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EL QUIJOTE

#234 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
West End
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13/A BROUGHAM STREET, Edinburgh EH3 9JS, Scotland
+44 131 478 2856
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17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent meal in here on a busy Saturday night. The two waiting staff were very busy, but there was no delay and everything went smoothly, the staff were happy to spend time explaining the menu and giving us recommendations. We shared around 8 platters of tapas along with some really nice sherry and Spanish wine. The cheese... More 

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Thank bob n
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was beautiful! Great tastes and amazing size! Service was top of the range with tapas brought out all slightly separate but great timing! Friendly and very accommodating! Would recommend Anyone coming here!

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Thank Stacey G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting edinburgh for a night away with my husband and visited this little gem on advice of our hotel, we were not disappointed!! Amazing food , great host & lovely traditional setting. Will definetly be back on another visit!

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Thank Carol-Anne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for 4 on a busy Saturday. This is a small restaurant that you should book. Food is excellent. Lots of iberico dishes, pork but not as you would expect. Had the best Calamari ive tasted with a lovely aoili. All dishes beautifully presented. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Wine list is small but has all you would need.... More 

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Thank Paul M
Glasgow
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I were going through to Edinburgh to the King's Theatre after working all day in Glasgow and wanted dinner before our show so I Googled restaurants near the theatre and frankly picked this place at random. Booked 2 swats on line. And oh I'm so glad we picked it! I was the first customer in at 6pm... More 

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Thank Patricia H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small one-room tapas bar. It has the usual tapas, media and racions across a good range of different types of Spanish food so, it will suit you if you want to nibble or if you're really hungry. A limited wine list but it's got good quality at reasonable prices. Try the pig's cheeks with a glass of... More 

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Thank eddiedick
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I found this delightful, relaxed and authentic Spanish restaurant on our first night in Edinburgh. The host had a friendly, polite and welcoming manner that carried through the whole restaurant to create a calm and informal atmosphere. The dishes are mostly offered in a range of 3 portion sizes with a few special dishes only offered as... More 

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Thank Browncow24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a great little restaurant in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh. Whenever we have visitors we take them to this restaurant because of the great food and excellent service. On most of our visits we ask the staff to recommend the tapas and I don't think they have got it wrong yet. The food always tastes fresh and the... More 

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Thank Colin H
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We didn't have food but went to this place to have some wine. Very cosy and traditional restaurant, great staff, very relaxing to spend a couple of hours. Great wines at reasonable prices.

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Thank Liv18
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I along with my wife visited on 18/12/2016 for dinner. The host was very welcoming and service was very good. We had tapas which were all yummy, specially calamari was very tasty. Enjoyed the atmosphere, small but cosy restaurant, reasonable prices too. We will be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13/A BROUGHAM STREET, Edinburgh EH3 9JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 478 2856
Description
Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant from across South of Spain.
Really friendly environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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