! Thank you so so much

SF
SallyF
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, possibly some of the best tapas we have had. The menu included a couple of pork dishes that we have never had before and were fantastic.

Staff were great, very friendly and welcoming. All In all, a wonderful way to return to post-Lockdown eating out.

Thank you!

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Neil
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will be back...my ratings tell it all.

RM
RoslynM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service was good and staff were friendly.

KG
KathleenG
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely little restaurant and was very busy - I found it really noisy (we were sitting in the back part) not sure if that is down to the low ceiling or the plastic partitions but it certainly didn't detract from the food. Would highly recommend Tapa and the staff couldn't do enough for you.

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Customer
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good choice on menu, not for Vegetarian/Vegan

Plenty of staff and didn't have to wait long. in and out in the two hour slot allocated.

Need to book

MD
MartinD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service and the food was excellent ūüĎĆgoing for a meal should be an experience and the staff nailed it thank you I
loved it...

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Callum
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Pricey yet delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Food was lovely... authentic Spanish feel about it all. First visit here and plan to return.

RH
RonH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anything was wonderful and Nadia was especially fantastic.

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Cami
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa never disappoints!! Food was incredible, the fish (as always) was fresh. Attentive and friendly service and very clean/ up to standards with covid-19 regulations! So glad to be back :)

KH
KarenH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have this fab place open again
Have eaten here for some years but this last meal on Wednesday was the best ever
The chef is from Seville and I felt we were backbone Spain
The hosts Dan & Greg make it a pleasure to be there

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grahaml
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very authentic food, impeccably presented.

The standard is consistently good.

EE
EmmaE
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food that came to the table very quickly. Staff were lovely and the whole experience was a pleasure.

LC
LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Tapa was excellent plenty choices and food was very tasty would be back definitely

JH
JonathanH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fab food. Good advice given by attentive staff. Would very happily go again.

FM
FlorenceM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Spanish Tapas and delicious. Great staff and service

EB
ElaineB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We booked a table outside. The table was on a slope, which was not ideal. There was no screening around the seating area so the view was the flats. The food was excellent but it cooled really quickly. It also got really cold outside and there were no heaters. It wouldn't put me off going to Tapas again but I definitely wouldn't go for an outside table.

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DianeE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely afternoon. The food was fab and the staff were really friendly and very helpful. Great value for money too. I would definitely recommend

BE
BrianE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with very helpful and knowledgeable staff members ūüĎć

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Bilk
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic tapa served by a cheery and efficient staff. The pig cheek croquettes are amazing. Margaritas were first class. I thoroughly recommend Tapa.

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing. The Tapas and wine was outstanding and the staff very knowledgeable.
Safety and cleanliness was taken seriously by Tapa and the tables were spaced apart in line with
Covid restrictions.

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Alexis
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Outstanding food; excellent table service. Manager perhaps undestandably slightly overanxious about everything, measures, movement within restaurand, which does not make for an entirely relaxed atmosphere overall. But definitely worth returning to, due to the quality of the food and its preparation.

JH
JenniferH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times in the past, and have never been able to fault a thing. Food is always fantastic, service lovely and the cava is delightful as well.

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Tess
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant restaurant. Very authentic and friendly.

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D4DFamily
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall the lunch was really good.
I did not read the small print on the email advertising the free glass of ~Cava on arrival therefore I was a bit disappointed it was not included in the lunch, but I did purchase a glass of wine !

FAQs

Tapa is rated 4.8 stars by 263 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.