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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland (Bruntsfield)
+44 131 221 1554
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Ranked #17 of 1,788 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Tapas
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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
Neighborhood: Bruntsfield
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.
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95% Recommend
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Edinburgh, UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I wrote a review about Indaba a few years back; my first visit was within the first few months of its operation and although I saw the potential there were a number of glitches that needed to be improved. Since then I have visited Indaba several times and it is very pleasing to see that it is now a well... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited for an evening meal. The service was efficient and the food good. Slightly different to a Spanish tapas menu, as they sell a combination of Spanish, South African and South American dishes. 4 to 5 dishes are recommended per two diners. The staff were friendly overall and the service quick. Suitable for couples or families with older children.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I chose this for a family birthday meal - it is a little bit different (in a good way) and when you are inviting others to somewhere you like, you always worry it won't be as good or your guests will be disappointed. I really need not have worried, everyone around the table loved it, really enjoyed it. The haggis... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I went back here as my first visit was so good. Unfortunately the standards have fallen both in quality of food and service. The evening I was there it was not that busy but we had to wait 35 mins for any food. The table beside us who had come in after us was served before us and the waitress... More

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Firstly, thanks for your previous review. My wife and I were very dismayed to read this review on our return from a holiday. Usually, when we take a holiday, we close Indaba. This time round, as my wife had been on maternity leave and we had taken extra staff on to cover, we decided to keep Indaba open whilst we... More

Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have read a few confused comments about this place: it is a tapas bar, don't expect huge portions! Food was all very good, service attentive and price in line with Edinburgh; we spent around 22£ per head including drinks and leaving the place pretty stuffed! Excellent desserts.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I cannot recommend this place enough. The food was delicious, and there's so much choice and variation. We shared 6 tapas between 2 which was the perfect amount. You also get a lovely bowl of breads and oil free of charge. Service was very friendly and attentive. We received our choices two or three dishes at a time which we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After reading all these wonderful reviews in TA I couldn't wait to visit this restaurant. I've been both to Venezuela and Spain, so, I expected Indaba to bring back some good memories. But it didn't. The food was very average and I wonder why it has such terrific reviews! Arepa was OKish but unreasonably pricy. I tried one of the... More

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your average review. We, like every other restaurant get a mix of reviews because: everyone will have differing opinions about places, just as I totally disagree with a number of your reviews both the good and the bad. Most people like us, you don't. Shame. More

Perth, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Indaba is quite basic inside but the food more than makes up for lack of furnishings in the restaurant. It truly is finger licking delicious. The only downside is that the dishes came out one at a time - I ate there with a colleague and we would have preferred to have 2 or 3 dishes brought out at one... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I first visited this restaurant when it had recently opened 3 years ago. I was so excited to go back, but make sure you make a reservation!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

First visit to Indaba & will definitely go back again. Food was so tasty and lots of choice for both meat eaters and veggies. Service couldn't be faulted, staff were very friendly and attentive to the right level - not in your face but there when you needed them. Lovely restaurant & would highly recommend!

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