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19 Shore Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6SW
  • Telephone 0131 476 6776
  • Bar open Tue–Sat 9.30am–11pm. Closed Sun.
  • Food served Tue–Sat 9.30am–9.30pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.tapaedinburgh.co.uk
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Stylish Spanish restaurant in a former warehouse offering flexible menus and adventurous food and drink pairings.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

A decade is a seriously long time to stay a success in Edinburgh’s competitive dining scene. But plucky Tapa is celebrating its tenth birthday this year, despite being ever so slightly off the main drag in Leith’s busy Shore. Perhaps it’s the stylish warehouse conversion. Perhaps it’s the careful sourcing and importing of ingredients like Iberian pork or interesting sherry. Perhaps it’s the deft and welcoming service. Or perhaps it’s because their tapas menu really does offer something for everyone. That’s far from damning with faint praise: after all, we’ve all been stuck trying to find a table that will suit the fussy pal, the picky kid, the veg-refusing colleague. But what’s special about Tapa is that it covers all these bases so very elegantly, with beautiful dishes that show real care in the kitchen and definitely do their bit to bring the sunshine to Leith. So felicidades Tapa – here’s to the next ten years,

The List's rating






Jo Laidlaw visited Tapa
  • High point: Imaginative dishes that really will make everyone happy
  • Low point: The big space can feel a bit empty when quiet
  • Notable dish: Great value lunch tapas deal
  • Average price: £15 for two (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £21.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

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16 Apr 2019

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16 Apr 2018

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