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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland (Bruntsfield)
+44 131 221 1554
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Ranked #17 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $37
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Bruntsfield
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving uncomplicated Tapas From Spain and South Africa. If you're looking for a luxurious experience based on whatever rating we have on Tripadvisor at present, we advise you to look elsewhere. Please note we have tried many times to get Tripadvisor to remove the Child Friendly tag from our listing they have not done this. Due to local licensing laws we are not permitted to allow children under 5 years of age as we have no changing facilities. Parties of Six or more will be required to pay a deposit of £10 per person on booking to secure the booking. This is due to repeated no-shows.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I booked a table for 8 adults on a Friday night. Somehow there was no record of the booking. Feeling a bit annoyed and facing a packed reataurant I was really impressed when the owner re-organised the seating plan-including getting diners to move (thank you) and after a 15 min wait we were all seated at 1 table. The food... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

my partner and i absolutely loved this restaurant, it was cosy but didnt feel cramped and was decorated authentically. The menu was diverse with a great specials menu and the food was delicious- the best tapas we have had in Edinburgh. we had olives and bread for starters, chorizo, sea bass, calamari and potato dish, they had a great choice... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited Indaba Saturday evening 17th Jan 2015 with 3 friends and a 10 year old. Service was excellent and food was terrific. We were mixed vegetarian and meat eaters. Wide, and tasty, choice of vegetarian dishes Meat and fish dishes we selected were also excellent. Small place and no surprise it was busy. We booked and I'd recommend you do... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

In Edinburgh for just one night and had been here once before so wanted to try again. So glad we did, fabulous food, great service and just a really enjoyable night out. Some great choices on special board, Ostrich steak was wonderful but all the Tapas were excellent., had the trio of desserts shouldn't really but shared between 2 do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Went for a meal on visiting Edinburgh with my boyfriend and it was just fantastic,staff were great very helpful and food was out of this world!!!! Will defiantly go back!! Would recommend booking a table as it's a small intimate place and dose get quite busy. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was full!

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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went here for tea and the food was beautiful. The staff are obviously very passionate about their food and take time to explain and answer any questions. The decor and music was very authentic and made you feel like you were in Venezuela. Definitely a place for foodies. Quite pricey but worth the experience

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132 reviews 132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Before I start definitely book ahead! We tried to come here a couple of times but without reservations it seems impossible to get in. It's a cosy place with only a few tables; service is excellent and the food quite divine. They recommend 5 dishes between two which was more than enough for us. Boerwoors is on the menu as... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been here a few times recently and have loved it every time. The service is friendly and prompt. Interesting decor, highlighting South African influence. They serve a mixture of Spanish tapas and South African food. The tapas is my favourite, especially their amazing croquettas - the best I've ever had! Other highlights are the smokey, delicious calamari, and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We ended up here looking for somewhere quick to get a bite before going to the Cameo next door. The staff found us a table and recommended a slew of tapas dishes that they could make quickly, including a couple of the specials. We had some great chorizo and meatballs, and the veg dishes were just as good. It's a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We dined here recently based on good things we has heard from other friends. On arrival we were greeted warmly and there was a very pleasant buzz to the intimate dining room. The service was perfect and we could not have asked for anything better. We all really loved the food - it was fresh, very tasty and well presented.... More 

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Additional Information about Indaba

Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 37
Cuisine: African, Spanish, Tapas

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