- Telephone 0131 220 6804
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–late.
- Average price £7.50 (set lunch); £11 (evening meal)
- Website tapame.co.uk
Greek mezze meets Spanish tapas in a friendly and informal city-centre setting.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The dark-wood interior of this unassuming little tapas/mezze bar is a far cry from its former incarnation as the diner-esque, Favorit. The pick-n-mix selection of Spanish and Greek dishes covers the full spectrum of vegetable, seafood and meat bases. A bowl of fat, salty olives and toasted bread topped with tomato is a good place to start. Fans of the potato are in luck, with classic patatas bravas on offer or tatties done Greek-style with oregano and grated kefalotyri cheese. The house salad is a fresh fusion of serrano ham, almonds, oranges and peppers while bakaliaros (battered salt cod) has a nice crisp exterior, the fish falling apart as you bite into it, with a beautifully garlicky sauce on the side. A stack of spanakopita, meanwhile, has a deliciously delicate minty flavour. For tapas, these are generous portions and, though there’s not a huge choice, the options are tasty and well executed. There’s a value for money lunch deal too, perfect for time-poor hungry shoppers, office workers or tourists.
- High point: The open kitchen turning out moreish food
- Low point: Toilets are down a steep set of stairs
- Notable dish: Salt cod with aioli
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: International
- Capacity: 35/40
- Largest group: 35/40
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £15 per bottle