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Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland (Bruntsfield)
+44 131 221 1554
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Ranked #20 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $42
Cuisines: African, Spanish, Tapas, Venezuelan
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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.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.
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came here twice during the festival, way off the beaten track. A wide and exotic range of tapas, served quickly, from a fab fusion of Spanish and South African sources. Staff are friendly and helpful. Plentiful range of drinks. You won't be disappointed, a truly good place.

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Portland, Michigan, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We recommend reservations because this is a small place, perhaps 40 to 50 patrons. We were really late because the Celtics and Polish football fans closed down ordinary traffic patterns. Our hosts were most gracious. Tapas were uniformly delicious. We had eight among four folks. All were superb. The place is noisy, all hard surfaces. Service is really good. If... More

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It's not often you encounter South African restaurants let alone "fusion" South African restaurants. So the concept of a South African Spanish place seems odd. But it works. The restaurant has a warm ambience. The food is good and inventive, staff are friendly, and it's all quite unusual and feel-good. Do book if you go. Some good vegetarian options too.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had albondigas, calamares, gambas al ajillo, jamon and rollitos de calabacin (courgettes with feta). All were delicious. The restaurant was busy but both waiters worked their socks off. The evening got off to a good start when they could not find our reservation but quickly rearranged the tables to fit us in. The South African Sauvignon was a little... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went here with my girlfriend for her birthday, and it was a fantastic choice. It's a very welcoming place and small enough so that you always get the attention and service that you would ever want. The food was incredible. There is a huge range, and every dish we ordered was, to use a Spanish word, riquisima. The owner and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here with my partner during the festival. We turned up without a reservation and were lucky enough to get a table straight away. We had five tapas dishes between us and they were all very good - including the crocodile, which I was a little sceptical about! The waiter recommended a bottle of South African White wine which was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I like the novel mixture of Venezuelan, Spanish and South African food. Interesting menu, and good specials menu, which changes regularly. The Venezuelan recipes tasted authentic. The trio of deserts was superb, especially the crying pudding

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for fresh ingredients, well presented and tasty food then you will not be disappointed. We have eaten here a couple of times and on both occasions everything we ordered (from ample choice) was high quality and delicious. Looking forward to the next visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You won't be disappointed, we certainly weren't. First time here and will definitely be back. Superb array of different dishes and excellently paired ingredients, from the more adventurous crocodile bites to haggis, chorizo or seafood, it was all well thought out and each dish delicious. Good selection of drinks and then there is the desserts...one very satisfied customer :-)

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Brighton
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

African tapas next to the Cameo cinema? Who'd have thought? They had crocodile on the menu, but I settled for seared tuna plus lots of other dishes . Very filling - too full to sample their tempting puddings!

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