Specialising in high quality Spanish cuisine, Edinburgh’s Tapa is a food-lover's haven, and well worth a visit if you have a penchant for tasty plates of tapas and big glasses of delicious Spanish wine. The team here are a passionate bunch and go to great lengths to ensure everything is sourced from the best local and Spanish suppliers. Meaning, you can expect to find organic and free-range Iberian meat alongside vegetables from Scottish suppliers, for example. Located in a converted warehouse on Shore Place in Leith – a stone’s throw from the Shore and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre – Tapa is one of the best when it comes to Spanish fare, and as a result bookings are essential.
As we mentioned, Edinburgh’s Tapa is set within a converted warehouse which features white-washed walls, high vaulted ceilings and flashes of colour reminiscent of its Mediterranean heritage. Honestly, from the moment you step`inside this Leith restaurant you will be reminded of an old-school Spanish bodega. Also boasting two individually-styled dining rooms, Tapa is perfect for intimate meals for two as well as larger group celebrations. Now, as for the menu…
To begin, we suggest that you pay Tapa a visit with guests who you’re happy to share with. It is tapas after all! Kick things off with the signature beetroot gazpacho and the jamon y queso platter loaded with Spanish ham and cheese. The menu is then broken down into meadow, sea and land, and we advise getting stuck into each and every one of them. Some of our favourites include the sea bass ceviche flavoured with citrus and aji, topped with mango and pomegranate; the slow-cooked, red wine-infused chorizo and the pan-seared peppers topped with sea salt. If you’re anything like us, by now you’ll be positively ravenous at the thought of dining at Edinburgh’s Tapa. So, head to Shore Place in Leith and find out what the fuss is all about – you won’t be disappointed.
Great selection of dishes and very attentive staff. Made to feel very welcome. Good value for money considering the quality of the food served. Will definitely return and will be taking others.
Excellent food and service. Arrived slightly before reservation time, but this was not a problem. Staff attentive and friendly. Best sangria we ever had. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Live music with guatarist was a surprise.
First visit here. Good food. Unusual choice of tapas.Great atmosphere with guitarist. Efficient service. Would definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending to others
Great food, good atmosphere and very nice staff. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The sea bass cheviche was great. Definitely try it if you are in the area.
It is a Friday night. In the snow. Minimal bus service. Here comes Tapa: 'We're open!' It's a siren song to the precipitation weary. We book, we eat, we imbibe. We order the usual numbers - the pan, fried aubergines, artichokes, the goats cheese brulee (with an angioplasty at a 50% discount), preso for el senor. And the rioja, of course. All of it is crisply but jocularly delivered. Eyes roll back into the head at each delectable bite. We are happy. Never change, o Tapa.
Tapa was once again excellent! Took my daughter in law and two grandchildren there for the first time for lunch and they were delighted with the food and the experience. The service is first class, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The food is delicious and the set lunch is very good value. I've been to Tapa several times and it is consistently enjoyable, laid back and fun. What more could you ask for! Carol
Everything about this restaurant is superb. The waiting staff are incredibly friendly, not to mention knowledgeable about the food they are serving you. The food is out of this world. We shared some chorizo in wine, some chicken in a spicy salsa and the most wonderfully simplistic, yet flavoursome chickpea stew. Not only was the food delicious, but it was excellent value for money too (unlike some places in Edinburgh). I would recommend Tapa to anyone that likes delicious food in an ambient setting.
We have visited Tapa on many occasions - we have never once been disappointed! The staff, service, food quality and atmosphere are totally amazing! We highly recommend Tapa, and will definitely be back! Thank you!!
Really wish we were rating here a 5 as the previous time we ate here, it most definitely was! Unfortunately this time 3 out of our 5 tapa were cold when served, not helped by being served on virtually cold plates and being given a cold plate to eat them of. When we mentioned it they were taken away and replaced no problem and the replacements were hot and tasty. But this is a schoolboy mistake, that spoilt our enjoyment of our food. I have to say our desserts were lovely and their Spanish Rice Pudding is amazing. A note re table choice, if it's cold outside. Don't sit at the table beside the window and wall as a very cold draft blows down from behind the framed prints on the wall. We did draw this to the attention of one of the servers as he noticed my husband and I cuddling the radiator behind my seat wjen the couple beside us left. He didn't understand where it was coming from, as apparently there isn't a vent or window behind the prints!!! Please don't let this put you of going if you love tapa, as hopefully this was a one off.
I had to adjust my booking time by half an hour as we were all running late but that was fine with them. Lovely staff, very friendly, clean restaurant. Ordered 3 Tapas each which were yummy and 2 Crafts of Sangria to wash it all down! Delicious, will be back.