About La Sal

Tucked away in the quiet Howden Street in Old Town is the cosy and elegant La Sal, a tapas bar offering a variety of fresh and authentic dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine. The cosy restaurant creates a plethora of creative and unique dishes that pay homage to various regions in Spain, and are the perfect delicacies to share among friends. The Edinburgh restaurant and bar is passionate about creating quality food and providing a truly unforgettable dining experience. La Sal is open seven nights per week, and open for lunch on Saturdays. Reserve your spot ahead of time before this Spanish treat is fully booked.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


La Sal
8 Howden Street, Old Town
Edinburgh EH8 9HL

Menu Highlights



Aceitunas (GF)


Pan Con Tomate

Bread with tomato

Pan Con Aceite

Bread and olive oil


Surtido De Ibéricos

Iberico cured meat selection

Foie De Navarra Con Pan De Pasas

Duck foie from Navarre served with raisin bread

Queso De Tetilla Frito

Deep – fried creamy Tetilla cheese

Huevos Rotos Con Morcilla De Burgos (Gf)

Layer of potato, onion and pepper topped with egg and black pudding

Salmorejo (GF)

Chilled tomato and garlic sauce topped with hard – boiled egg and iberico ham

Surtido De Pescado

Squid rings, battered cod and spicy king prawns

Selección De Vegetales De Navarra

Platter selection of artichokes, asparagus and Piquillo peppers with olive oil



Iberico cured meat selection


Duck foie from Navarre served with raisin bread


Layer of potato, onion and pepper topped with egg and Padrón peppers


Tomate a Lasal (GF)

Spicy tomato salad


Rocket, lettuce, tomato, sweetcorn, wild asparagus & boiled egg


Tarta de Santiago

Traditional almond tart

Churros con Chocolate

Dipping doughnuts with a thick chocolate sauce

Tocinito de Cielo

A type of cream caramel

More about La Sal, Edinburgh

Spanish cuisine is famous for sophisticated tapas made to be shared among close friends and family. Edinburgh’s La Sal has taken inspiration from this by creating a cosy and elegant space for guests to indulge in high quality Spanish tapas and an extensive wine list. Nestled on quiet Howden Street, the heart of the Old Town, La Sal has an array of dishes that will tantalise the senses. We recommend sampling the selección de vegetales de navarra (a platter of artichokes, asparagus and piquillo peppers), tortilla de berenjenas( a delicious cheese and aubergine omelette) or paying homage to both Spain and Scotland, the huevos rotos con morcilla de burgos(layers of potato, onion and peppers topped with egg and black pudding).

Walking distance from Arthur’s Seat and the National Museum in the UNESCO heritage listed Old Town, La Sal also caters for large groups and offers a set shared menu, perfect for sampling all they have to offer. With an enticing wine list on offer, this Edinburgh hideaway is a must-visit destination for foodies and Spanish lovers alike. Book now to secure your spot today!

71 La Sal Reviews

71 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Nina L.5 days ago · 1 review

Lovely welcome and the food was amazing well cooked and well presented. We will be back to try the paella. Great bottle of Riocca went down well too.

Marta G.13 days ago · 1 review

Muchas gracias por acogernos tan amables como siempre. La comida de 10, el trato de 10! Llevé a dos amigas por el cumpleaños de una de ellas y nos ayudaron a preparar la sorpresa 😜

Sheila C.19 days ago · 5 reviews

La Sal is an informal Spanish restaurant serving great food and a good selection of wines & beers. They have a large selection of tapas dishes to choose from, and we were delighted that all our choices tasted great, and the staff were very friendly & obliging. All 4 of us enjoyed a very good meal and would highly recommend it.

Penelope B.22 days ago · 2 reviews

Cheerful, buzzing tapas bar with magnificent Iberico ham and excellent staples such as tortilla and Manchego.

Emily H.2 months ago · 1 review

Just had a great meal at La Sal. Food was beautiful, probably some of the best tapas I've had in the UK. We were treated so well, the waiter (? owner) was brilliant with us and the kids. It was my son's eighth birthday and even though we weren't making a big deal of it, the staff heard us toasting him and brought out cake and ice cream complete with candles and a happy birthday song. It made his night. I really can't recommend this place enough for good Spanish food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ann S.3 months ago · 1 review

Brilliant evening, staff welcoming and friendly, extremely knowledgeable about food on offer. If it's your first visit to La Sal the waiters will guide you through choices and amounts of food. Would defiantly recommend La Sal for it's food and ambience we had a very relaxed evening.

Jenni R.a year ago · 1 review

My husband and I think La Sal is our favourite restaurant. It's intimate, friendly & provides excellent food. So, if you want a romantic meal out, you can't do better than La Sal.

Kathleen G.10 months ago · 1 review

If it was not for the Fringe Alba FLamenca having a show I would never have found you, Lasal. Fantastic non stop show well done to all. Great authentic Tapas restaurant. I found you on Google booked a table you confirmed by Email and reminded me on the day by email. I will be back fantastic service, great food and not enough time to try all dishes. I will spread the word you are tucked away in Howden Street have great character and loyal customers well done to your team

Marion D.10 months ago · 1 review

Food fantastic as always. La Sal serves the best tapas in Edinburgh in our opinion. good service, lovely wine. Our only gripe was that the serving of jamon and manchego was very small for the price. That aside, we highly recommend it.

June L.9 months ago · 1 review

We had tapas which were delicious & food authentic. Star of the dishes was the garlic & chilli prawns. We had 4 tapas dishes which was ample for two ladies & left enough room for divine marsapone cheesecake & tart. Wine selection very good & staff very helpful. Definitely worth a visit & the 10min cab trip from st andrews square. Definitely recommend & look forward to another visit.