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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was recommended to this place as we stayed close by. Food was great, hard to choose a favorite. Service brilliant, friendly and informative. Off a side street, but well worth looking up for great Tapas

Thank Noel C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second time I visited and it didn't disappoint. They have a huge specials board so there were loads of different dishes available. They had a great selection of vegetarian dishes too. Everything we ordered was served promptly and it was all delicious. The waiter was extremely helpful and provided some excellent suggestions. My one tip would be... More 

Thank Erin C
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be Prepared for a flavour explosion. Fantastic South African twist on tapas, the punchy garlic, chilli and sweet spice adds a great dimension to Spanish classic fare. Small but perfectly formed independent little restaurant with an authentic vibe and staffed by people who clearly believe in their food. The matrimonios was a great start, followed by garlic prawns and albondigas... More 

Thank SparklehorseEngland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very nice pre-theatre meal very good choice of traditional Spanish tapas and other food from random places: Scotland, South Africa? Good service and not expensive

Thank Arthur K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing atmosphere, attentive service, delicious food (would recommend the pork ribs and anything from the daily specials). We had such a special evening - it was lit! THANK YOU

Thank hannahpink2017
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Milk wife and I were looking for somewhere nice to eat in a part of Edinburgh we didn't know too well. It was a freezing cold evening and had spotted the Indaba mentioned on Google maps for this particular area so decided to give it a try rather than wandering around in the cold. What a good decision it turned... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great little restaurant tucked away in a side street that offer an interesting menu of Spanish Tapas and South African recipes. All freshly prepared on site so little dishes arrive one at a time and clearly nothing is pre-prepared. The service was efficient and friendly. The cheese-cake and the plum and almond sorbet especially delicious. We will be back....

Thank kalikome
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This was an excellent diversion from a soggy, cold Saturday evening in Edinburgh. Food was excellent, service was good, atmosphere excellent, decor a bit quirky.

Thank David B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh and I've always given it 5 stars but I think trip advisor revues should always be honest so it's dropped to a 4 for me. Good things first, the ribs are truly magnificent and worthy of 5 stars just for them but I was a bit disappointed in the rest this... More 

Thank Always-on-the-level
Bristol, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I found this place by accident and I'm glad that I did. The staff were very accommodating as I did not have a booking and it was busy a busy Friday. I loved the fusion of South African/Spanish/Scottish tapas: biltong, haggis & chorizo - oh happy days - and accompanied by great recommendations for wine to accompany each dish. I'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$31
African, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554
An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South Africa. Yes, this is casual dining. Regret no under 5's. No Groups larger than 8.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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