Tapa

4.8
355 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 355 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
LM
LeeM
Inverness
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very attentive staff wouldn’t hesitate to return if I happen to visit Leith again.

GJ
GraemeJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and it's never been anything less than outstanding. Great food, excellent range of drinks and friendly and helpful staff.

EC
EllieC
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guys at Tapa have done a great job in recreating a taste of Spain down in Leith. Their recent refurbishment has built on the existing rustic ambience with contemporary touches. As always, the food is excellent and combines authentic dishes with a little "levelling up".

CF
ChrisF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and service. Only down side was limited choice of beer. Otherwise really good and would visit again.

RM
RossM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent as was the service, in my opinion it was lacking atmosphere there was music playing but it was so quiet you could hardly hear it , the dividing screens probably didn't help but that couldn't be helped ! Overall good though !

CT
CaelanT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food but the highlight here really is the service. I don’t think I’ve been to anywhere that tops Tapa. Really friendly, fun atmosphere and the staff really knew their stuff in terms of recommendations etc. I wish I could remember the name of the servers that dealt with us to shout them out! Will definitely be returning

MT
MarianneT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice of authentic Spanish tapas. Good value for money and lovely service

RB
RosemaryB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an outside table for lunch and enjoyed our tapas and sangria in the sun in the quiet square. Only thing we'd say is fewer padron peppers and more mushroom balls per serving! Everything tasted great, good choice for veggies and very polite, friendly and attentive staff.

DO
DickO
West Lothian
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic, can definitely recommend.

a
abigdmn
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service, friendly staff. The food is really great, I would definitely recommend and will be going back if I visit Edinburgh again!

KB
KateB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been recommended Tapa by friends and it did not disappoint us. The food was excellent and having ordered a little too much we were able to take the leftovers home to enjoy the next day. The staff were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back again

DS
DerekS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Tapa many times and as always we were not disappointed. The staff were lovely and attentive and the food was just outstanding. My
Daughter had wanted to try the restaurant for a long time, and her graduation from university seemed like the perfect time for a Tapa initiation! She loved it too, so you have a new fan. We’ll done to you all.

FB
FionaB
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, authentic Tapas in Leith, will be back very soon 🙌🏻👏🏻😀🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🫒🥖🍤🥘🍷🍸🍻

LC
LindaC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good selection of tapas and drinks, waiting staff were excellent, friendly and attentive, making it a good first time visit to the restaurant. Will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and perfect service

SD
SD123
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegetarian options to choose from and great service.

CG
ClaireG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are big for tapas so we over ordered but the food was amazing. The service was lovely too - not overly attentive and just the right level. They had a guitarist in which created a lovely feel to the evening. We’ll be back.

SY
SueY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food will be recommending to any friends who come to Leith.

g
gordon
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service food excellent value for money great would highly recommend
Made to feel welcome from the off
Had good COVID practice in place

JT
JT830342
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely seating outside, just a handful of tables. Food came quickly and was delicious! Staff very pleasant too

EO
EOCG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and fantastic reception - only thing which lacks is the wine list for me

MP
MichaelP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this on internet, easy to book and responded instantly.
Don't normally eat tapas, have to say it was very good, a little expensive but worth it overall

ED
EmmaD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here :) The food and service is always fantastic. Don't forget to order the sangria!

SW
SaraW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in atmospheric restaurant. Friendly and attentive staff. The orgiastic red wine is highly recommended!!! After bread and olives we ordered 5 tapas between 2 of us which was perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for better food and staff, one of the most enjoyable meals we have ever had - will definitely be back!

GE
GillE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening. The food and service were great. We weren’t rushed. All staff were really friendly and well informed. Would recommend!

RJ
RJ92
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb and authentic Spanish tapas, highly recommend and will be back 👌

LM
LauraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely, authentic tapas. Great selection and delicious!

EH
EmmaH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only put volume at that level as a couple we’re having a little disagreement behind us that was all!
I love this restaurant my favourite place ever!

AW
AnneW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food brought by friendly staff. Well worth a visit….again and again.

VS
VaibhavS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Amazing food and a good vibe. Would highly recommend.

JW
JackW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb service, great food, very nice wine, and an all round fantastic experience. Will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply one of the best Tapas restaurants I have been to.

BT
BobbieT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Came here as highly recommended by friends. Really disappointed.
Overcooked chicken, watery asparagus. Otherwise just ok.

VM
VeronicaM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa never disappoints. Lovely food. Good service. What more could you ask for

KP
KirstyP
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic fresh tasty food. Really enjoyed the sangria too

F
Fizzy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, guys gave great service. Girls needed some training on how to talk to customers.

SH
SaskiH
Angus
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for lunch and everything was fantastic. The food was amazing and service was great!

MS
MimiS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited tapa with friends. Food and service there is wonderful. A good choice for hanging out with friends and enjoying food together.

KW
KenzaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and drinks and lovely staff in a quiet cosy venue

FAQs

Tapa is rated 4.8 stars by 355 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.