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Malvarosa

262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
+44 131 669 7711
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (41 reviews)
“tapas” (103 reviews)
“chorizo bread” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The real deal in this restaurant is the Paella 🥘. Cooked with talent, art and professionalism. Other that that, including starters, sangria and service speed, all average. However, need to admit that the waitress was so friendly and tried to do her best..... Lunch time,...More

Thank Loay E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great choice. Party menu recommended. Tapas fantastic. Great friendly service. The take away churros icing on the cake

Thank VDUUBYA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a walk down Portobello for dinner but we weren't sure where to go so on reading the menu outside we decided to head in. We didn't have a reservation but were given a table and told it was reserved but we had an hour...More

1  Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for a Saturday lunch. It was fairly quiet, but the food was very tasty as always and the service was swift because of the small number of customers. A good choice of beers were enjoyed along with some tasty tapas. Very happy...More

1  Thank Garstar
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Was told of this place from a friend and can now call him a really good friend this place is great the decor is nice it was a lunch time but I think at night it will look really authentic the food is so Spanish...More

Thank Samh1112
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Staff were great at recommending/explaining the food. Mixed breads with dips for starters were amazing. Would recommend reserving a table in advanced, going at peak times you may get turned away if you don't have a booking.

Thank TwoGadjys
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Really pleasant atmosphere on a Saturday lunch time - good service but never felt hurried. Food was delicious. We had a mix of adults and children in our group - ten people altogether - everyone was well looked after and found something they liked on...More

Thank Kirstin M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We go to Spain often and love tapas. We have never eaten tapas like this! The olive bread was lumps of dough. Garlic prawns £8.50 for 5. Crispy haddock full of bones, garlic chicken was not good quality, lumps of chewy whatever. My husband will...More

1  Thank Bluelalka
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I, my husband and our Mum’s dined at Malvarosa on Mother’s Day, as always the food was delicious and the bill really reasonable. We had the various different breads, Potato Brava’s, Chorizo, Chicken and a couple of sharing boards with vegetables, meatballs etc. We really...More

2  Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Tapas were ok. Prices are expensive for what you get. Service slow considering they have 5-6 tables: 20 minutes to bring a salad and some cheese is too much. The escalibada was poor at best (chef, you need to peel the peppers after you roast...More

2  Thank Javi E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 669 7711
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Description
Friendly neighbourhood restaurant, serving delicious authentic tapas, paellas, sharing-boards,traditional homemade cakes and regional wines. Our selection of homemade breads are baked here every morning in the premises - you can even order them to enjoy at home, as with all our dishes. We are happy to organise group bookings, at-home 'tapas parties' and open-air paellas!
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